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Negotiating successful Affordable Housing planning agreements

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Date: 23.10.2023
Time: 09.30 – 16.00


Queen Victoria Women’s Centre
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This interactive full day session is designed to enhance participant knowledge and skills to engage in, develop and execute successful Affordable Housing planning agreements. It will draw on examples of actual negotiated outcomes, examining perspectives from community housing, development and local council experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to practically explore their knowledge through a negotiation role play, and hear the experience of other participants in negotiating agreements, and share their own.

The session will also include guest speakers from Swing Property, Haven Home Safe and Whittlesea Council who will share their experience with New Epping; and Merri-bek and Melbourne Councils.

This session is aimed at:

  • Local Government staff – statutory and strategic planners, social planners and/or housing officers and other officers involved in or expecting to be involved in Affordable Housing negotiations.
  • New and experienced community housing sector staff or staff that are involved in or expect to be involved in informing and/or delivering on planning negotiated outcomes.
  • Planning consultants wanting to build their knowledge and who may be working with local councils and/or property owners where Affordable Housing contributions may be sought.
  • Property development managers.

Please note that this is an in-person only event in Melbourne CBD (Queen Victoria Women’s Centre 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000).

Course participates should have completed the Introduction to Affordable Housing agreements half day course, OR have experience in Affordable Housing generally or specifically in Affordable Housing planning negotiations.

If you would like to attend this course or the introductory course in 2024, please register your interest via this survey.

Course queries can be directed to Stephane Ng, Policy Officer – Stephanie.Ng@chiavic.com.au.

Kate Breen

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.