Thursday, August 17, 2017
A council planning permit is not required for the facility proposed on South Road in Brighton East as community care units are exempt from planning permits under the Bayside Planning Scheme.
Council urges the state government to engage in a more clear and meaningful way with local residents to better inform them about the program and to respond to reasonable queries about the South Road facility, its purpose and operation.
Council recognises it is the intention of Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to provide needed social infrastructure to break the cycle of homelessness.
Homelessness and housing affordability are important issues for our whole community and our Council Plan specifically supports increases to social housing stock in Bayside.
Council understands there will be appropriate management for the site and that support for its successful operation is to be provided by DHHS including 24 hour on-site staffing.
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