Access Housing tenants to lead discussion at WA Tenancy Conference 2019

18 Mar 2019

Access Housing tenants and staff will take part in a panel discussion about co-designing Tenant Advisory Groups at the WA Tenancy Conference 2019.

The Getting it Right: Co-designing Tenant Advisory Groups session will be on day one of the 4-5 April conference and will see tenants provide an overview of their experiences co-designing a Tenant Advisory Group to enable all Access Housing tenants to have a voice.

Tenants and Access Housing staff have recently finalised a draft Terms of Reference for a new tenant-led group called the Access Housing Advisory Committee of Tenants (ACT). The draft purpose of the Access Housing ACT is to be a representative and accountable voice for tenants and provide a platform for communication between Access Housing and our tenant community.

The Access Housing ACT with Access Housing Practice Consultant Alison Paterson (second from right).

The Access Housing ACT will provide feedback to Access Housing on behalf of tenants regarding new and existing policies and procedures and provide a way for tenants to have their say.

Joining tenants on the Getting it Right: Co-designing Tenant Advisory Groups panel will be Alison Paterson and Amy Kidner from Access Housing’s Tenant Support and Capacity Building team. Alison and Amy have worked with tenants to co-design the Access Housing ACT.

The WA Tenancy Conference 2019 is a key event for anyone who cares about the right to safe and secure housing and is convened by Tenancy WA Inc. The conference welcomes professionals from the government, private and community sectors, along with people with personal lived experience of residential tenancy.

Tenancy WA Inc. is an independent not-for-profit specialist community legal centre that provide free legal services to residential tenants across Western Australia. Tenancy WA Inc also provides information, support, resources, training, networking opportunities and hosts annual conferences for members of the Tenancy Network from across WA.

For more information about the WA Tenancy Conference 2019, please visit