Council’s draft Affordable Housing Strategy on public exhibition

Published on 14 December 2022

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Council has prepared a draft Affordable Housing Strategy that is open for comment until the end of February 2023.

“We know that access to affordable housing has become increasingly difficult across the country and in our own community over the last few years,” said Mayor Kenrick Winchester.

“In 2016, 2,200 very low, low, and moderate income households were in housing stress in our LGA. By 2041, this is projected to grow by 1,575 households to a total of 3,775 households in housing stress.

“The draft Affordable Housing Strategy offers 17 potential strategies that range from ‘interventionalist’ to more ‘market led’ options that can help us address the community’s housing affordability concerns.

“The strategy is written to start the conversation with the community, so we are looking forward to hearing your feedback.”

The draft strategy and its background material explain the need for affordable housing in the LGA based on a range of socio-economic data, the planning, funding and policy environment relevant to the delivery of affordable housing in NSW, and the details of stakeholder consultation that helped in developing the draft strategy.

When the public exhibition period finishes, a further report will be presented to Council in March 2023 with the outcomes of the community’s feedback and details of strategy costs.

The report will include advice on the suitability of the various strategies and how they may be best implemented in the future. 

You can view the strategy and have your say on our Your Voice website -