12 Jul / 2022

Public forum on 1.Social Housing and 2. East Lake

Social housing in Canberra

Planning for East Lake, between the Kingston Foreshore and Fyshwick

Public Forum
Tuesday, July 12th, 2022, 7-9pm

Eastlake Football Club (Duffy Rm), 3 Oxley Street, Griffith and Online

Join us to hear speakers on the social housing situation in Canberra and the inner south. You will also hear about the latest planning for East Lake, the area between the Kingston Foreshore and Fyshwick.

Social Housing

Social housing includes public housing and housing provided by not-for-profit community organisations for people on low to moderate incomes with a housing need.

Our speakers include:

  • Dr Emma Campbell, CEO, ACT Council of Social Service: “Vulnerability and injustice in a ‘progressive’ jurisdiction”
  • Mr Jon Stanhope, former ACT Chief Minister: “Issues raised by the program of ACT public housing tenant evictions”
  • Dr Khalid Ahmed, Adjunct Professor, Institute of Government and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra, and former senior ACT Government Treasury official: “Public housing stock over time and performance, and financial arrangements for the stock renewal”
  • Dr David Denham, President, Griffith Narrabundah Community Association: “Public housing in inner south Canberra and issues with the current system.”

Planning for East Lake

Tait Network, consultants to the ACT Government, will talk about the Place Plan and other planning for East Lake. The Place Plan will bring together the many ideas of the inner south community and its organisations – the people who live, work and play in the project area – to guide planning for the precinct.

Please register in advance of the meeting, as the Duffy Room at the Eastlake Football Club has a capacity limit of 70:


The ISCCC will also trial live-streaming the meeting on Facebook (subject to sufficient network bandwidth that evening):


And on YouTube at: