Potential policy options for improving housing affordability (6-8pm)
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Potential policy options for improving housing affordability (6-8pm)

  • Veterinary Science Conference Centre Regimental Dr, Camperdown NSW 2050 (map)
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While some Australian Governments simply shrug their shoulders at housing affordability issues, governments across the globe have adopted a number of different strategies to attack housing affordability. How do these policy options apply to Australian cities?.

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Myth: Roads are the solution to congestion (6:30-8:30pm)
Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

Myth: Roads are the solution to congestion (6:30-8:30pm)

  • Eastern Avenue Auditorium and Theatre Complex Eastern Ave, Camperdown NSW 2050 (map)
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More roads mean less traffic right? Wrong. More infrastructure supply may result in higher travel demand, or, 'induced demand'. Building new roads could also result in more congestion. This talk looks at the importance of careful transport planning, using appropriate transport models for predicting future traffic conditions.

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Henry Halloran Lecture - Myth: Increasing housing supply leads to more affordable homes (6-8pm)
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Henry Halloran Lecture - Myth: Increasing housing supply leads to more affordable homes (6-8pm)

  • Veterinary Science Conference Centre Regimental Dr, Camperdown NSW 2050 (map)
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Is the solution to housing affordability in Sydney and other Australian cities more supply? Recent evidence from Sydney does not seem to support this suggestion. Professor Murphy will examine the relationship between housing supply and house prices and draw conclusions for housing policy-makers.

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Myth: Struggle Street: urban geography and disadvantage (6:30-8pm)
Sep
8
6:30 PM18:30

Myth: Struggle Street: urban geography and disadvantage (6:30-8pm)

  • 100 George St Parramatta NSW 2150 (map)
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Are we disadvantaged by our address or by how the media portrays it?

Facilitated by David Borger, Western Sydney Director, Sydney Business Chamber with expert panelists Councilor Stephen Bali, Mayor of Blacktown, Dr Shanthi Robertson, University of Western Sydney Peter Rogers WESTIR.

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Myth: Everyone in Western Sydney works in the city: transport in Sydney's west (4:45-5:45pm)
Sep
8
4:45 PM16:45

Myth: Everyone in Western Sydney works in the city: transport in Sydney's west (4:45-5:45pm)

  • 100 George St Parramatta NSW 2150 (map)
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The latest Journey to Work analysis shows that most people who live in Greater Western Sydney work in the region and a high proportion travel by car. Join a discussion with Barbara Beard, WESTIR LTDand Simon Ginn, Transport Planner, Parramatta City Council about transport and the infrastructure needs of western Sydney.

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Myth: Not-for-profits (NFPs) aren't real property developers (6-8pm)
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Myth: Not-for-profits (NFPs) aren't real property developers (6-8pm)

  • Law School Building (F10) Level 3 Eastern Ave, University of Sydney NSW 2006 (map)
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Who is responsible for providing affordable housing? And how can we maximise housing supply from not-for-profit developers? David Cant, CEO of Brisbane Housing Company (BHC), Australia's largest NFP developer, will highlight the significant role that NFP housing developers can play. Joined by panelists Janelle Goulding City West Housing, Robert Pradolin Frasers Property Australia (Formally Australand) and Carrie Hamilton Associate, Housing Action Network.

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