The challenge encourages new ways of thinking about housing. This can be across delivery, financing, design, building, ownership and management.

The City of Sydney is set to uncover fresh local or international ideas and proposals. There is no fee to enter and no limit to the number of proposals you can lodge.

The focus is on identifying and developing new models to increase alternative and affordable housing. Up to six proposals will be shortlisted to receive $20 000 each to develop their concepts.

(Image - City model by Josef Nalevansky, courtesy of City of Sydney)

A panel of experts will share their experiences and insights at a briefing session on 11 April created to outline why Sydney needs to look beyond the traditional models of social, community and market housing.

The challenge jury members are -

• Darlene van der Breggen, Strategic Design Advisor, Government Architect of NSW (Jury Chair)
• Helen O’Laughlin, Social Commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission
• Kerstin Thompson, Principal, Kerstin Thompson Architects
• Professor Bill Randolph, Director, City Futures Research Centre, University of NSW
• Amy Brown, Commercial and Economic Deputy Secretary, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
• Karen Walsh, Executive Officer, Shelter NSW
• Troy Loveday, Senior Policy Advisor, Property Council of Australia

Register your interest at alternativehousingchallenge.com.au

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