Meet the Minister Series: John Alexander OAM MP

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Level 11, Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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The Committee for Melbourne and Hall & Wilcox are pleased to invite you to an informal briefing on housing affordability on Tuesday 26 February, by John Alexander OAM, MP and Chair of the Federal Parliament’s Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities. John is the Liberal member for Bennelong.
Affordable Housing is a key strategic need for Melbourne. Without affordable housing, emergency and public service workers are increasingly unable to live near their place of work. Expensive cities also make self-employment and entrepreneurship more difficult.

One of the key questions in tackling this challenge is how councils, community housing providers, developers, and financiers can work more effectively together and with government to help deliver the social and affordable housing Australia needs.

John Alexander will share his thinking on the policy levers and instruments available to governments (State and Federal) to tackle housing affordability, especially for key workers to support Australia’s future economy and liveability. He is keen for Australians to engage in a broader conversation which goes beyond the shorter term thinking which characterises governments’ approaches to these key questions. The Standing Committee on Infrastructure, Transport and Cities most recent report “Building up and Moving Out” (September 2018) calls for a national plan of settlement which sets out a vision for our cities and regions for the next fifty years and beyond which covers:

• Mitigate urban sprawl and unequal development
• Build relationships between cities and regions
• Connect residences to employment within/between regions
• Link levels of government
• Provide infrastructure, housing, employment, and services

You can access the report here

We hope you can join us,

Best regards

Martine Letts
CEO
Committee for Melbourne

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Level 11, Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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