Building for better lives / Conference sessions

Minor concurrent session

Friday 1 December 2017
9.00am – 10.30am
Meeting room C4.8, ICC

MIN17: A stocktake on transfers of public housing to new landlords

As the push for an affordable housing ‘industry’ continues, what role will stock transfers from government to community housing sector play in this scaling up? By examining stock transfers in Australia to-date, this session will frame the conditions required to support further transfers as a key element of building the capacity of Australia’s affordable housing industryy.

Sponsored by NSW Federation of Housing Associations




Dr Vivienne Milligan
Senior Visiting Fellow, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW
Dr Vivienne Milligan is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the City Futures Research Centre, UNSW. She has over 35 years’ experience in the development of housing policy in Australia working over her career variously as a policymaker, program manager, consultan... view


Mr Chris Bratchford
Executive and Director, Mission Australia
Chris is responsible for the strategic leadership, operational performance and sustainable growth of Mission Australia Housing, one of the largest national community housing providers in Australia. Prior to joining Mission Australia Housing, Chris worked in leadership roles across the not-for-prof... view
Ms Leonie King
Chief Executive Officer, City West Housing
Leonie brings extensive senior management experience across the housing, community care and disability sectors and has a passion and commitment to delivering affordable housing outcomes. Leonie’s experience is in policy and strategy, asset portfolio planning, media, communications, stakeholder engagement a... view
Mr Robert Macbeth
Senior Adviser, Maori Housing Network
Robert Macbeth currently works for the Māori Housing Network within Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development) and is part of a team investing in a range of housing projects including new papakāinga (housing on Māori land) supply. Most recent... view


Mr Peter White
Chief Executive, Housing and Disability Reform, DHHS Tasmania
Peter has worked for the Tasmanian Government for over 25 years, with over 10 years in Housing Tasmania. He has an extensive history in the development of new housing and facilitating the growth of community housing providers. Peter managed t... view