Livable Housing Australia (LHA) has appointed Nick Proud, the Executive
Director of the Residential Development Council to its board.
LHA’s Executive Director Amelia Starr explained that Mr Proud’s presence
on the board will further expand LHA’s influence and engagement with the
residential development sector. According to Ms Starr, Nick’s strong understanding
of the challenges facing the housing industry and the opportunities presented by
livable, lifespan-friendly homes will be invaluable in LHA’s efforts to create
a more livable future for all Australians.
Prior to his appointment at the Residential Development Council in
February 2014, Mr Proud held technical and policy roles in a variety of
organisations including the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills
Council and the Housing Industry Association.
Mr Proud commended the work already undertaken by LHA to establish a
nationally-consistent approach to livable design, including the development and
application of the Livable Housing Design Guidelines and quality mark
Observing that the industry has many great examples of livable housing, he
added that LHA’s challenge, and opportunity, is to focus on the livable housing
product that can be achieved in the absence of regulation.