Tools to build more social and affordable housing

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16.06.2022

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A suite of new resources to help councils, landowners, developers, and Community Housing Organisations work together to deliver more social and affordable housing was officially launched today by the Minister for Housing, Minister for Planning, the Hon. Richard Wynne.

The two detailed reports, tools, and templates produced by the Community Housing Industry Association of Victoria in partnership with the Municipal Association of Victoria examine the options, models, and mechanisms available to increase the supply of social and affordable housing either on council land or through the planning system.

Options for delivering Affordable Housing on council land and Options for Delivering Affordable Housing through the Planning System will help each stakeholder work through which option best suits their needs and understand the implications of their choice of project partners.

Homes Victoria supported the production of these resources through the Community Housing Sector Development Fund.

The full suite of council land resources can be downloaded here.

The full suite of planning system resources can be downloaded here.

Quotes attributable to CHIA Vic CEO Sarah Toohey:

“Housing is a critical building block of our communities, and Councils, the Community Housing Sector and developers have long worked closely together to integrate social and affordable housing into that housing mix to support diverse communities.”

“This suite of new resources and tools will help us collectively to navigate and negotiate delivery now and into the future because the demand for social and affordable housing goes beyond the Big Housing Build.”

“Ongoing and enduring partnerships between local government, state government, the community housing sector and of course now the Federal Government will be essential to house diverse communities across the state, including people on low incomes to key workers.”

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Sue Masters

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