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Affordable Housing Planning Agreements – Introduction

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Date: 30.04.2024
Time: 09.00 – 13.00


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This half day introductory session is designed to provide a foundation and build participant understanding of the framework to structure Affordable Housing agreements as part of planning scheme amendment and permit processes.

What you’ll learn

  • The legislative and policy framework
  • Key considerations in structuring an Affordable Housing planning contribution
  • Residential development and Affordable Housing feasibility key concepts and their relationship to planning contributions.
  • Variables that inform the structure of a negotiated outcome, including the percentage and form of a contribution, market values, the term of use, and discounts.
  • Examples of negotiated agreement structures.

Who is the course for?

People with no or minimal knowledge and/or experience with Affordable Housing planning agreements who are seeking to enhance their general understanding of the topic, including:

  • Local Government staff
  • Community housing sector staff
  • Planning consultants
  • Property development managers
Photo Kate Breen

Kate Breen, Affordable Development Outcomes – Kate specialises in the development of Affordable Housing strategies for Local Governments and planning authorities, residential developers and not-for-profit housing companies at strategic, precinct and site-based levels. Kate has extensive experience developing and negotiating planning agreements for Affordable Housing, including presenting as an Expert Witness at planning panels.