Agenda Day One

08:30

09:00

GOVERNMENT AND POLICY 

09:10

  • Redfern Communities Plus – Australia’s first ever Build-to-Rent housing model to integrate social and affordable housing with housing supply for the broader community 
  • How Build-to-Rent can help bridge the housing gap in the NSW market 
  • Providing long-term leasing of state land to support the emergence of the Build-to-Rent sector in NSW 

09:40

  • How the UK government is supporting the growth of the BTR sector with the National Planning Policy Framework 
  • The role of local authorities and housing associations as developers, landowners and planning authorities in the BTR sector 
  • How BTR is filling a gap between Build-to-Sell and the Buy to Let-dominated private rented sector 

10:10

10:30

DRIVING GROWTH IN THE BUILD-TO-RENT SECTOR 

10:50

  • How government regulatory reform and financial incentives can drive the growth of the BTR sector in Australia 
  • Creating the scale and capacity for financial return and overcoming tax challenges in the build to rent sector  
  • Shifting the market’s mindset to one where long-term renting is seen as a desirable lifestyle choice 

11:40

  • Role of government policy intervention in helping make BTR a vehicle for affordable housing in Australia  
  • Design configurations to facilitate affordable housing within BTR projects 
  • Targeting low and middle-income earners

12:10

INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE  

01:10

  • Advocating for the government to allow institutional investment in build-to-rent (BTR) to receive the same tax treatment applied to affordable housing and student accommodation 
  • Revising land tax so it does not unfairly disadvantage BTR developments 
  • Preventing GST leakage 

01:40

  • Developing a coordinated tax approach between State and Federal government in order to allow BTR projects to succeed 
  • Ensuring long-term rental income flows from BTR developments for institutional investors  
  • How superannuation funds can drive investment in the BTR sector 

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: SUCCESSFUL BTR PROJECTS IN AUSTRALIA 

02:50

  • Catering to a range of resident profiles, including single people and families 
  • Providing a high level of amenities, including 24-hour maintenance service for residents 
  • Creating a modern urban lifestyle for tenants 

03:20

  • Transitioning the Commonwealth Games Village to one of Australia’s first operational BTR projects 
  • Management of The Smith Collective and harnessing its superior resources to provide a high quality of life and sense of community for residents 

03:50

04:00