2021 HIA National Conference
We have made the extremely difficult decision to not proceed with the HIA National Conference and the face to face Australian Housing Awards which would have been held at the Gold Coast later this month.
We are exceptionally mindful of the safety and wellbeing of delegates, partners and HIA staff, and had to weigh the disappointment that you and other members will feel against the risk of further COVID-related outbreaks and lockdowns closer to the event.
The changing landscape as state border closures, community lockdowns, quarantine periods and social distance restrictions shifted almost on a daily basis over the past week was also considered, as was the potential for added disruption to people’s plans if a decision to not proceed had been left until much closer to the event.
Alternative arrangements for the announcement of the Australian Housing Awards are being made and we will contact those involved in the coming weeks.
We appreciate your understanding and patience as our team works through the logistics and issues that come with cancelling an event of this scale and complexity.
We apologise that the unpredictable COVID situation in which we once again find ourselves has forced HIA to make this decision.