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Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre: WA in the Spotlight Workshop

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The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre invites you to, WA in the Spotlight: Housing and land use in Western Australia. New perspectives on affordability and productivity.

Event details

This workshop brings together leading researchers and policymakers from Australia to shed new perspectives on affordability and housing’s links to economic productivity in WA.

Tuesday 13 October 2015
8:40am for a 9am start until 12noon
Bankwest Place 300 Murray Street, Perth
Free- There is no charge to attend this event, but registrations are essential.
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Register: Online Registration

There is no doubt that access to affordable housing promotes social wellbeing in the everyday lives of Australians. However, housing costs in WA have increased at rates consistently above the national average during the past decade. Less attention is paid to the connections between housing and the
economy. Yet, housing commands a significant share of investment, employment and consumption in the state and nationally.

The workshop will feature presentations by:

  • A/Prof Greg Costello, Curtin University – Land supply and new housing in WA
  • A/Prof Steven Rowley, AHURI-Curtin Director – The links between urban regulation and housing affordability
  • Emeritus Professor Gavin Wood, RMIT & Curtin – The connections between housing and economic development.

The three presenters will be joined by two senior policy and industry representatives in a panel discussion. You can also download the the WAIS Housing 2015 Flyer.

About the Centre:

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School at Curtin University. The Centre was established in 2012 through the generous support from Bankwest (a division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia),with a core mission to examine the key economic and social policy issues that contribute to the sustainability of Western Australia and the well being of WA households.

The Centre brings a unique philosophy to research on the major economic issues facing Western Australia. By bringing together experts from the research, policy and business communities at all stages of the process – from framing and conceptualising research questions, through the conduct of research, to the communication and implementation of research findings – we ensure that our research is relevant, fit for purpose, and makes a genuine difference to the lives of Australians both in WA and nationally.

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