Affordable Housing – the Im/Possible Dream?


Event Details


Wednesday, July 22, 7 to 9:30 p.m., Queenstown Memorial Centre.
Registration essential – housing@catalystnz.org

Entry by affordable donation – $5 suggested minimum. Free if you had to get a babysitter.

This Catalyst Forum addresses one of the most important issues facing our community – how to house our people? Speakers will be followed by Q&A then open discussion, with both community and expert input being forwarded to Queenstown Lakes District Council, Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust and the government.
MC is former National Radio Queenstown journalist, Steve Wilde.

Our speakers:

  • Shamubeel Eaqub, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research principal economist and author of ‘Generation Rent’ – Robbing Our Children through Unaffordable Housing
  • Scott Figenshow, former QLDC planner, now head of Community Housing Aotearoa – How We Got Here and Options Going Forward
  • Tommy Honey, architect and urbanism commentator for Radio New Zealand – Urban Planning Perspectives and Making Homes Affordable for Occupants
  • Peter Southwick, Wanaka developer and Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trustee – Developer’s Perspective and Alternative Housing Models