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Q Shelter Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 1 July 2020
Q Shelter Update
CEO and Senior Leaders' Network Forum
Q Shelter invites you to join fellow leaders from Queensland’s housing and homelessness sector.
The forum is themed Beyond COVID-19 and will be an opportunity for the sector to come together to review responses to COVID-19, and for further dialogue on stimulus for social and affordable housing.
Panellists include:
  • Dr Tim Williams, ARUP
  • Wendy Hayhurst, CHIA
  • Kirsty Chessher-Brown, UDIA Qld
  • Andrew Elvin, Coast2Bay Housing Group
Event Details
Thursday, 30 July 2020
2.00pm to 4.30pm
Click here to register!
Understanding the Queensland planning system and building support for affordable housing
This course is designed to provide an overview of planning and the Queensland planning system for those in the community and affordable housing and homelessness services sector, and those with an interest in the increase of affordable housing supply.
The course will:
  • Demystify the Queensland planning system
  • Provide information relevant to dealing with property portfolios
  • Provide information relevant to advocating to local and state government on housing matters.
7-Aug Session One: Overview of the planning system and how it works
28-Aug Session Two: Planning, development and your property portfolio
18-Sep Session Three: Engaging in policy development and advocating for better housing outcomes
Each session is $50 for Q Shelter members and $65 for non-members
Find out more about this course here!
Sector News and Updates
Events - SDA Information Sessions
Summer Foundation Tenancy Matching Service and Summer Housing are hosting information sessions about Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA). You will find out what it is, how it works and learn about Summer Housing’s SDA apartments across inner city Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.
7 July 2020: Information on NDIS - SDA application process - Magnoli, Palm Beach 
15 July 2020: Information on NDIS - SDA application process - Panorama, Bowen Hills 
12 August 2020: Summer Foundation and People with Disability Australia have teamed up to bring you all the information about accessing SDA Funding. 
ABC Series - Housing the Nation
The private rental market can be harsh, precarious and expensive, especially on a low income. The community housing sector is now seen as the great hope for the future. Can it fill the gap vacated by government? 
Watch the series here
Report - The Million Jobs Plan Better Building Initiative
The building sector can play a leading role in economic recovery. The initiatives in this paper focus on delivering benefits to low-income households through retrofitting poorly performing homes and building more and better social housing.
Read more here 
News - Super funds to press for affordable housing subsidy
Industry super funds are set to endorse proposals for state and federal governments to release cheap land and offer tax incentives so that retirement funds can invest in affordable housing during the economic recovery.
Read more here 
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Service Integration Initiative
Regional care coordinators are now providing place-based support to existing care coordination and networking groups in priority locations across Queensland.
Visit The Deck to find out more about joining your local care coordination groups!
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