About the Forum
The Bellingen & Nambucca Local Solutions Affordable Housing Forum 3-4th May 2018 was a hugely successful event organised by the Action Group. The Forum was an initiative of the Bellingen Neighbourhood Centre Inc, Lifetime Connect, Bellingen Shire Council, the Nambucca Shire Council, Bellingen River And Neighbourhood Co-operative Housing (BRANCH) and interested community members. It brought together key stakeholders and over 150 attendees to find practical solutions that can create more affordable housing options in the Bellingen and Nambucca Shires. The forum aimed to launch a number of working groups to take some of the ideas presented at the forum and turn them into reality.
The forum highlighted the important role that stable, secure, appropriate and affordable housing solutions have in ensuring that our communities continue to be diverse and inclusive. It fostered a better understanding and connections between key stakeholders and encouraged people to develop local solutions together.
It was an exciting opportunity for Bellingen and Nambucca Shire Councils and developers, owners, funding bodies, co-operatives and the community to be part of proactive, innovative solutions that will ensure this region maintains its appeal and community vibrancy while addressing complex issues such as housing supply, demand and affordability.
The Bellingen & Nambucca Affordable Housing Action Group is proud of the work that was put into organising the forum and looks forward to continuing our community-driven work into the future.
Forum Speakers and Presentations:
- Gary White, NSW Chief Planner – (Presentation 2Mb)
- Karen Walsh, CEO NSW Shelter – (Presentation 1.8Mb)
- Dr John Martin, Emeritus Professor La Trobe University
- James Brown, CEO Common Equity Ltd.
- Hanna Ebeling, Portfolio Manager SEFA
- Heather Bolslter, The Shedders
- Anna Chetan Bloemhard, Bundagen
- Tricia Helyar, Local Architect
- Gary Flomenhoft, Community Land Trust Associates – (Presentation 6.9Mb)
- Wroth Wall, Wall & Co Lawyers
- Dr Ben Spies-Butcher – (Presentation 2.4Mb)
- Dr Louise Crabtree – (Presentation 5.4Mb )
- Rebecca Jardim, BSC Strategic Planner – (Presentation 5.6Mb)
Rebecca Jardim | Bellingen Shire Council Senior Strategic Planner
This is one of the presentations from our recent Affordable Housing Local Solutions Forum. Rebecca Jardim delivered a very informative and engaging presentation. We are grateful for her contributions, good humour and insights.
Shelter NSW Speech
Shelter NSW CEO, Karen Walsh, speaking at the Bellingen Affordable Housing Local Solutions Forum, 3-4th May 2018. Karen spoke to the affordable housing ‘big picture’ both globally and in Australia. Her presentation provides critical information if you want to understand affordable housing at a systemic level.
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