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Better Housing Now: Session 4 - A Call to Action

Host: Shelter NSW

We know the severe and deep impact of housing (un)affordability in Sydney. We have the evidence and know what needs to be done. While there are no silver bullets to addressing housing affordability, we can start the first steps to work towards a secure home for all?

Session 4 of the ‘Better Housing Now’ Symposium looks at ambitious, impactful policy, design governance changes to address these challenges: from tenancy law to land ownership models, through to housing for vulnerable renters, non-for-profit housing organisations making a difference every day, and some big picture thinking in relation to climate change. Join us in this session for a refreshing call to action towards housing for all.


14:30 Stacey Miers (MC) Shelter NSW CEO

14:40 Jemima Mowbray, Policy and Campaigns Officer, Tenants' Union NSW, 3 easy steps to Make Renting Fair(er)

14:55 Thomas Chailloux, Shelter NSW, Boarding Houses

15:10 Rebecca Pinkstone, Chief Operations Officer, Bridge Housing 

15:25 Jason Twill, Urban Apostles, For Community by Community: Sparking a Revolution in Community-led Housing

15:40 Tom Rivard, Realm Studios, From Agents to Agency: Moving beyond the Market

15:55 Panel discussion

16:30 Finish


Better Housing Now: a free two-day public symposium on housing affordability in NSW.

Presented by Shelter NSW, Committee for Sydney, Government Architect NSW and the Sydney Architecture Festival.


Better Housing Now is the keystone event of the festival. It will offer the public an indepth look at the complex and interconnected issues that have created the currently unaffordable city. In four sessions ‘Housing and the City, ‘Work in Progress’, ‘Squaring the Circle’, and ‘A Call to Action’ the city’s leading organisations, advocacy groups and designers will explore projects, identify problems, and propose solutions. The event is free for the public. Each session requires registration.


Other events held during this two day symposium:
Better Housing Now: Session 1 - Housing and the City
Better Housing Now: Session 2 - Work in Progress
Better Housing Now: Session 3 - Circling the Square

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