Economic Lecture Series

And then there was one.

Another successful lecture has been held in our four-part Economic Lecture Series for anyone keen to learn more about the basics of housing economics.

Housing economics for non-economists - hosted by Shelter WA and Curtin's Faculty of Business and Law - is a four-part lecture series covering a variety of topics which impact on planning policy, housing and housing markets.

The most recent lecture focused on land use planning and housing markets and was hosted by Professor Steven Rowley, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Finance at Curtin University. After the lecture Tanya Steinbeck; Chief Executive Officer of UDIA WA and Amanda Shipton; Associate Director at Elton Consulting (formerly Department of Communities) and Professor Rowley engaged participants in a Q&A panel session on the topics learnt.

[L-R] Amanda Shipton; Associate Director at Elton Consulting, Tanya Steinbeck; Chief Executive Officer of UDIA WA, Lisa Kazalac; Consultant, Advocacy and Policy at Shelter WA and Professor Steven Rowley; Associate Professor, School of Economics and Finance at Curtin University.

The following comments were made by those who attended the session:

• The need to have a more responsive planning system to assist with the development of affordable housing.
• There is a base level cost to develop land and create new supply, this needs to be factored into any affordable housing project.
• Some policy initiative can include inclusionary zoning for establishing affordable housing where appropriate.

It's not too late.

Would you like to attend? We have one more lecture to go.

Property development drivers & feasibility

On Wednesday 5 June from 5.30pm - 8.00pm, Associate Professor Steven Rowley at the Curtin School of Economics, Finance and Property will focus on property development drivers and housing.

Panellists:

Rachelle Gill, Assistant Director - Planning & Building, Housing Industry Association.

Chris Green, Director Policy and Research, UDIA WA.

The lectures are held at Curtin University’s 137 St Georges Terrace premises. Constructed in 1909, the old Perth Technical Building is being used under a lease agreement by the University so it can better engage with the City business community.

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