Building for better lives / Conference sessions

Minor concurrent session

Friday 1 December 2017
9.00am – 10.30am
Meeting room C4.7, ICC

MIN16: The leading edge in Indigenous tenancy management

Many problems arise from the difference between culturally appropriate Indigenous ways of living and mainstream housing tenancy arrangements. This session highlights leading practice in Indigenous tenancy management including a community housing group working with Aboriginal communities to create partnerships with government and outside organisations, and research on supply and management of housing for Aboriginal people.


Dr Angela Spinney, Swinburne University of Technology

Maria Kevin, NSW Aboriginal Housing Office

Andrew Smith, Tenant Support & Education Project

Rachel Lattimore and Steven Bevington, Community Housing Ltd

Desley Gallagher, Nine Mile Aboriginal Corporation



Dr Angela Spinney
Lecturer/Research Fellow, Housing and Urban Studies, Swinburne University of Technology
Dr Angela Spinney is a highly experienced policy orientated and action researcher specialising in the marginally housed, social and affordable housing, and the housing consequences of domestic and family violence. Angela is a leading Australi... view
Ms Maria Kevin
Manager, Research & Analysis, NSW Aboriginal Housing Office
Maria Kevin is currently the manager of Research & Analysis at the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office. Maria is a research psychologist with more than 20 years applied research experience across health, education, criminal justice and housing sectors. Maria has publish... view
Ms Rachel Lattimore
Community Development Project Manager, Community Housing Limited (CHL)
Rachel Lattimore was appointed as Community Housing Limited’s (CHL) Community Development Project Manager for WA in July 2016. CHL manages social and affordable housing across WA, and community development projects are underway in areas where CHL has a presence. Projec... view
Mr Steve Bevington
Managing Director, Community Housing Ltd Group
Steve Bevington has been involved in the development and management of affordable and community housing for over 30 years including development of cooperative housing in London, chairmanship of London Borough of Camden Council Housing Authority, Housing Cooperative Programs in Victor... view
Ms Desley Gallagher
Director, Nine Mile Aboriginal Corporation & Project Officer, Nyaliga Aboriginal Corporation
Desley Gallagher is a Director of Nine Mile Aboriginal Corporation, and Project Officer for Nyaliga Aboriginal Corporation. Desley is a Ngarinyin woman who resides in Guda Guda (otherwise known as Nine Mile) which is locat... view


Ms Christine Fitzgerald
Executive Director Strategy, Policy and Performance, NT Department of Housing and Community Development
Chris joined the Northern Territory Department of Housing and Community Development in early 2012 and has held a number of positions, including: Regional Executive Director overseeing delivery of public housing across the greater Darwin regi... view