Reclaiming the Great Australian Dream

Housing affordability will play a critical role in Australia’s prosperity, equality and economic opportunity during the next decade, Property Council national president Mark Steinert said. Speaking at a dinner to celebrate 20 years since the Property Council was established, Mr Steinert said the industry could be proud of its achievements during the past two decades. Australian cities, however, had not kept pace with the economic demands on them. “We have taxed our growth too much, held back the creation of the housing and investment the country needs, and not built the infrastructure for our growing cities,” Mr Steinert said. “Families, cleaners and cooks and pensioners can’t afford to buy or own a home and live in our cities.” The 12th annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey, published earlier this year, found Australia has some of the most “severely unaffordable” housing markets in the world, with the median house price now 5.6 times the median annual salary. Mr Steinert further said the affordability crisis was “remarkable”, given Australia currently had the lowest interest rates in its history. “We must never forget that the Australian dream of owning your own home is the foundation of the Australian story. It’s why we have one of the biggest middle classes in the world. “Property has allowed millions of Australians to build security and wealth and to be become self-reliant. It takes pressure off government and gives us all peace of mind.” Mr Steinert wants us to see ourselves as part of the solution. “Because if any group should believe in housing affordability and in building better communities and more productive cities, it is our industry.” He also said that an investment in property was an investment in Australia. “You can’t pick it up and take the building or the land and send it elsewhere – we are the ultimate investment in Australia.”

Read More http://www.propertycouncil.com.au/Web/Content/News/National/2016/Reclaiming_the_Great_Australian_Dream.aspx 

  

 

Shelter SA is pleased to announce the launch of CapitalAsset 

Shelter SA is pleased to announce the launch of CapitalAsset  - a bold, ethical and socially responsible innovation in housing.  By creating unique partnerships between not-for-profit landowners and social impact investors, CapitalAsset Developments safely unlock land and under-used buildings, adding value while achieving both social outcomes and market rate returns.

There are two CapitalAsset opportunities: The launch event to hear from Housing Industry Innovation Panel members and network with CapitalAsset supporters. This will be held on 29 September at 4pm. Please RSVP sheltersa@sheltersa.asn.au prior to COB 24 September. Also, there will be a confidential discussion with the Housing Industry Innovation Panel for potential project partners.

For both opportunities please contact Dr. Alice Clark at alice.clark@sheltersa.asn.au or by telephone 0425 0606 49. 

AES 16 - International Evaluation Conference 

ASSISTANCE FOR REGIONAL WESTERN AUSTRALIAN NOT-FOR-PROFITS
Do you work for a regional Western Australian not-for-profit and wish to attend the aes16 International Evaluation Conference?
Lotterywest is supporting up to 25 staff or board members of regional Western Australian not-for-profit organisations to attend the aes16 International Evaluation Conference. The conference will be held in Perth at the Grand Hyatt from 19 to 21 September 2016.

Successful applicants will be provided a subsidy amount of assistance for registrations, travel, and accommodation.

Applications will be assessed on the selection criteria and need, with priority given to applicants from agencies located in remote and rural areas, and smaller organisations.
Selection criteria - You must be a staff or board member of a regional Western Australian not-for-profit:
  • Who has an interest in using evaluation in your organisation and/or previous experience in evaluation;
  • Whose organisation will benefit from you attending the conference; and
  • Who will share and/or apply the evaluation knowledge and skills gained from the conference with your colleagues.
Applications close 15 July 2016.

All applicants will be notified no later than 1 August 2016.
How to apply
For more informaton on levels of subsidy available, or to make an application form please click here. Complete the application form and return to conference@aes.asn.au, subject line “Application for Lotterywest grant”, no later than 15 July 2016.
Enquiries
If you have any questions, please email conference@aes.asn.au
Conference website

 

Q Shelter annual housing and homelessness conference theme is ‘Empowered People, Connected Communities, Sustainable Housing’.

Q Shelter will deliver the third annual housing and homelessness Conference in Cairns on 14 and 15 July this year. The theme for this two-day event is ‘Empowered People, Connected Communities, Sustainable Housing’.

The Q shelter Conference is known for bringing together the housing and homelessness assistance industry to address common challenges and share best practices from national and international speakers.

Early bird tickets expire soon, so visit www.qsconference.org to secure your place at the Conference this year. The Conference will feature the Hon Mick de Brenni MP (Minister for Housing and Public Works), Dr. Sam Tsemberis (founder of Pathways to Housing in New York City), Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi of Orange Sky Laundry (2016 Young Australians of the Year) 

Check out the list of speakers presenting at the housing and homelessness conference: www.qsconference.org


  


 

Q Shelter annual housing and homelessness conference theme is ‘Empowered People, Connected Communities, Sustainable Housing’.

Q Shelter will deliver the third annual housing and homelessness Conference in Cairns on 14 and 15 July this year. The theme for this two-day event is ‘Empowered People, Connected Communities, Sustainable Housing’.

The Q shelter Conference is known for bringing together the housing and homelessness assistance industry to address common challenges and share best practices from national and international speakers.

Early bird tickets expire soon, so visit www.qsconference.org to secure your place at the Conference this year. The Conference will feature the Hon Mick de Brenni MP (Minister for Housing and Public Works), Dr. Sam Tsemberis (founder of Pathways to Housing in New York City), Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi of Orange Sky Laundry (2016 Young Australians of the Year) 

Check out the list of speakers presenting at the housing and homelessness conference: www.qsconference.org


 

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