Twice each year, Q Shelter hosts our Regional Representatives from our state-wide network over two days to discuss place-based housing and homelessness challenges, and opportunities specific to their regions. These discussions are then recorded in a communique, which we present to the Queensland Government.
In June 2023, Q Shelter welcomed 43 delegates from a record 19 regions across Queensland, with Gympie, Gladstone and Mount Isa represented for the first time, and additional representation from Central Queensland.
- Regional representatives from housing and homelessness networks across the state
- Service Integration Initiative (SII) coordinators
- Queensland housing peak partners
- Representatives from the Housing Older Women Movement (HOW M), Brisbane City Council, South Burnett Regional Council and the Red Cross.
View the attendees list to find out who attended this event.
Communiques from the forum
A key document produced at the forum is a Communique, sent from forum delegates to the Department of Housing. This communique is developed throughout the first day of engagement to clearly communicate the key issues and concerns facing the sector across the state. The state-wide network of Regional Representatives is supported by Q Shelter and demonstrates our long history of supporting place-based approaches to addressing homelessness and housing need.
Regional delegates have been part of Q Shelter’s structure for more than 30 years, and it is an important network for engagement and policy development, and as a platform to amplify new initiatives and regional priority actions.
The communique document serves to support the Department dialogue session on the second day of the forum, and supports the ongoing advocacy work that we progress as a sector, as we work to improve the delivery of housing and homelessness services across the state.
You are welcome to review a copy of the communique that was drafted on 20 June 2023.
The regional forum provides an important opportunity to strengthen networks and make important connections across our large state. We hope this communique demonstrates how we are working together to promote our sector.
Presentations for some of the sessions have been linked, click on the session to see the presentation.
|Tuesday, 23 August 2022||Wednesday, 24 August 2022|
|10:00am||Welcome to Country, Louisa Bonner||9:00am||Community Housing Futures Project|
|10:15am||Introduction and ice breaker||9:45am||Showcase: Gympie Recovery Accommodation Park|
|10:30am||Morning workshop session||10:05am||Regional Housing Limited Showcase|
|12:45pm||Afternoon workshop session||11:00am||Communique Session with Department of Housing|
|2:00pm||Communique review session||11:45am||Plenary session|
|2:45pm||Q Shelter updates|
|3:00pm||Active afternoon tea break||12:30pm||Peaks Partnership CEO and Senior Leaders Lunch|
|Service Integration Initiative||3:00pm||Close|
|Future of regional representatives|
|5:00pm||Day 1:Wrap up|
|5:00pm||Peaks Partnership Networking event|
James O’Brien and Vivky Myer from the Department of Housing presented on the Gympie Recovery Accommodation Park.
Gympie Recovery Accommodation Park_QShelter_June 2023
Regional Housing Limited presented their Wide Bay prioritisation process.
Wide Bay Homelessness Response Collaboration Presentation 2023