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e-Newesletter, August 2010

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29 July 2010 Forum to Help Shape Weddell Chief Minister Paul Henderson announced the Government will host the Territorys fi rst city design forum to take the next step in the development of the Territorys newest city. The Weddell Conference and Design Forum will be held at the Darwin Conven on Centre from 27 September to 1 October. Mr Henderson said the Conference and Design Forum will be a signifi cant milestone in developing Weddell. For the fi rst me, local, na onal and interna onal experts will be invited to contribute to the planning of a Territory city, Mr Henderson said. The Conference will cover a range of topics including design and sustainability principles, services and facili es that would suit the new city, and development op ons. Key note speakers will include interna onally renowned urban designer Mr Paul Murrain, Senior Fellow to the HRH The Prince of Wales Founda on for the Built Environment, Stephen Bowers, Director of Novus Urban and Ms Wendy Morris, Director of Ecologically Sustainable Design Pty Ltd. In me, Weddell will be home to 50 000 Territorians. More informa on on the Conference and Design Forum, can be found at www.growingnt.nt.gov.au. Progress and Lessons from The Road Home On the 22nd of June, the NT par cipated in this event at Parliament House in Canberra to mark the 18 month anniversary of the release of the White Paper on homelessness, The Road Home. NT Shelter acknowledges the hard work of Territory Housing and NT Children & Families in coordina ng our response and the contribu ons of Alice Springs Womens Shelter, Larrakia Na on and Anglicare NT to the NT presence at the event and exhibi on. The morning consisted of an exhibi on of stalls from the Australian Government, State/Territory Governments and NGOs, Australian Local Government Associa on, and individual NGOs including Homelessness Australia, St Vincent De Paul Society, the Salva on Army, Mission Australia and Uni ng Care Australia. The a ernoon included a forum hosted by Tony Nicholson with involvement from Professor Margaret Hamilton, Ne y Horton, and HA Chairperson Narelle Clay in their capacity as representa ves of the Prime Ministers Council on Homelessness. The Ci es We Need A report has been released by the Gra an Ins tute examining the characteris cs of our ci es and how they meet the material and psychological needs of their residents. The report was wri en by Jane-Frances Kelly, Ci es Program Director of the Gra an Ins tute. The report argues that we need to realise that ci es are complex systems, and sets out ten ques ons about our urban future that we must get serious about. The report asks whether as we manage growth and change in Australian ci es, how bold are we prepared to be to get the ci es we really need? The report can be downloaded from the Gra an Ins tute website h p://www.gra an.edu.au/publica ons/038_the_ ci es_we_need.pdf New Standards for Community Housing Sector Wednesday, 09 June, 2010 Media release: The Hon. Tanya Plibersek, MP Minister for Housing and The Status of Women Minister for Housing, Tanya Plibersek and Community Housing Federa on of Australia Execu ve Director, Carol Croce released the third edi on of the Na onal Community Housing Standards Manual, which outlines benchmarks for good prac ce in community-managed housing. Ms Plibersek said the revised standards were the result of extensive Australia-wide consulta on and were reviewed to refl ect developments in the sector. The Na onal Community Housing Standards Manual provides an up-to-date na onally consistent framework for community housing which addresses issues concerning good governance, tenant services and improved asset management, Ms Plibersek said. New direc on on property por olio management will give community housing property managers comprehensive guidance on what is required in their asset management strategy. Ms Croce said changes to exis ng standards around tenant par cipa on, complaints and appeals process, and business and fi nancial planning will lead to a higher standard of service delivery across the sector, giving tenants be er quality housing. The community housing sector increased by a third between 2003 and 2008, demonstra ng the ability of notfor-profi t providers to build more homes when working with fi nance, developers and other commercial partners than would have been possible through government grants alone. This ar cle courtesy of the TSN Network To subscribe, contact TSN@thenexus.org.au 2 Whats in the News