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For further information about the network contact the Federation on (02) 9281 7144 or email: networks@communityhousing.org.au


Notice: Committee Members Wanted - Stepping Out Housing Program
Closing date: 11 November 2011

In this web cast the Registrar of Community Housing, Roxane Shaw, provides a briefing for directors on the new regulatory framework:

Registrar of Community Housing: a message for housing association directors from NSWFHA on Vimeo.

For further information, contact the Registrar:

Tel: 1800 330 940
Email: registrar@housing.nsw.gov.au
Web: rch.nsw.gov.au


About the Network

The Housing Associations Directors' Network is a resource for sector directors to share information, exchange ideas and to facilitate peer support.  The network now has over 70 members from the boards of 35 housing associations.

How to Join

If you would like to join the Housing Associations Directors' Network, Please download the Registration Form, and return to NSW Federation of Housing Associations.


The Directors' Network was established following the Community Housing Conference in May 2004 to resource sector board members.

Network steering committee

A steering committee of network members guides the development of the network particularly the ways in which information is shared.  The purpose statement outlines the Network's aims.

Purpose Statement 

The NSW Federation of Housing Associations has established a network of sector directors.

The purpose of the Housing Associations Directors' Network is to enable sector directors to work together to share information, provide peer support and to develop a range of resources to meet their needs. 

It is anticipated that this will break down isolation of sector directors from their peers and the sector as a whole, ensure peer information is available to directors, facilitate the spread of expertise based boards and, identify the further governance training and support needs of directors.


Network tools

E-bulletins providing updates on sector developments, useful resources and publication, and training events -  Subscribe to e-bulletins (simply write in the email, that you would like to subscribe)

Network wide meetings held to coincide with Housing Association Meetings and the Community Housing Conferences (see events page)

Directors' page in the Federation's Newsletter Housing Matters

Directors Register providing details people interested in joining housing association boards  - about Directors Register



Upcoming Events

  • Next Directors' Network meeting: To be announced - will coincide with the next Housing Associations Meeting (HAM). (see events page)


Useful publications, resources & links

Board Recruitment:

Good Practice Guides   more info

Directors Register   about Directors Register

AICD Directors Register   www.companydirector.com.au

Women on Boards website   www.womenonboards.org.au

Our Community website  www.ourcommunity.com.au/boards

The ASIC Banned Directors Register - contains details of persons who are disqualified from managing corporations under the Corporations Act - www.search.asic.gov.au/ban.html

Federation publications:

Directors Network meeting reports: 

Federation publications page.

Directors Network e-bulletins


Other interesting publications:  

Milligan, V. R, Directions for Affordable Housing Policy in Australia: Outcomes of a Stakeholder Forum, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Sydney, 2005.

Bisset, H, Milligan, V. R, Risk Management in Community Housing: Managing the challenges posed by growth in the provision of affordable housing, National Community Housing Forum, 2004.

Milligan, V. R., Phibbs, P., Fagan, K. and Gurran, N. A Practical Framework for Expanding Affordable Housing Services in Australia : Learning from Experience, Final Report Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute , Melbourne , 2004.

Andrew Larkin's presentation to the Directors' Network meeting held 27th April 2007: Planning for the Future (pdf)



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