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Community Housing Industry Council

The Community Housing Industry Council (CHIC) provides independent advice to the NSW Government on policies and strategies for the development of the community housing industry in NSW.

CHIC overview

The community housing industry has a significant and increasing role in the provision of social and affordable housing.

CHIC provides a forum for the NSW Government and the community housing industry to develop approaches to manage and deliver social and affordable housing.

CHIC aims to support the community housing industry to grow and meet government objectives and community needs.

CHIC is convened by the Secretary of the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ).

The Terms of Reference for CHIC can be downloaded here.

CHIC members

CHIC has an independent chair and is made up of government and industry leaders.

Members are appointed for a term of two years. Retiring members are eligible to apply for re-appointment for a further term. The Secretary may appoint members for shorter terms at his discretion.

Current members

  • Dr Ian Winter, Independent Chairperson
  • Simone Walker, Department of Communities and Justice
  • Chris Valacos, Registrar for Community Housing
  • John Brogden, Landcom
  • David Withey, Treasury NSW
  • Alison Frame, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
  • Jody Broun, Aboriginal Housing Office
  • Deborah Brill, NSW Land and Housing Corporation
  • Stephen Anthony, Independent member
  • Barbara Livesey, Independent member
  • Trevor Danos AM, Independent member
  • Mark Degotardi, Community Housing Industry Association
  • John McKenna, Community Housing Industry Association
  • Scott Langford, Community Housing Industry Association
  • Charlie Trindall, Aboriginal Community Housing Industry Association

Meeting schedule

CHIC was established late 2018 and had its inaugural meeting on 20 February 2019 and a second meeting on 18 June 2019. CHIC is scheduled to meet four times a year.

The forward schedule for CHIC for the 2019/20 financial year is:

Contact

CHIC is located in DCJ.

If writing to the Secretariat, address your mail to:

Chair
NSW Community Housing Industry Council
Locked Bag 4001, Ashfield NSW 1800


Secretariat staff
NSW Community Housing Industry Council
(02) 8753 9181
NSWCommunityHousingIndustryCouncil@facs.nsw.gov.au
Level 3, 223-239 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, 2131
Post: Locked Bag 4001, Ashfield NSW 1800

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Last updated: 24 Sep 2019