Housing future communities /

Minor concurrent session

Wednesday 28 August 2019
3.30pm – 5.00pm

Indigenous housing: collaborating with communities

This session will highlight a range of service models and housing strategies built through community collaboration. The session will explore self-determination, how mainstream organisations can support indigenous objectives and how to foster genuine partnerships.



John Palmer
Place Based Manager, MercyCare
John has over 40 years’ experience in the commercial and non-profit sectors in roles that have built capacity, broken new ground, developed people and always sought to operate in a cultural framework that is respectful and acknowledges achievements. His undergradua... view
Michael King
CEO, Centacare Kimberley
Michael has spent the past 25 years working to deliver a range of quality support services to people living across Western Australia. Housing and Homelessness have always played a critical role in these essential support services. Over the past... view
Leeanne Caton
CEO, Yilli Rreung Housing Aboriginal Corporation
Leeanne is a Kalkadoon Woman who was raised and educated in Darwin. She has Family and Cultural connections in the NT, SA, WA and Qld. Leeanne  has worked in the Aboriginal Affairs arena, operationally, strategically and in senior management ... view
Danyelle Jarvis
Executive Director Town Camps Futures Unit, Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development NT
Danyelle has over 25 years-experience working in the public and private sectors in strategic policy reform and service delivery. Danyelle has effectively managed multi-disciplinary and culturally diverse teams and have worked extensively in the Indigeno... view
Harley Dannatt
Coordinator - Katherine Doorways Hub, The Salvation Army
Harley Dannatt has coordinated the 2 year pilot Katherine Doorways Hub for The Salvation Army, exploring and implementing innovative collaborative responses to chronic homelessness and entrenched poverty in remote Australia. Prior to this Harley worked for the North Australian Aborigin... view
Dean Jones
Case Manager - Katherine Doorways Hub, The Salvation Army
Dean Jones is a case manager at the Katherine Doorways Hub, working on a daily basis with highly vulnerable clients experiencing extreme hardship and marginalization on top of a wide range of unmet needs. Dean has extensive experience delivering... view


Peter McMillan
Executive Officer, Northern Territory Shelter
Peter is an experienced executive with senior leadership roles across manufacturing, mining and the not-for-profit sector. Prior to joining NT Shelter, Peter was Executive Officer at Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West. This is his second stint in the N... view