National Housing Co-op Conference "Housing is just the beginning"


Zinc @ Federation Square
Flinders Street
Melbourne 3000
08/03/12 - 09/03/12
9:30 - 5:30
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Contact person: 
Melissa Crebbin
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Housing co-operatives have been around in Australia for over 30 years and now exist in all states. 2012 is the International Year of Co-operatives, so what better time to get together to recognise and celebrate this unique and innovative social housing model.

Mervyn Wilson, from the Co-op’s College in Manchester (UK), will be the Key Note speaker. Conference Highlights:

  • Speakers and presentations from industry professionals and housing co-op members
  • Co-operative engagement & innovation
  • Great food and venue A number of Housing Co-operatives will be presenting their stories of success, struggle, innovation and change.

Come along, be inspired and share your co-ops ideas and experiences.

Day 1 - Thursday 8th March 9.30 – 5.00pm Conference 5.00 - 6.00pm – Networking and cocktails

Day 2 – Friday 9th March [Optional] Bus trip to newly developed sites

Price - $20 per housing co-op member $200 non members

For further details contact Melissa on 9208 0832 or

Check out the website for details on how to register




Maggie Beer
Maggie Beer, 2010 Senior Australian of the Year and Supporter of IYC 2012
"My passion for using fresh seasonal and local produce is equalled by my passion for my local, cooperative store...Community focused, ethical and sustainable that's the cooperative difference."

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The IYC 2012 Secretariat is proudly supported by Social Business Australia and Capricorn Society Ltd

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