Appointments welcomed for new housing advisory council

ALGA has welcomed the appointment of David O’Loughlin to the Federal Government’s new National Housing Supply and Affordability Council.

As a former ALGA President with vast local government experience, Mr O’Loughlin, an Urban Renewal Authority Director in SA, joins a range of senior leaders on the interim council including:

  • Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, the CEO of Mirvac Group (council chair).
  • Professor Rachel ViforJ, a prominent housing economist.
  • Helen Waters Silvia, CEO of the Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre.
  • Dr Marcus Spiller from SGS Economics, an urban economist and planner, and former member of the National Housing Supply Council.

Federal Minister for Housing and Homelessness Julie Collins said the appointments were an important step in implementing the Government’s ambitious housing agenda.

“We want to ensure our investments are underpinned by expert advice,” Minister Collins said.

“That’s why we’re creating a National Housing Supply and Affordability Council, to deliver independent advice to Government on ways to increase housing supply and affordability.”

ALGA looks forward to working with Mr O’Loughlin, the council and Government in addressing affordable housing and homelessness in Australia.

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