Mr Shane Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Housing Office, NSW Department Family and Community Services

 Mr Shane Hamilton

Shane Hamilton is a passionate advocate for providing housing choice for all Aboriginal people. A Wakka Wakka man whose family has links to the South Burnett region of Queensland. He is inspired by his grandparents who saw that a stable home and a good education were key to achieving in life.

Currently the Chief Executive & Executive Director of the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office, his career has taken him right across Australia working in the Government, private and not-for-profit sectors in senior management roles.

Shane was an integral member of the working party that established the successful model for Derby Regional Prison, playing a key consultative role across WA and drawing on his experience as a prisons operations manager.

Shane delivered the national building stimulus program in WA, developing additional public housing across the state following his roles of Executive Director of the Aboriginal Housing and General Manager Service Delivery.

In his dual role as WA and SA State Manager of Community Housing Limited, a global community housing provider, Shane responded to the challenge of developing and delivering housing options in partnership with the private sector and Government, particularly for programs with integrated wrap-around services. Under Shane’s leadership his organisation managed the award-winning East Kimberley Transitional Housing Program.

Related sessions
Thursday 30 November 2017
3.30pm – 5.00pm
Meeting room C4.7, ICC

Minor concurrent session

MIN9: Respecting Indigenous culture and voice in the provision of housing

Understanding the cultural requirements of Indigenous Australians will help policy makers and practitioners deliver appropriate housing. Presenters in this session will examine the return to self-determination in Aboriginal Housing in the NT; ways to create culturally and contextually appropriate Indigenous housing; and the implementation and evaluation of Aboriginal tenant support and education... view
Friday 1 December 2017
1.45pm – 3.15pm
Meeting room C2.2+2.3, ICC

Major concurrent session

MAJ4: Closing the Indigenous housing gap

According to the 2017 Closing the Gap report, we are not on target to close the gap on school attendance, early childhood education, employment, and life expectancy. These outcomes are influenced by, and reflective of poor housing outcomes for Indigenous Australians. How do we create better housing choices for Indigenous Australians given many of the ... view