Building for better lives / Conference sessions

Minor concurrent session

Thursday 30 November 2017
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Meeting room C4.6, ICC

MIN10: Locally made: Affordable housing and local government

Local governments are increasingly concerned about the lack of affordable housing within their jurisdictions. This session explores how the local government sector can best contribute to the provision of affordable housing through a number of case studies.




Ms Suzi Hayes
Program Lead, Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance
Suzi Hayes has had a diverse portfolio career spanning academia, local government and not-for-profit sectors. She is currently Program Lead for the Eastern Affordable Housing Alliance, a group of six Councils in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. In additi... view
Ms Terry Wilkinson
General Manager, Human Services, City of Whitehorse
Terry has enjoyed a long career in local government working across a range of community service roles. Terry is responsible for a $68m operational budget, delivery of Capital Works Programs and has a diverse portfolio that see a staff ... view
LTCOL Bill Pickering
Consultant CEO – HSA, MD – Hugo Halliday PR & Marketing Pty Ltd.
LTCOL Bill Pickering (Retd), MA (Comm-Org Comm), BA (Media, Journalism), MPRIA is the Consultant Chief Executive Officer with the newly formed Housing Supply Association launched in July this year in Sydney. The Association was formed to help address the significant shortfall ... view


Prof Chris Paris
Emeritus Professor of Housing Studies, Ulster University
Chris Paris is visiting the University of South Australia in November and December 2017, to collaborate on the ARC Linkage Project “Local Government and Housing in Australia for the 21st Century”. He is Emeritus Professor of Housing, Ulster University, a... view