Council to begin the conversation about housing

Date

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

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Central Coast Council is encouraging the community to contribute to discussions on housing across the Central Coast, with community consultation on the Central Coast Local Housing Strategy Discussion Paper now open. 

Council Administrator, Rik Hart said housing is a hot topic on the Central Coast.

“Record sale prices are being achieved right across the Coast at the moment, while the availability of rental properties remains at an all-time low,” Mr Hart said.

“With clear housing projections set out in the Central Coast Regional Plan – 41,500 additional homes by 2036 – it’s imperative that we adequately plan for a range of housing types and densities in different locations so that we have something to offer the diverse requirements of our community.

“The discussion paper is intended to bring together key concepts from the evidence base report and act as a prompt to guide discussion around the future of housing on the Central Coast. The feedback on the discussion paper will assist Council in developing the Central Coast Housing Strategy.

“Once developed, the Housing Strategy will link with the housing objectives and targets set out in the Central Coast Regional Plan and will detail how and where housing should be provided in consideration of a range of factors including supply and demand.”

The development of this Housing Strategy is a key action in both our Local Strategic Planning Statement and the Affordable Housing Strategy. 

“This discussion paper is a starting point for these important conversations, and I would encourage everyone to get involved and help shape the future of housing on the Central Coast,” Mr Hart said.

Community members can view the discussion paper and have their say until 28 February 2022 by visiting yourvoiceourcoast.com/housing.

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Last updated : Tue 25 Jan 2022