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Byron Shire Housing Forum, June 17

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Byron Shire Council will be hosting a housing forum on June 17 from 9.30am to 12pm at the Byron Theatre.

The free event will feature urban designers and architects with experience in housing affordability and sustainable design.   

The event is a result from Council Resolution 22-006, from February 3, 2022, and follows from other similar forums that have been held over the years.

The Council media release reads, ‘Along with our Northern Rivers neighbours, Byron Shire is currently facing one of the most acute shortages of affordable housing in Australia’.

‘The COVID-19 pandemic and recent flood events have intensified the situation even further. In the absence of large scale federal and State government investment in social and affordable housing, what role is there for the community housing sector, ethical developers, and local government to provide stable, affordable homes that support the continued diversity of our community?’

Confirmed panellists for the event are: planning researcher, educator and practitioner, Nicole Gurran; Landcom Development Director, Nicole Woodrow; urban designer Andy Fergus; Mayor Michael Lyon; and inaugural Environment Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, Roderick Simpson.

Council staff told The Echo one more panellist is still to be confirmed.

To register for your free ticket to the Byron Shire Housing Forum 2022, go to the Byron Community Theatre webpage: www.byroncentre.com.au.

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