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Social Housing & State-Owned Lands Conference 2022 (1)




Event Details

Date: Wednesday, May 25th 2022
Time: 9.00am – 1.15pm
CPD: 4 CPD Hours

About the Conference

Our 2022 Conference will be an interactive online event which aims to maximise engagement and provide an inclusive platform for our public sector clients nationwide.

Public Affairs Ireland is delighted to announce the return of our Social Housing and State Lands Conference Forum for 2022.

Since our last event in 2019 there has been progress realised and progress delayed in the roll out of the housing strategy for government.

This year PAI’s conference aims to analyse the challenges facing Government & Local Authorities, to review the performance to date and to highlight opportunities for further development in the supply of housing for all.

The management, sale and development of public lands and buildings is more complex than property that is exclusively in private ownership. Issues concerning the disposal, development and management of public lands and properties can present real challenges for even the most experienced public sector property professionals and advisors.

A further complexity arises for Public Bodies ensuring that best value is achieved through Part V arrangements, with many Local Authorities operating independently of a standardised system of planning, governance and financial management with a potential polarization of AHB’s in the process of achieving quality and value.

How can targets be reached while ensuring value, transparency, engagement? Are Part V arrangements fit for purpose in achieving real value social housing for Departments, Local Authorities and Approved Housing Bodies or has Part V given private developers the advantage, forcing ‘cost value’ to unrealistic levels?

Topics for discussion on the day include:

Policy and legislative obligations

New systems of data recording and transparency

Mapping Planning Gain and Objectives: Promise and Performance of Part V Arrangements

Local Authority Responsibility – Panel Discussion – Benefits of early AHB engagement & standardising Local Authority approaches.

Building Sustainable Communities – Best Practice Guidelines

This event will be of relevance to public servants from government Departments, Local Authorities, Approved Housing Bodies, planning departments, boards of governance, legal advisors, procurement, and policy officers directly involved in the management, development or disposal of public real property and their advisors.

Attendees will benefit from the experiences of others in the public service. There is informal networking time during breaks and speaker presentation material will be made available to attendees for retention of their training records.


9.00  |Opening remarks from Conference ChairJim Power | Conference Chairperson and Economic Analyst9.15  | Review of governments Housing Strategy and Progress Report on Housing for AllDarragh O’Brien TD | Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage 9.40  | Public Land and the Management of large capital projects – Balancing the Political Policy with Legislative requirements.

Mark Varian | Partner & Head of Construction, Projects & PPP, Eversheds Sutherland10.10 | Public Lands Register; Optimising Relevant Public Lands – Developing the Register, obligations and reportingDearbhla Lawson | Head of Strategic Planning, The Land Development Agency10.40 | Questions & Answers10.55 | Coffee Break – Networking11.30 | Mapping the Effectiveness of Planning Gains in the Delivery of Social Homes & The wider Implications for the Housing for All StrategyFiona Dunkin | Policy Manager with Clúid Housing12.00 | Local Authorities & AHB’s – Building Better Partnerships Realising the Cost Benefits of early AHB engagement on Part V Agreements and standardising the Local Authority ApproachMichelle Robinson | Senior Executive Officer | Housing Development | Dublin City Council12.30 | The Planning System in Ireland – Sustainable Development and Planning for the FutureBrendan O’Sullivan | Chartered planner with a civil engineering and urban design background |Director of Planning and Sustainable Development Centre For Planning Education & Research, UCC13.15 | Questions & Answers



Multiple Delegate Discount

3+ Delegates – 5% Discount
5+ Delegates – 10% Discount
10+ Delegates – 15% Discount

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PAI's Social Housing & State-Owned Lands Conference 2022
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