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Darwin to host the 20th Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, National Housing Conference

Darwin has been named as the host city for the 20th Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI), National Housing Conference.

Minster for Housing and Community Development, Gerry McCarthy said the AHURI is a national independent research network funded by the Commonwealth, states and territories.

 “Its biennial National Housing Conference, which will be held in August 2019, is the largest cross-sectoral event of its kind in Australasia for the social and affordable housing sectors,” he said.

“It gives a chance for delegates from around the world to come together to discuss topics and share ideas on issues such as homelessness, social and affordable housing and indigenous housing.

“The Territory Labor Government is improving the lives of Territorians through better housing.

“This is not only a great opportunity to share our experiences but to also learn from other states, and international experts about best practice and innovation.”

Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss said hosting such a prestigious event in Darwin is a great opportunity to showcase the Top End.

“The three day conference is expected to attract up to 1,000 delegates from across Europe, America, Canada, Asia and New Zealand, as well as all states and territories in Australia,” she said.

“Not only will this be great for tourism, but will provide a great boost to our local economy.”

The conference will take place between 28th and 30th of August 2019, at the Darwin Convention Centre.

Members of the public are invited to attend.

More information will be provided closer to the date.

Media Contact: Hannah Farmer  - 0428 497 154