Solving Sydney’s Housing Affordability Crisis
Thursday 12 March 2015
Lower Town Hall
Solving Sydney's housing affordability crisis
Sydney homes are among the priciest in the world.
It costs nearly 5 times more to buy a house or apartment today than it did 23 years ago. Rents have more than tripled. Incomes haven’t kept up.
People essential to the city’s function can’t afford to live in it. Medical staff, police and hospitality workers are living hours away from the city centre and surrounds they service.
This CityTalks: Sydney brings together the often competing voices of Sydney’s housing market.
They will debate how our city can be made more affordable for its diverse population.
This important discussion will inform the City of Sydney’s new housing policy.
Join the conversation #sydcitytalk @cityofsydney
The evening features a discussion panel with the following members:
- John Daley – CEO, Grattan Institute
- Prof Duncan Maclennan – University of St Andrews Scotland
- Dr Tim Williams – CEO, The Committee for Sydney
- Dr Cassandra Goldie – CEO, Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS)
- Jon Ross – Executive Director , Head of Public Sector, Westpac
- Andrew McAnulty – CEO, Link Housing
- Toby Long – GM of Master Planned Communities, Mirvac
- Eamon Waterford – Director, Policy & Advocacy, Youth Action
- Steve Cannane – Journalist and current affairs reporter, ABC
Last updated: Friday, 13 March 2015