News PAYCE supports 2016 Affordable Housing Conference
20 April 2016 – Leading Australian property development and investment company, PAYCE is the major sponsor of this year’s Affordable Housing Conference to be hosted by the NSW Federation of Housing Associations in Sydney on 28-29 July, 2016.
The theme of the 2016 event is ‘What would it take to create 100,000 new affordable homes in NSW?
PAYCE Managing Director, Brian Boyd welcomed the opportunity for PAYCE to be part of the event, both as a Platinum Sponsor and participant.
“It is well documented that there is a large housing shortage in NSW, especially in the affordable housing sector,” he said.
“there is a real need to escalate the conversation around increasing affordable housing across NSW.
“The good news is that it is on everyone’s radar and governments are responding as evidenced by the NSW Government’s Social and Affordable Housing Fund, Future Directions for Social Housing and Communities Plus.
“As a major developer in the Sydney area, PAYCE wants to work with and support the community housing sector by providing specialised development advice and innovative solutions leading to best practice for the increase in supply of affordable housing and social outcomes.
“The conference is most timely and can act as a catalyst for a range of actions, such as the release of land, funding options and infrastructure incentives,” Mr Boyd said.
The conference organisers have secured several renowned international speakers, including:
- Piers Williamson who has been the Chief Executive of the Housing Finance Corporation, the leading profit-for-purpose lender to UK housing associations, for the past 13 years. Prof Williamson has worked extensively with government and government agencies and is viewed as a sector expert on all aspects of housing finance.
- Prof Geoff Meen, the Head of Economics, University of Reading. Prof Meen specialises in research into markets at different spacial scales from the local to the national.
- Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick who has been involved in international collaborations on a broad range of housing-related issues and is also part of a network of academics across North America, Europe and Australia.