Harnessing innovative solutions from government, industry and the wider housing community to tackle New Zealand’s housing crisis

Harnessing innovative solutions from government, industry and the wider housing community to tackle New Zealand’s housing crisis  

Pre-Conference Workshop (21 August, Auckland) View full programme here
Conference Days (22-23 August, Auckland) View full programme here
Taking place in Auckland from 22-23 August, the 3rd Annual Affordable Housing Development Summit brings together government, housing providers, developers, investors and the wider housing community to explore the most innovative solutions and effective delivery models to tackle New Zealand’s housing crisis. 
In a bid to increase housing supply across the nation, the Labour Government has announced its Kiwibuild plan to build 100,000 homes in 10 years. This represents a myriad of opportunities for the industry, however more clarity is required around how this goal will be achieved.
To balance housing supply and affordability in New Zealand, there is a need to explore evidence-based solutions across the housing affordability continuum and identify practical ways to create replicable, sustainable and affordable housing delivery models which can be scaled across the country. 
Therefore, the team at the Affordable Housing Developing Summit is delighted to announce the participation of two international speakers from Singapore and the UK who bring their knowledge and depth of experience in affordable housing to this year’s conference. They will provide a detailed context of the Singapore and UK Housing market and the various housing and funding models used and how Australia could implement them to similar success. 

Creating a collaborative development model to deliver increased housing

Pre-Conference Workshop (21 August, Auckland)
New Zealand’s current affordability crisis has driven the need for innovative collaborative methods to increase housing supply. 
This workshop will allow you to discover best practices in collaborative development, design and delivery and factors to enhance collaboration. 

Featured Speakers

Ignatius Lourdesamy

Director (Marketing & Development)

Housing and Development Board of Singapore

Geraldine Howley

Group Chief Executive

Incommunities Group UK

Hon Jenny Salesa

Minister for Building and Construction

New Zealand Government

Stephen Barclay

Head of KiwiBuild

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Stephen Selwood

Chief Executive

Infrastructure New Zealand

Patrick Dougherty

GM Asset Development

Housing New Zealand Corporation

Brian Dawson


Wellington City Council

Andrew King


Hamilton City Council

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Why attend?

  1. Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister for Building and Construction on the Government’s plan to build 100,000 affordable homes and initiatives to meet build targets
  2. Get up to speed on progress of Kiwibuild from the Head of Kiwibuild and gain an in-depth perspective on what can be expected in the next 12 months 
  3. Understand how Housing New Zealand plans to increase housing supply across the country
  4. Learn about the key considerations of using prefabrication to build houses at scale and achieve the goal of Kiwibuild with Prefab NZ
  5. Gain insights from one of UK’s largest social housing landlord Incommunities on building homes and regenerating communities and learn how to model their success
  6. Hear from the Housing and Development Board of Singapore on the nation’s successful public housing system and how it is a model for affordable access 
  7. Discover how some of the most innovative housing projects are being delivered across the nation and how these can be replicated effectively 
  8. Local Government update: Wellington, Palmerston North, Dunedin and Hamilton councils discuss recent housing policies and initiatives to improve housing outcomes
  9. Understand the role of integrated land use planning and infrastructure development in increasing housing supply with Infrastructure New Zealand 
  10. Evaluate the role of developers and builders in stimulating affordable housing development and making Kiwibuild a reality with Willis Bond & Co, Ngai Tahu Property, Ockham Residential and Classic Builders

Who should attend?

  • Central & Local Government
  • Planning and Housing Specialists
  • Community and Social Housing Providers
  • Community Development Specialists
  • Property Developers
  • Construction Firms and Home builders
  • Not-for-Profit Organisations
  • Consultants and Lawyers
  • Architects
  • Engineering Firms
  • Superfunds, Banks, Investment Managers

Who Should Sponsor

Raise your profile at the 3rd Affordable Housing Development Summit New Zealand 

The 3rd Affordable Housing Development Summit is a premier conference that brings together senior leaders from government, community housing providers and property developers to discuss how to better collaborate in order to increase the supply of affordable housing. 

Extensive research with key stakeholders from New Zealand’s affordable housing community tells us that this discussion is relevant now because:
  1. The Ministry of Social Development estimates that 29% of households are in a state of housing need; and the demand for affordable housing far exceeds supply
  2. Labour’s ‘KiwiBuild’ policy will deliver 100,000 affordable houses over ten years for first home buyers. Half of these will be built in Auckland. That is a ten-fold increase in the number of affordable houses being built in Auckland each year, from 500 to 5,000.
The challenge for government, community housing providers and property developers alike is how can design and construction practices be transformed to create sustainable and replicable affordable housing delivery models at scale?

Download Sponsorship Prospectus 
What solutions can your organisation offer our audience to address the following challenges:
  1. What innovative design and construction methods exist to boost delivery of affordable housing?
  2. How can houses be more energy efficient and environmentally sustainable to deliver cost savings and improve community wellbeing?
  3. What funding options can be accessed to reduce the reliance on government funding and drive increased private investment?

Team Discounts




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Pullman Hotel Auckland 
Address: Corner Waterloo Quadrant & Princes Street
Conference Room: Regatta D
Workshop Room: Gallery 2


W: www.pullmanhotels.com/gb/hotel-8219-pullman-auckland/index.shtml
T: (+64) 9/3531000
E: reservations@pullmanauckland.co.nz

Pullman Auckland is offering a group rate to attendees. To book, please call +6493531000 or +643588007, or email c.chawathey@pullmanauckland.co.nz

Group Name: Aventedge Housing Conference
Room Type: Superior Room
Bedding: King Bed
Room Rate: NZD$280.00 per room per night incl. 15% GST (room only, subject to availability)
Booking Code: AVE210818Cancellation Policy: 30 Day
Cancellation Policy: Any Room nights cancelled beyond and within 30 days of arrival are fully chargeable per room night cancelled