Building for better lives / Conference sessions

Major concurrent session

Friday 1 December 2017
1.45pm – 3.15pm
Pyrmont Theatre, International Convention Centre

MAJ6: What’s the (City) Deal with affordable housing?

The Federal Government is actively pursuing a cities agenda through the establishment of City Deals. What role can these City Deals play in creating affordable housing in our established and emerging cities, and how can local, state and federal governments collaborate to creative affordable and liveable cities?



Hon Angus Taylor MP
Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Federal Member for Hume
Angus entered politics in 2013 when he was elected as the Liberal Federal Member for Hume in NSW. Building on his background in economics, Angus was appointed to parliamentary committees on employment, trade and investmen... view
Mr Andrew Giles MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools, Federal Member for Scullin
Andrew Giles is the Federal Member for Scullin in Victoria. Prior to being elected in 2013, Andrew was a principal lawyer at Slater & Gordon, practicing in employment law, where he helped people uphold their rights at work and resol... view
Lord Mayor Clover Moore
City of Sydney
Clover Moore is Lord Mayor of Sydney, recently re-elected for a record fourth term. She is the first popularly elected woman to lead the City of Sydney and previously served on the City and South Sydney councils. From March 19... view
Mr Geoff Roberts
Deputy Chief Commissioner, Economic Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission
Geoff Roberts has 35 years of experience in Australia and internationally on city strategy, governance and leadership and currently holds an Adjunct Professor position in the City Futures Research Centre at the University of New South Wales. Mr Roberts ... view
Prof Nicole Gurran
Director of the AHURI Research Centre—The University of Sydney
Professor Nicole Gurran is an urban planner and housing policy analyst. She is Co-Director of the University of Sydney’s multi-disciplinary City Network, and on the Executive Board of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association. She teaches several postgraduate subjec... view


Ms Emma Alberici
Journalist and presenter of ABC Television's 'Lateline'
Emma Alberici is an Australian television journalist is currently the presenter of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship current affairs program, Lateline. Emma is an experienced journalist in business, economics and finance. Beginning her journalism career at the Nine Network a... view