Housing future communities /

Minor concurrent session

Thursday 29 August 2019
11.00am – 12.30pm

Local government partnerships

Local government has a key role in the future of affordable housing. This session looks at case studies of local governments that have developed affordable housing strategies in their jurisdiction.

Please note that the paper presented by Wendy Hayhurst is presented on behalf of Judy Stubbs.



Prof Andrew Beer
Dean, Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia Business School
Andrew Beer is Dean, Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia Business School. He previously worked at the University of Adelaide and the Flinders University of South Australia, and holds a Bachelor ... view
Erin Dolan
Program Manager – Homelessness and Affordable Housing, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
Erin Dolan is Program Manager – Homelessness and Affordable Housing for the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.  The Foundation is an independent community foundation that has supported Melbourne’s charities and the critical issues facing Melbourne sin... view
Sophie Jordan
Principal Strategic Planner - City Futures, City of Darebin
Sophie is an experienced urban planner and passionate advocate for affordable housing. She is currently a Principal Strategic Planner at the City of Darebin in Melbourne, where she is leading novel approaches to Council-led affordable housing delivery. Sophie believes ... view
Wendy Hayhurst
CEO, Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA)
Wendy spent  was appointed in March 2019 as CEO at the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) the peak body representing not for profit community housing organisations across Australia.  Previously she led CHIA NSW  – the state peak -for four year... view
Vesna Haracic
Manager Community Health & Wellbeing, City of Salisbury
Vesna has worked with Salisbury Council for 16 years and in her current role Manager, Community Health and Wellbeing for last 4 years.  Vesna oversees for the implementation of Age friendly Salisbury Strategy, the Abilities and Inclusion Strategic Plan, Intercultur... view


Liz de Chastel
Senior Policy Adviser, Australian Local Government Association
Liz is an experienced planner and policy adviser with over 25 years’ experience working in complex urban, regional and social planning settings, policy development and advocacy. Liz has worked in senior roles within the NFP, government and the private sect... view