Australian Property Institute - 2012 State Conference

Event Date: 
24 May 2012
Pan Pacific Hotel

Liveability + Affordability / Population  = ?  :  Solving the Equation

This theme recognises the greatest challenge facing for property in WA, is not the position on the boom or bust cycle but how we find or create a sustainable path that provides for growth, keeps prices within reach and still retains the aspects of Perth life that we love.


Speakers include:

The Hon. John Day MLA, BSc BDSc, Minister for Planning, Culture and the Arts, and Science and Innovation. Mr Day will deliver the opening address on the implications that WA’s forecast population growth to 3 million people within 14 years will have on development and planning.

Jon Copestake, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s chief consumer goods analyst and editor of its Worldwide Cost of Living and Liveability surveys. Mr Copestake is an expert in issues related to liveability and pricing and will provide a context for measures of liveability in Western Australia.

Wendell Cox, principal of Wendell Cox Consultancy (Demographia). Mr Cox heads an international public policy firm that specialises in demographics, housing and urban policy and is co-author of the annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey. He will speak on issues of affordability and urban planning for Western Australia.

Dale Alcock, managing director of the ABN Group and a leading figure in WA’s building industry. Mr Alcock will speak on developing to meet the needs of the State’s growing population.

Mike Burbridge, Executive Director, Australian Sustainable Development Institute, Curtin University will present on the topic of reducing the environmental impact of new housing (a perspective from the United Kingdom).

Simon Creek, managing director of the HHG Legal Group. Mr Creek will speak on living in Western Australia and discuss how the tastes and desires of the local market are being influenced by demographic and population changes. 


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