On Friday 14 October at KPMG Collins Square, Michele Morrison, Chief Development Officer, Homes Victoria presented a Big Housing Keynote to around 50 senior representatives from the property industry as well as senior partners from KPMG and executives from Homes Victoria. The free event was sponsored by KPMG and Qualitas.
Michele outlined the progress of the Victorian government’s Big Housing Build, including future plans for investment and the implications of the federal election for housing policy nationally. Big Housing Build is planning to build thousands of new homes for Victorians in need and create tens of thousands of jobs in the process.
“Through the industry’s commitment to the Property Industry Foundation, tangible steps are being taken to reduce youth homelessness and protect young people from a lifelong cycle of disadvantage.”
Dan Jefferson, KPMG Australia
“KPMG was delighted to bring together industry leaders to hear more about the Big Housing Build, Australia’s most ambitious social housing program,” says Dan Jefferson, Lead National Partner, Human Services, KPMG Australia. “As the program moves forward, there is huge potential for further partnership between the Victorian government and the property industry to drive up the number of social and affordable homes and create lasting responses to homelessness.”
Michele invited attendees to engage in a Q&A. “Michele got great engagement from the audience to her presentation and in subsequent questions and answers,” says Dan. “Attendees welcomed Michele’s openness and honesty about the road travelled and the path ahead for Victoria. The event created much greater awareness among participants about the Victorian Big Housing Build and opportunities to participate and support, alongside very positive networking among senior leaders committed to making a positive difference for people experiencing housing stress.”
A supporter of the Property Industry Foundation, KPMG feels it’s important for the industry to look out for those less fortunate. “We think all actors in the housing space need to make sure that growth in housing takes account of and supports the most vulnerable in society,” says Dan. “Through the industry’s commitment to the Property Industry Foundation, tangible steps are being taken to reduce youth homelessness and protect young people from a lifelong cycle of disadvantage. KPMG seeks to support industry awareness of broader housing and initiatives and create respectful and positive dialogue about change.”