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Senior Policy Officer, Shelter NSW

Thomas Chailloux

Thomas Chailloux is Senior Policy Officer at Shelter NSW, the state’s peak housing policy and advocacy body, and a board member of Inner Sydney Voice. Thomas is a housing policy professional with a background in urban planning and public policy, with a Master’s degree from Sciences Po Paris. He believes that strong, healthy and inclusive communities are underpinned by a just and equitable housing system.

Thomas dedicated the beginning of his career to community engagement and participatory planning. He worked for the City of Paris on innovative uses of public space within the Roads, Public Space and Transportation Department, as part of the implementation of the Paris Participatory Budget. Passionate about creating inclusive cities, Thomas led the Waterloo Capacity Building project at Inner Sydney Voice after moving to Sydney, supporting and resourcing the community through the Waterloo Redevelopment Master Planning process.

Since joining Shelter NSW, Thomas work has focused on vulnerable renters, delivery of affordable housing through planning mechanisms, tenancy law, and creating a shared vision for a functioning housing system that delivers a secure home for all. His experience and understanding of European housing systems, having lived in Marseille, Paris and Amsterdam, allows him to push the boundaries of conversations around housing policy in Australia to work towards a housing system that provides a home for all.


See Thomas speak at Better Housing Now: Session 4 - A Call to Action.