Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006, Australia

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Event Date Wed Mar 2 AEDT - Fri Mar 4 AEDT (in 3 months)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Mar 1 4:00pm - Fri Mar 4 1:00am
Location Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006, Australia
Region APAC

The State of Victoria is undertaking major housing reforms, underpinned by the Big Housing Build – aiming to deliver more than 12,000 new social and affordable homes in four years. The State is also undertaking significant reforms in domestic and family violence and mental health – policy areas where safe and secure housing has been identified as critical to a successful response. Having also borne the brunt of Australia’s COVID-19 outbreak, Melbourne is the appropriate location to unpack all the housing impacts and policy responses from governments, service providers and industry.

Beyond the COVID lessons, the program will also examine how Australia’s housing system is responding to the issues created by climate change – from resilience to bushfires, floods and other extreme weather events, to sustainable design and energy efficient housing. As well, systemic reform remains crucial in the sector and the conference will examine a range of priority policy conversations including affordability and availability in the private rental market; improving the linkages between housing and support systems such as healthcare, education and training; the state of national housing policy coordination, and more.


2022 Speakers

Dr Michael Fotheringham
Managing Director, AHURI

Jennifer Beveridge
CEO, Tenants Victoria

Dr Jemima Mowbray
Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, Tenants' Union NSW

Jody Broun
Chief Executive, Aboriginal Housing Office

Tess Lea
Professor , The University of Sydney

Dr Megan Moskos
Senior Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide

Mark Heeney
Executive Director, Mind Australia

Jamie Waring
Service Manager, Neami National

Dr Victoria Cornell
Adjunct Research Fellow, ECH

Dr Matthew Hutchinson
Senior Executive Integrated Living, Peddle Thorp

Hannah Clifford
Consultant, Q Shelter

Belinda Gray
Property Consultant, Community Housing Qld Limited

Kelly Hansen
CEO, Nova for Women and Children

Erika Martino
Research Fellow in Healthy Housing, University of Melbourne

Kris Daff
Managing Director, Assemble

Luke Mackintosh
Partner, EY

Shaun Whittaker
Partner, Holding Redlich

Dr Catherine Gilbert
Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Sydney

Mr Chris Smith
National Director, Foundation Housing

Professor Andrew Beer
DEAN, University of South Australia

Dr Toby Freeman
Policy Officer, South Australian Council for Social Services/Flinders University

Dr Emily Porter
Research Fellow , Brotherhood of St. Laurence

Dr Antonia Settle
Faculty of Business and Economics, Melbourne University

Bridget Tehan
Victorian Council, Social Services

Charles Northcote
CEO, BlueCHP Ltd

Alecia Rathbone
Gen. Manager, Summer Foundation

Nicholas Proud
CEO, 2Power Housing Australia

Wendy Hayhurst
CEO, Community Housing Industry Association

Anna-Kate Chervatin
The SA Housing Authority

Ian Cox
CEO, The SA Housing Authority

Ania Anderst
PhD Candidate, The George Institute for Global Health

Megan Davidson
NSW State Manager, Community Housing Ltd

Megan Lawrance
Chief Executive Officer, Many Rivers

Lola Ryan
Sydney Children's Hospitals

Dr Nahoko Kawata
Associate Professor, Oita University

Professor Richard Ronald
Professor of Housing, Society and Space at the University of Amsterdam

Carrie Hamilton
Associate, Housing Action Network

Andrew Hannan
Chief Executive Officer, Community Homes Canberra

Wendy Hayhurst
CEO, Community Housing Industry Association

Dr Christian Nygaard
Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University of Technology

Gemma Pinnell
Director, Industry Super Australia

Michael Bleasdale
Executive Officer, Rights & Inclusion Australia

Faye Minty
CEO, Enliven Housing

Eloise Atkinson
Director, Deicke Richards

Dr Natalie Greenland
Senior Researcher, Mission Australia

Maggie Shambrook
Health Market Research, Housing Older Women's Movement

Fiona Terry
Recovery Case Worker, Mission Australia

Myfan Jordan
Founder, Banyule City Council

Andrew Roberts
Senior Marketing & Communications Manager, Housing for the Aged Action Group

Fiona York
Housing for the Aged Action Group

Haley Bowman
Project Coordinator, Wellways Australia

Alison Patterson
Community Services Manager, Foundation Housing

Roni Slootzki
Carer, Wellways Australia

Leah Watkins
Manager, Housing Choices

Fiona Caniglia
Executive Director, Q Shelter

Ms Emma Greenhalgh
Director, Q Shelter

Aimie Meier
Corporate Service Manager, Summer Housing Ltd

Teresa Reed
CEO, Mangrove Housing Ltd

Sarah Buckeridge
Director, Hayball

Bianca Hung
Director, Hayball

Joanna McClellan
Director, Department of Industry, Planning and Environment

Bronwyn Lay
Climate Justice, Federation of Community Legal Centres

Jess Pomeroy
Policy and Projects Officer, CHIA Vic

Agata Wierzbowski
Director of Legal Services, Tenants Victoria

Kate Breen
Director, Affordable Development Outcomes

Deborah Brill
Deputy Chief Executive, NSW Land and Housing Corporation

Erin Dolan
Program Manager, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

Tim Riley
Founder & Development Manager, Property Collectives

Michelle Roberson
NSW Land and Housing Corporation

David Toscano
Ministry Team Leader, Northern Community Church of Christ

Emma Baker
Professor, University of Adelaide

Dr Kate Hunter
The George Institute for Global Health, & The University of New South Wales

Dr Gabriele Caccamo
Senior Research Fellow, NSW Land and Housing Corporation

Mr Alex Houlston
Director, BOOMPower

Alice Lawson
Director, SA Housing Authority

Mr Steve Lyons
CEO, SPM Assets

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

• Community Housing Ltd