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Kyloring Housing Co-operative - Getting It Built Workshop

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Event description

The ‘Getting it Built’ workshop is key to the successful development of community-led housing projects. It provides focus to the group’s time and energy, and aids in moving a project past initial feasibility to getting the required commitment and buy-in from a group of community members, investors, project developers and other professionals. This is an efficient and necessary step for the integration of the project budget and financing, the design and development, and the community building and sales required for a successful project. The workshop will focus on best-practices and hands-on lessons. It will particularly assist the Kyloring Housing Co-operative to take their planning to the next level.

Workshop Program

The Getting-It-Built Workshop provides a clear overview of the co-operative housing development process, covering development strategies, timelines, financing options, raising the money, working together, and outreach and recruitment to give the group the tools to effectively plan the next steps. The workshop will cover:

The Development Process

  • An overview of the development process, from initial meetings to moving in.
  • Forming and organizing a group, working together, and issues to address early in the process.
  • Development Scenarios – the group’s role, consultant’s roles, and options for finding and working with a developer.

The Technical Issues

  • Money – getting money in and getting money out.
  • Financing options, ownership structures and financial realities. (What will it cost?)
  • Designing for community – design issues.

Working Together

  • How does the group organize to make decisions effectively?
  • Getting along – the dynamics of group interaction and reaching your potential.

What Next?

  • Am I ready? What do we do now? Next steps.
  • Your role, the group’s role, and the role of professionals.

Register / More Info

To register for this 2-day workshop click on 'Get Tickets'. 

The early bird price is available until 21 days before the workshop. 

The workshop fee includes workshop materials, lunch both days and light refreshments throughout the weekend.

Contact Co-operation Housing for more information – Email or Phone 08 9336 5045.

About the Organisers

This full-weekend workshop is hosted by Co-operation Housing and will be facilitated by Gina Price from The Sociocracy Consulting Group. It was created with support from Katie McCamant from Cohousing Solutions.   

Co-operation Housing is the umbrella organisation for housing co-operatives in Western Australia. The organisation was established in 2010 to support and grow Western Australia’s housing co-operative sector. Our members are existing housing co-operatives.

Gina Price is certified as a consultant in the Sociocratic Circle Method and has been training communities for over 12 years. She is a founding member of The Sociocracy Consulting Group and has worked with businesses, communities and schools in Australia, and North and South America. She is a Board member of two sociocratic organisations including Narara Ecovillage Co-operative, NSW.

Katie McCamant is the Director of Cohousing Solutions.  Her experience is grounded in three decades of involvement in the cohousing sector and the successful completion of over fifty socially vibrant and environmentally sustainable communities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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