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New housing models a welcome trend for the Illawarra

Media Release (Wollongong, NSW, Australia) — The state’s leading development industry body, the Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW (UDIA), will host a luncheon in Wollongong on Thursday 21 November 2019 to hear how the Illawarra is adapting to the ‘missing middle’ through a new wave of housing models.

The changing demographics and rising housing pressures mean that more residents are seeking out co-living arrangements, multigenerational living and adaptable homes.

The UDIA luncheon will host keynote speaker Jason Twill from Urban Apostles to discuss the changing trends in housing, including the emerging build-to-rent sector, and what this could mean for the Illawarra. The forum will be attended by professionals from the development industry. Media are welcome.

Title: Exploring housing for everyone
Date: Thursday 21 November 2019
Time: 12pm for 12:30pm start, program to conclude 2:30pm
Venue: City Beach Function Centre, 1 Marine Drive, Wollongong

• Jason Twill, Urban Apostles.
• Michele Adair, CEO, The Housing Trust.
• John Brogden AM, CEO, Landcom.
• Anita Panov, co-founder, panovscott Architects.

Embargo 21 November 2019: Quotes attributed to UDIA NSW CEO Steve Mann:

“We see the Illawarra region as a critical part of the conversation for the future of Sydney as a global city: how do we connect Sydney and its regions to best accommodate population growth, provide jobs and deliver housing that’s affordable? We must get the right infrastructure in place, and soon.”

“The Illawarra region is clamouring for more housing options to cater for changing demographics in the region. We are seeing more intergenerational households emerging without the design, infrastructure or amenity to support them.”

“Affordability continues to challenge the Illawarra. Wollongong is currently the least affordable regional city in Australia. We need to embrace new housing typologies in order to deliver affordability to the next generation.”


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