Social and Affordable Housing Strategy adopted

Published: 19 February 2019

Cardinia Shire Council last night adopted its Social and Affordable Housing Strategy.

As one of the seven policy domains in Cardinia Shire’s Liveability Plan 2017-29, developed in collaboration with the community, ‘housing’ is crucial to achieving the overarching goal of a ‘liveable, resilient community where the environment flourishes and residents are healthy, included and connected’.

Cardinia Shire Mayor Councillor Graeme Moore said the strategy reflects Council’s commitment to building a liveable community where residents have access to safe, affordable and secure housing.

“The strategy aims to ensure our shire includes diverse, high quality, sustainable and affordable housing that is responsive to the needs of a growing and diverse community,” said Cr Moore.

“The strategy identifies the social and affordable housing needs in Cardinia Shire, provides a framework to facilitate an increase in the supply of affordable housing, looks at ways to support housing diversity to respond to needs within our community, and responds to recent legislative changes in The Planning and Environment Act 1987.”

The strategy is available for viewing online at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/affordablehousing