National Housing Conference success

The Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development was proud to co-host the 2019 National Housing Conference, held in Darwin last week.

More than 1000 delegates attended, representing every Australian state and Territory, as well as New Zealand, Canada, USA and Ireland.

The program highlighted major national housing policy issues, while allowing for meaningful discussion on Aboriginal housing.

While working closely with the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) to coordinate this year’s conference, department staff were also key players in the discussion.

The department welcomed the opportunity to present to attendees on some of its major programs, including the $1.1 billion remote housing investment package Our Community. Our Future. Our Homes. and the Town Camps Reform Framework. Our staff also spoke about our work with innovative programs in the homelessness sector.
CEO Jamie Chalker thanked all who attended this year’s conference.

“The Northern Territory’s a wonderful place. We are richly proud of what we do. We know we haven’t always got it right. We know we’re on the pathway of trying to do it far better, but we need the whole of Australia behind us to do it,” he said.

“We hope it’s a genuine life experience for you, and one you take forward.”

Queensland will host the 2021 conference.

Have a peek at what some of our department staff spoke about at this year’s National Housing Conference.

CEO Jamie Chalker thanked all who attended this year’s conference.
CEO Jamie Chalker thanked all who attended this year’s conference.

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