Sandra Brewer - Exec Director Property Council - DENSITY, DIVERSITY & THE NEW AUSTRALIAN DREAM
From: Wednesday July 17, 2019, 7:00 am
To: Wednesday July 17, 2019, 8:30 am
I’m Sandra Brewer. I’m passionate about the potential for Western Australia and the future of Perth. I’m the Executive Director for the Property Council of WA.
I am proud to represent the interests of the largest single industry in Australia, accounting for 11.5% of GDP, and employing 1.1 million Australians, more than mining and manufacturing combined.
I’m an experienced communications specialist, with a professional career background in strategic marketing. I have an ability to understand how strong ideas and effective campaigns can influence opinions and outcomes. These skills will be invaluable in achieving the goals of the Property Council and our members.
I also believe that leaders should be driven to create change beyond the four walls of an organisation, which is why I have volunteered for many years in political and industry bodies.
DENSITY, DIVERSITY AND THE NEW AUSTRALIAN DREAM
Fear and concern triggered by the D-word, density, has prompted the Property Council to commission research to find out what the community needs and wants. The report, It Takes a Village: Density, diversity and the new Australian dream, found many Perth residents not only value the benefits of density but want positive quality-of-life spinoffs of density including safety, being able to easily get around, a sense of community and affordability.
Property Council WA Executive Director Sandra Brewer says that Governments of all persuasions know that more quality urban infill in Perth is crucial to making housing affordable for future generations. But despite leadership from state governments and the property industry, many people in the community are uncertain about or downright hostile to increasing density in our suburbs. She believes it’s crucial to turn the conversation around because well-designed, integrated medium-density development met the needs of existing communities.
Sandra will share the findings of this research and explain how urban density could improve amenity for residents, giving a compelling answer to the question: "What's in it for me?"
VenueMatilda Bay Restaurant
Australia Drive, Nedlands WA 6009