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Aboriginal Housing Master Class (Australia)

For the second year in a row the AHI Aboriginal Housing Master Class brings together acknowledged industry leaders to exchange ideas and views on existing Aboriginal housing issues and future Aboriginal housing needs.

The first confirmed speakers for 2017 include:

  • Jefa Greenaway | Director | Greenway Architects
  • Associate Professor Daphne Habibis | Director, Housing and Community Research Unit |School of Social Sciences | University of Tasmania
  • Shane Hamilton | Chief Executive & Executive Director | Aboriginal Housing Office NSW
  • Professor Peter Phibbs | Head of Urban and Regional Planning and Policy at Sydney University
  • Harriet Stone | Senior Project Officer | Aboriginal Housing Victoria
  • Noelene Swanson | General Manager | Remote Housing Program Delivery Office | Department of Housing and Community Development NT

The format of the Master Class combines relevant case studies, research, presentations, discussions and workshops around different aspects of Aboriginal housing , such as:

  • Improving service delivery to Aboriginal tenants
  • Research in relation to Aboriginal housing to inform issues
  • Models of Aboriginal housing design
  • Place-making in Aboriginal communities
  • Sustaining Aboriginal tenancies
  • Aboriginal tenant panel – drawing out view point on housing design, tenancy management, support services
  • Engaging with Aboriginal Tenants and communities – involving tenants in the management of their homes
  • Transfer of Aboriginal housing stock to community providers
  • Non-Aboriginal housing providers – managing to skills gap to meet the needs of Aboriginal tenants
  • International models of Indigenous housing
  • AHO Asset Base – growth strategies and demand models
  • National regulatory system
  • Pathways to home ownership, including community ownership
  • Influencing policy and funding initiatives – how do housing providers get heard?


Holiday Inn Sydney Airport
O'Riordan St & Bourke Rd, Mascot NSW 2020


  • General price: $1,695 for AHI members | $2,195 for non-members
  • Early Bird registration (available until Friday, 14 April): $1,395 members | $1,995 non-members. 

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Prices include 2 nights accommodation, meals and networking events during the Master Class.

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Indigenous Mapping Wānanga