Partnering for Growth and Partnering for Impact Workshops


The Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW) has engaged Q Shelter to work with Community Housing Providers, Specialist Homelessness Service providers, and other key stakeholders to ensure Partnering for Growth and Partnering for Impact are shaped by input and ideas from the sector.



Q Shelter and DHPW will be hosting a series of workshops across the state as part of engagement around Partnering for Growth and Partnering for Impact.

The agenda for these workshops will focus on how government and housing and homelessness services can work together to improve the delivery of person-centred and place-based services that better meet the needs of Queenslanders.

Community Housing, Specialist Homelessness Service and other human service providers are invited to attend the workshops and contribute to discussions on how we can design and deliver more targeted, integrated, place based and person centred housing and homelessness responses.

The workshops will explore a range of ideas including a single community housing program, tenancy sustainment and supportive tenancy management, new affordable housing settings, new operating and funding frameworks for community housing providers and opportunities to grow and renew the supply of social housing.

A full agenda will be released over the coming weeks.

Click one of the links below to register for your local workshop!

Specialist Focus Groups

These events will bring together approximately 15 people in detailed discussions to shape a range of topics. All focus groups will be technology assisted to support regional involvement. You are welcome to register an expression of interest to attend more than one group.

We are limiting attendance at the groups to approximately 15 people. While this is a small number, it will allow a much more interactive, in depth discussion. We will ensure the list of invitees to the groups reflects the diversity of the Queensland Community Housing and Homelessness Service system.

Where there is significant interest in a group, Q Shelter and DHPW will work through opportunities to engage interested stakeholders, either through creating an additional focus group or at a workshop.

For more information about these Specialist Focus Groups, please don’t hesitate to call Q Shelter on (07) 3831 5900 or contact us via email.

Asset Management 

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Key discussion points:

  • Exploration of key issues and solutions to asset management challenges including maintenance, upgrades and insurance
  • Identification of capacity building support needs

Investment Strategy 

Friday, 29 March 2019
2.00pm – 4.30pm

Key discussion points:

  • What investment pathways and opportunities exist for community housing providers to engage in growth opportunities?
  • What barriers are there to making use of investment vehicles such as NHFIC?
  • What would it take for community housing providers to realise opportunities for growth?

Tenancy Sustainment

Monday, 1 April 2019

Key discussion points:

  • Explore and develop a tenancy sustainment framework for Queensland
  • Review work to date on what a tenancy sustainment framework needs to include
  • Consider workforce development implications of a tenancy sustainment framework.

Partnerships and Alliances 

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Key discussion points:

  • What types of partnerships and alliances will help to strengthen the sector?
  • What tools and resources will assist organisations to prepare for partnerships?
  • What will help organisations to enter into negotiations towards collaborative projects leading to growth?

Single Community Housing Program

Thursday 11 April 12:00 – 2:30 and Monday 29 April 2019 10:00 – 12:30  (a series of two meetings)

Key discussion points:

  • A vision for a single community housing program
  • Desired program outcomes
  • What would a successful service delivery model look like?
  • Operational policies that enable implementation
  • Intake, assessment, referral and allocations.

Affordable Housing Framework

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Key discussion points:

  • What is the vision for affordable housing in Queensland?
  • What is the framework for affordable housing in Queensland? What products should this include?
  • What outcomes can be expected from the delivery of affordable housing products in Queensland?

Funding Agreement Framework

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Key discussion points:

  • Way forward –  a Master Agreement
  • Key elements of a new funding agreement framework
  • Who will enter into master agreement
  • Key issues with current funding agreements
  • How can funding agreements reduce red tape, improve flexibility and the scope for innovation?