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Link Wentworth Statement re HAFF – 11 September 2023

Andrew McAnulty, CEO of Link Wentworth, welcomes the news that the Greens and the federal government have come to an agreement to get Labor’s $10 billion housing policy through the senate.

“We are really keen at Link Wentworth to work with government and the private sector to help deliver more homes, to help improve the planning system, streamline processes, develop long term policy and set the groundwork to deliver a pipeline of good quality social and affordable housing in the years to come.

“As not-for-profit organisations that reinvest surpluses back into housing stock for low-income residents, community housing providers (CHPs) are well positioned—financially, strategically, and ethically—to partner with government and private sector stakeholders, including developers and investors, to increase the supply of social and affordable housing.

“Community housing providers are ideally placed to assist through their ability to borrow, leverage funding from the federal government and manage the delivery of new social and affordable housing developments. Through a clear strategy to layer investment via CHPs, federal and state governments can maximize outcomes and provide more homes for those who need them most.”

About Andrew McAnulty – Chief Executive Officer, Link Wentworth

Andrew is a respected community housing figure, both nationally and internationally. He has delivered social, affordable and largescale urban renewal projects for more than 30 years across Australia and the United Kingdom. Andrew’s experience highlights the innovation and vision required to create cutting edge outcomes for projects which link Government, the private sector and the community housing sector – in order to deliver mixed tenure housing and place based urban renewal outcomes which create places for people to thrive.

About Link Wentworth

As a nationally registered Tier 1 not-for-profit, our purpose is to provide more homes and deliver quality services to enable a brighter future for people facing housing stress and homelessness. From humble and local beginnings in 1984, we now operate six offices, serving 10,000 clients in 6,400 homes.

With strong leadership, commercial management and governance, our organisation has grown through outcomes-focussed mergers and social housing management transfer programs.  As such, agility, innovation, and customer-centricity has become part of our fabric.

Given Link Wentworth’s strong cash position and zero debt, our capacity for asset growth is unmatched. Building on our proven record in negotiating and delivering on management transfers and property portfolio management, we now have an emerging track record in delivering new development projects, in partnership and through innovative means, with over 350 homes in the pipeline over the next three years. Our current unencumbered financial position will enable us to take advantage of high-quality growth opportunities.