Location: Sydney and regional NSW
Duration: 2017 – 2018
Program Value: $1.56 billion
Roles: Program Manager
The Housing Acceleration Fund (HAF) was created by NSW Government to deliver critical enabling infrastructure to stimulate and accelerate housing development in NSW. HAF is managed by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and was established in 2012 with $181 million in funding.
As part of the NSW Government’s plan to improve housing affordability, the HAF has received a total of $1.56 billion in funding from Restart NSW and the State Capital Program for infrastructure to accelerate housing supply. By working collaboratively with key government stakeholders, local councils and private industry the HAF has provided funding to 27 projects, contributing to the steady increase in housing supply in NSW since 2012, including a record 60,000 homes completed in 2016. 17 of these key infrastructure projects have been completed, creating new opportunities for housing through upgrades to roads in South West priority growth areas and Western Sydney.
The HAF has also contributed to critical water supply and drainage projects for growth in the Hunter, the North Coast and Sydney and power supply projects in Western Sydney. 16 of these key infrastructure projects have been completed, creating new opportunities for housing through upgrades to roads in South West priority growth areas including Camden Valley Way and Richmond Road in Western Sydney.
The HAF has also contributed to critical water supply and drainage projects for growth in the Hunter, the North Coast and Sydney and power supply projects in Western Sydney.
MCE responsibilities included the collation and due diligence review for HAF Round 5 projects from councils and government agencies, ongoing reporting of all HAF projects (Rounds 1 to 4) to the Executive Steering Committee and the DPE Secretary, management of professional consultants and business cases, preparation of internal briefing notes and correspondence, stakeholder consultation, risk monitoring and liaison with Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW Treasury and Infrastructure NSW.
Key Successes and Outcomes
- Creation of a streamlined reporting system to DPE for all stakeholders responsible for project delivery
- Commencement of Executive Steering Committee meetings including creation of governance structure and terms of reference
- Creation of communications strategy and plan for internal and external stakeholders as well as the general public
- Closer relationships and regular communication with NSW Treasury, Infrastructure NSW and Department of Premier and Cabinet