Monthly Archives: February 2017

Junction Australia appoints new CEO

Junction Australia appoints new CEO South Australian community sector leader Junction Australia is pleased to announce that Maria Palumbo has been appointed as CEO, effective from 26 April 2017. Ms Palumbo brings with her a wealth of experience having been CEO of Common Ground Adelaide Ltd – a provider of housing support services to assist […]

$1 billion Victorian affordable housing program welcomed

Affordable housing has been given a significant boost with the support of the Victorian Government to go guarantor for up to a $1 billion worth of affordable housing projects. Nicholas Proud CEO of PowerHousing Australia which represents 28 of Australia’s largest Community Housing Providers (CHPs) today welcomed the Andrews Government policy to work with housing […]

More Units for Central Coast Housing

Regional community housing group, Pacific Link Housing, has added 36 units to help address the need for additional social housing on the Central Coast. Speaking at a handover ceremony at which Pacific Link was given the future management of the units by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation, Pacific Link Chairman, Mr David Bacon, said: […]

Affordable housing to run along light rail after Randwick included in plan

Former planning minister Rob Stokes has allowed Randwick Council’s request to charge developers under SEPP 70 for affordable housing contributions.  This is in line with the findings of the Greater Sydney Commission in late 2016 and makes Randwick council the fourth in Sydney to bring in such measures. The Council intends to use these contributions along the […]

Federal Social Impact Investment Discussion paper released

Following affordable housing scheme discussions in the UK, Treasurer Morrison, this week released a discussion paper on social impact investing and the development of the social impact investment market in Australia. This discussion paper (see http://bit.ly/2kEmdmT) seeks views on a whole of government position on social impact investing including: the potential role of the Commonwealth […]