Australasian Housing Institute

Matthew Torney

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About Urban Communities

Matthew is the Acting CEO at Urban Communities, one of Australia’s leading placemakers and an innovative community housing provider Victoria and South Australia. Urban Communities’ approach emphasises the value of mixed-tenure in building strong, diverse neighbourhoods.

About Matthew

Matthew has been with Urban Communities since January 2014. Prior to joining Urban Communities, Matthew was a public policy consultant and social researcher. He spent more than 8 years as a social policy consultant, focusing on strategy and policy development for governments and not-for-profit organisations. During that time, his particular expertise was in helping governments, businesses and communities to identify and work towards shared outcomes.

Before becoming a consultant, Matthew advised the Victorian Government Department of Premier and Cabinet on social policy and was as a strategy advisor for one of Australia’s largest corporations.