Lunch Sponsors

Launch Housingis an independent Melbourne based community organisation formed from the merger of HomeGround Services and Hanover. They are one of Victoria’s largest providers of housing and homelessness support services.

The NSW Federation of Housing Associationsis the peak industry body for housing associations in NSW.  Housing associations are not-for-profit managers and developers of low cost housing.

Kinetic Information Systems specialises in software that delivers business transformation. For over a decade, Kinetic has built an unrivalled reputation working with Australian organisations in both the public and private sectors.

Liveability Victoria International The State Government of Victoria established Liveability Victoria International to position Victoria as an international leader in liveability, leveraging the reputation of Melbourne as the world's most liveable city.

Evening Dinner Sponsor

Compass Housing Services
is one of Australia’s largest non-government social housing providers with over 4400 properties in New South Wales, Queensland and New Zealand.

Compass is an enterprising and socially committed not-for-profit organisation with over 30 years experience in providing a range of housing options, as well as delivering a number of successful community and tenant development initiatives.



The conference organisers would like to thank the following organisations for their financial contribution and/or in-kind support of the Implementing the New Urban Agenda Conference.


The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) brings together Victoria’s planning, local government, environment, energy, suburban development, forests, emergency management, climate change and water functions into a single department to strengthen connections between the environment, community, industry and economy.

DELWP works to maintain Victoria’s liveability with a population that is expected to almost double by 2050, while responding to climate change and protecting the state’s natural environment, infrastructure and heritage for future generations.

DELWP’s eight public value outcomes sets its focus and key directions.

This includes contributing to shared government objectives in collaboration with other key departments and agencies:

  • Zero emission, climate-ready economy and community
  • Healthy, resilient and biodiverse environment
  • Reliable, efficient, accessible, safe and sustainable energy services
  • Productive and effective land management
  • Safe and sustainable water resources
  • A quality built environment
  • Sustainable and effective local governments
  • Reduced impact of major bushfires and other emergencies on people, property and the environment.

DELWP works with a range of organisations, industry bodies, policy institutes, and universities. These relationships include research, policy development, program implementation and funding support.

 Civil Society delegate SPONSOR


Harris Wheeler Lawyers is a boutique commercial law firm established in 1892 and is a leading provider of legal services to the business community, the public sector and the people of the Hunter Region.

Unity Housing SA  provides affordable and sustainable housing for disadvantaged people and people on low incomes, particularly those living with disabilities or at risk of homelessness. We partner with more than 30 support agencies to ensure the housing we provide is integrated with appropriate support to achieve successful tenancies.

With a current portfolio of around 1,800 properties, we have been successfully providing housing for a diverse range of tenants for 30 years and have delivered $78 million in housing development in South Australia over the past four years.

Arup are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Arup operate out of seven offices across four key areas of influence: cities, connectivity, health, resources.

Breakout Room and International Guest Speaker SponsoR

Networking Reception Sponsor

The Victorian Planning Authority is a State Government statutory authority that reports to the Minister for Planning

Victoria is growing, with a projected population of up to 10 million people by 2050.

It is the VPA’s main task to make sure Melbourne and Victoria’s regions remain a great places to live.