Housing and Affordability Advisory Committee

Upcoming meetings

  • The next online HAAC meeting will be held on Monday 7th February 2022 starting at 6.30pm.  
  • Meetings are also planned for 2 May, 1 August and 7 November 2022 (TBC).

Agendas and minutes

Date Agenda Minutes
8 November 2021 Agenda, 8 November 2021 (PDF 226.5KB) Minutes, 8 November 2021 (PDF 272.9KB)
9 August 2021
Agenda, 9 August 2021 (PDF 228.8KB)
Minutes, 9 August 2021 (PDF 260KB)
10 May 2021
Agenda, 10 May 2021 (PDF 222.5KB)
Minutes, 10 May 2021 (PDF 246KB)
6 April 2020 Agenda, 6 April (PDF 314.5KB)  Minutes, 6 April (PDF 419KB)
3 February 2020 Agenda 3, February (PDF 260.3KB) Minutes, 3 February (PDF 455KB)
23 October 2019  Agenda, 23 October (PDF 234.4KB)  Minutes, 23 October (PDF 343.6KB)
30 September 2019
Agenda, 30 September (PDF 234.9KB)
Minutes, 30 September (PDF 350.9KB)
9 September 2019
Agenda, 9 September 2019 (PDF 236.8KB)
Minutes, 9 September (PDF 354.3KB)
15 July 2019 workshop Workshop agenda, 15 July 2019 (PDF 190.3KB) Workshop minutes, 15 July 2019 (PDF 194.1KB)
1 July 2019 Agenda, 1 July 2019 (PDF 178.2KB)
Minutes, 1 July 2019 (PDF 174.8KB)
8 April 2019 Agenda, 8 April 2019 (PDF 167.4KB)
Minutes, 8 April 2019 (PDF 406.7KB)
7 February 2019

Agenda, 7 February 2019 (PDF 178.8KB)

Minutes, 7 February 2019 (PDF 429.9KB)
29 November 2018

Agenda, 29 November 2018 (PDF 230.9KB)

Minutes: Minutes:

Minutes, 29 November 2018 (PDF 359.1KB)


Date Topic Document
 17 September 2021 Committee submission on Healthy Ageing Strategy HAAC submission on Healthy Ageing Strategy (PDF 214KB)
 29 August 2021 Committee submission on Housing SEPP HAAC submission on Housing SEPP (PDF 266.5KB)
 13 August 2021 Committee submission to NSW Parliamentary Inquiry into the social housing shortage HAAC submission on social housing shortage (PDF 188.5KB)
9 September 2020 Council submission on the Housing Diversity SEPP Council submission on the Housing Diversity SEPP (PDF 215.6KB)
23 July 2020 Council submission on NSW Housing Strategy Council submission on NSW Housing Strategy (PDF 832.8KB)
9 June 2020 Committee submission to review of Local Democracy Groups HAAC submission to LDG review - 9 June 2020 (PDF 162.8KB)
8 November 2019 Committee submission on the draft Local Strategic Planning Statement HAAC submission on the draft Local Strategic Planning Statement – 8 November 2019 (PDF 98.4KB)
Date: Date:8 October 2019 Council submission to review of Boarding Houses Act 2012 Council submission to review of Boarding Houses Act 2012 – 8 October 2019 (PDF 338.8KB)
25 July 2019 Committee submission on the draft Local Housing Strategy HAAC submission on the draft Local Housing Strategy – 25 July 2019 (PDF 228KB)


Date Topic Document
17 September 2019
On the sale of the Chester Street car park
HAAC statement on the sale of the Chester Street car park, 17 September 2019 (PDF 273.2KB)
31 July 2019
On the need to establish an affordable housing fund
HAAC statement on establishing an affordable housing fund, 31 July 2019 (PDF 284.5KB)

Membership list

  • Jon Atkins (Convenor)
  • David Collins-White (Chairperson)
  • Dr Hazel Blunden (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Paul Adabie
  • Dr Louise Crabtree-Hayes
  • Rachael Haggett
  • Liza Sloan
  • Queenie Tran
  • Dr Michael Zanardo


Jon Atkins, Affordable Housing Policy Leader
02 9335 2080


The Housing and Affordability Advisory Committee contributes to the vision for the Inner West and its guiding principle to work together in a way that is creative, caring and just. Affordable housing is a basic need and an essential element of an inclusive and sustainable city.

The scope of the Housing and Affordability Advisory Committee is to:

  • Monitor and promote the implementation of Council's Affordable Housing Policy and other relevant policies and plans related to affordable housing for very low, low and moderate income households, including essential workers, boarding house residents, homeless people and others experiencing housing stress;
  • Serve as a resource for Council in relation to the housing market, trends and community impacts, including supporting access to and opportunities for affordable, sustainable and accessible housing options where relevant;
  • Suggestions on improving the development of housing options that support the retention of a diverse and inclusive community and an accessible and sustainable place to live;
  • Assist in the development of programs and initiatives to highlight the importance of housing to the well-being and dynamism of the community.

The Advisory Committee's role will be to assist Council to develop its policies, plans, programs and services by providing contributions to and feedback on:

  • Policy, research and priorities relating to the housing market and trends, and their impacts on the community, including the provision of appropriate, affordable housing and related opportunities as well as identification of service gaps;
  • Joint opportunities with State and Federal agencies, peak housing bodies and community housing providers;
  • Partnership opportunities with key stakeholders regarding best practice models for affordable, sustainable, accessible, diverse and inclusive housing;
  • Implementation of policy;
  • Activities, forums, roundtables, projects, programs and events to encourage delivery of affordable and sustainable housing options for the community.

Terms of reference

Housing Affordability Advisory Committee terms of reference (PDF 133.1KB)

More information

More information on Council's Affordable Housing Policy and commitment to reducing housing stress can be accessed here.

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