Australasian Housing Institute

Bernie Coates

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Bernie CoatesBernie Coates has qualifications in Architecture and Town Planning and a long history of involvement in social and community housing, urban development and community renewal. 

For the last 10 years, he was the Director, Community Renewal, Renewal, NSW Land and Housing Corporation, where he led Community Renewal teams responsible for all the ‘people’ aspects of social housing estate renewal projects. This spans community engagement, communications and service delivery. 

He has previously been the Executive Officer of the Aboriginal Housing Board of SA, Chair of the SA Community Housing Authority and Manager of the Building Better Cities Program in South Australia. He has worked in Local Government, been a local government elected member and worked in the non-Government health sector. 

He is currently a research fellow with the UNSW City Futures Research Centre.