Housing future communities /

Minor concurrent session

Thursday 29 August 2019
11.00am – 12.30pm

Culturally appropriate service design

Culturally appropriate service coordination better supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families in need of housing. This session explores co-design, self-determination and critical success factors for Aboriginal CHPS and integrated service providers.



Barbara Shaw
Co-Chair, Aboriginal Housing NT (AHNT)
Barbara Shaw has been Co-Chair of Aboriginal Housing NT since it formed in 2015, who were the recipients of the 2018 NT Human Rights ‘Diversity’ Award. Barb is the Deputy Chair of the Central Land Council and a member ... view
Kieran Wong
Co-founder and Principal, TheFulcrum.Agency
Kieran is a co-founder and Principal at TheFulcrum.Agency, a creative consultancy that leverages community and social outcomes through evidenced-based design strategy, advocacy and research. Kieran’s portfolio includes urban design and architectural projects that have been awarded by the Australian Institu... view
Jim Allen
Director, SEARMS
Jim is a Director of SEARMS Aboriginal Corporation with a passion for social justice and giving a voice to the marginalised. This year he was also elected to the Aboriginal Community Housing Industry Association (NSW) board, the fledging peak bo... view
Kim Sinclair
Chief Executive Officer, SEARMS Aboriginal Corporation
Kim brings over a decade’s experience in the Community Housing sector at a senior level. She has been directly involved in strategic planning and implementation of initiatives transforming a CHP property management provider to a leading Tier 1 CHP own... view
Dwayne McInnes
Deputy Chief Executive - Remote Program Delivery Office and Community Services, Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development NT
Mr. Dwayne McInnes is the Deputy Chief Executive of the Remote Program Delivery Office and Community Services for the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development within the Northern Territory Government. Dwayne’s career ... view
Dr Josie Douglas
Policy Manager, Central Land Council
Central Land Council policy manager, Dr Josie Douglas, leads the council’s advocacy and research across policy areas ranging from land rights, remote housing and education to constitutional reform and treaty. Josie has worked in community controlled organisations and held seni... view
Caine Carroll
Services Our Way Place Manager, NSW Aboriginal Housing Office
Caine Carroll is a proud Ngunnwal man. Caine is currently the Services Our Way (SOW) Place Manager of the Western Sydney, Nepean Blue Mountains region, and has been part of the SOW team since 2013. The SOW program is deliver... view


Shane Hamilton
Director - Indigenous Consulting, PwC
Most recently, Shane successfully led the transformation of the Aboriginal Housing Office change and reform program for the past three years. Established a skill based independent board, established a senior management team, stabilised the operations, implemented a change and refo... view