Housing future communities /

Minor concurrent session

Thursday 29 August 2019
3.30pm – 5.00pm

Policy leaders: state level Innovation

From how technology is providing digital selfservice in social housing to designing choice-based systems and rapidly rehousing rough sleepers – this session will highlight government-led innovations and best-practice examples that are making an impact across Australian communities.

Speakers

Presenter

Penny Church
Director Commissioning and Planning, NSW Department of Family and Community Services
Penny Church has worked in NSW government human services for over 30 years, working in housing, community services and health. She has held senior roles in policy development, planning, program management and operations. Currently, Pen... view
Yvette Park
Director Strategy, Department of Housing, Local Government and Community Development (NT)
Yvette is the Director, Strategy in the (NT) Department of Housing, Local Government and Community Development and is leading the implementation of the NT Homelessness Strategy   2018-23 and the development of the NT Housing Strateg... view
Suzanne Bermingham
Data Analyst - Strategy, Department of Housing, Local Government and Community Development (NT)
Suzanne is currently working in the Northern Territory as a data analyst in the Strategy team in the Department of Housing, Local Government and Community Development. Suzanne has been working in the housing and homele... view
Alice Lawson
Director - Business Improvement, SA Housing Authority
Alice Lawson is the Director, Business Improvement in the SA Housing Authority managing a team of 200 staff.  The Authority assists over 80,000 low income families each year with social housing, homelessness support and private rental services. She has work... view
Kim Riedt
Senior Program Officer, Department of Health & Human Services VIC
Kim is part of the team that was established to work on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services’ management of and response to the Victorian Ombudsman’s own motion investigation into the management of maintenance claims against public housi... view
Sylwia Pichel
Department of Health and Human Services VIC
Sylwia is part of the team that was established to work on the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services’ management of and response to the Victorian Ombudsman’s own motion investigation into the management of maintenance claims against public housi... view

Facilitator

Christine Fitzgerald
Executive Director Strategy, Policy and Performance, NT Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development
Chris joined the Northern Territory Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development in early 2012 and has held a number of positions, including leading the delivery of public housing across the greater Darwin regio... view