Community Housing Industry Council

The Community Housing Industry Council (CHIC) provides independent advice to the NSW Government on policies and strategies for the development of the community housing industry in NSW.


CHIC overview

The community housing industry has a significant and increasing role in the provision of social and affordable housing.

CHIC provides a forum for the NSW Government and the community housing industry to develop approaches to manage and deliver social and affordable housing.

CHIC aims to support the community housing industry to grow and meet government objectives and community needs.

CHIC is convened by the Secretary of the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ).

Download the Terms of Reference for CHIC (PDF , 166.2 KB)


CHIC members

CHIC has an independent chair and is made up of government and industry leaders.

Members are appointed for a term of two years. Retiring members are eligible to apply for re-appointment for a further term. The Secretary may appoint members for shorter terms at his discretion.

Current members

  • Trevor Danos AM, Independent Chairperson
  • Anne Campbell, Department of Communities and Justice
  • Chris Valacos, Registrar for Community Housing
  • John Brogden, Landcom
  • Roland Stanmore, Treasury NSW
  • Sandy Chappel, Department of Planning and Environment, Planning and Assessment
  • Simon Newport, Aboriginal Housing Office
  • Emma Nicholson, NSW Land and Housing Corporation
  • Stephen Anthony, Independent member
  • John Nicolades, Independent member
  • TBC AM, Independent member
  • Michele Adair, Community Housing Industry Association NSW
  • Mark Degotardi, Community Housing Industry Association NSW
  • Scott Langford, Community Housing Industry Association NSW
  • Charlie Trindall, Aboriginal Community Housing Industry Association NSW
  • Lisa Sampson, Aboriginal Community Housing Industry Association NSW


Meeting schedule

CHIC was established late 2018 and had its inaugural meeting on 20 February 2019 and a second meeting on 18 June 2019 (DOCX , 14.6 KB). CHIC is scheduled to meet four times a year.

The CHIC meetings for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 financial years were (click on the links to see the CHIC communique for that meeting):

The forward schedule for CHIC for the 2021/22 financial year is:

The forward schedule for CHIC for the 2022/23 financial year is:

  • 15 September 2022
  • 6 December 2022
  • 16 March 2023
  • 15 June 2023


CHIC papers


Contact

CHIC is located in the Department of Communities and Justice.

If writing to the Secretariat, address your mail to:

Chair

NSW Community Housing Industry Council

Locked Bag 5000, Parramatta NSW 2124

Secretariat staff

NSW Community Housing Industry Council

NSWCommunityHousingIndustryCouncil@facs.nsw.gov.au

Street address: 6 Parramatta Square, 10 Darcy Street, Parramatta NSW 2150

Post: Locked Bag 5000, Parramatta NSW 2124

Last updated:

15 Sep 2022

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