PAI’s State Lands and Social Housing Conference ensures that our clients are kept up to date on the latest insights, trends, and solutions for public sector professionals across the Irish Housing and State Owned Lands Sector for the year ahead.
Public Affairs Ireland’s State Lands and Social Housing Conference took place on Wednesday, the 25th of May via the institution’s Virtual Classroom Platform.
This year focused on Standardising the Approach, Mapping the Objectives and Delivering on the Strategy for Government.
With housing hitting headlines daily and the housing crises in emergency status, PAI placed a spotlight the progress made to date and assess how housing policy measures up on the course to achieve targets for government. Through our industry expert speakers, our conference provides an in-depth analysis of the key driving forces and current affairs impacting on strategies, policies and programmes within.
Over 70 attendees from 43 organisations including 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 joined the conference on the day.
Take a look at our 2022 conference below:
“We need well built, sustainable housing suitable for all. Housing for All Strategy is the most ambitious housing plan since the history of the State. The aim is for everyone’s housing needs, whether it be social housing, or privately owned homes to be counted for.”
– Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD
The presentation detailed that the long period of low inflation is now over, and that now it is essential to manage volatility when it comes to price inflation and supply chain delays.
He discussed how to navigate both existing contracts and the creation of new contracts, and noted that the period of time that pricing that construction firms can offer is growing shorter and shorter, which poses difficulties in the creation of fixed term contracts.
There was also a detailed discussion on the optimisation of relevant public lands, and the LDAs short and long term delivery focus.
The presentation touched on developing the register for these projects, obligations and reporting.
The presentation was then followed by a Q&A session and coffee break. Breakout rooms were established for networking purposes, and attendees were highly engaged in discussion regarding previous presentations.