New Wollongong Housing Strategy for Council

March 2, 2023 6:59 am in by


Wollongong City Council has adopted its new Wollongong Housing Strategy.

The important document focusses on delivering better housing opportunities for our community through the areas Council can influence – planning controls, development contributions, fees and charges and education and advocacy.

“Housing is a basic necessity – everyone should be able to have a roof over their heads and a safe place to live,’’ Wollongong City Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery said.

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“Council has a role to play in meeting the housing needs of our community and we’re able to support and facilitate housing opportunities through our city’s planning controls, how we collect money from developers and through the conversations we have with various stakeholders including other levels of government.

“Having a robust strategy around this is important because it provides Council with a way forward. Such a strategy sets out an agreed path which we can use to guide our decisions and advocacy.’’

The updated document replaces an earlier strategy and was developed to address a range of housing issues including housing supply and demand, emergency housing, social housing, housing for people with disability and affordable housing.

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