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Amendment supports affordable housing

Amendment C184bays that introduces new Planning Policy into the Bayside Planning Scheme to implement the themes and actions of our Affordable Housing Strategy has been adopted by Council.

Mayor Cr El Mouallem said the amendment is the first step towards realising Bayside’s goal of increasing the supply of appropriate and accessible affordable housing in the municipality.

“Rising housing prices affect our community in different ways, particularly in the current economic reality of the rising costs of living,” Cr El Mouallem said.

“We’re actively working towards solutions that match our unique challenges,” he said.

Our affordable housing strategy provides guidance to Council’s response to its diverse communities’ need for affordable housing.

It proposes a suite of actions that can broadly be grouped into the following themes:

  • • advocacy;
  • • partnerships;
  • • direct intervention and support; and
  • • through its planning functions through the Bayside Planning Scheme.

Amendment C184bays will now be submitted to the Minster of Planning for Approval in accordance with Section 31 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

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