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On 10th May over 40 social housing professionals with a strong interest in Asset Management came together at the Asset management Professional Practice Seminar in Adelaide to exchange ideas and innovative practice methods to manage housing portfolios. With representation from 29 Government and non-government organisations from across Australia and New Zealand represented, conversation was rich and diverse. This seminar was the 5th in the Asset Management series that has been held in 4 jurisdictions since 2013. Each seminar in the series offers a unique program and a distinctive continuing professional development and networking opportunity for those working in the asset management field.
Julie Rehn, CEO at Westside Housing Association Inc and AHI Director, South Australia wrote about the the Adelaide seminar:
"During the seminar we have shared professional practice knowledge from the 3 sectors; not-for-profit, private and government. It was clear that we need to meet the needs of the changing demographics of our community and develop more smaller homes for the single person households as well as some larger homes for big families.
We need to have a policy framework to guide locational criteria and the quality we are aiming for. As homes are transferred from public housing to not-for-profits for management, they need to ensure the risks are managed for government and the public.
Practice information was shared by the experienced and the wise:
We would like to thank Seminar speakers for their contribution:
Feedback from participants included:
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