Horsham and Natimuk Housing Strategy

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Background

On 26 June 2021, Council resolved to prepare a Housing Strategy to address Horsham’s housing pressures in terms of the availability of diverse and affordable housing.

On 7 October 2022, Council was successful in obtaining a State Government grant to help fund the preparation of the Housing Strategy.

Why a Housing Strategy?

To address the challenges of meeting housing needs, Council is undertaking a Housing Strategy. The Housing Strategy will be a 15+ year plan to manage housing growth and change across all residential areas in Horsham and Natimuk. This strategy also provides the basis to review residential zones across Horsham and identify preferred locations for medium density housing and infill development.

A Neighbourhood Character Study will also be prepared involving an assessment of neighbourhood character in Horsham and Natimuk’s residential areas. It will be used to guide future residential development by ensuring existing elements and special features that contribute to Horsham and Natimuk’s unique sense of place are addressed.

Council will work with the community to develop a first draft through a series of consultation events and platforms.

The first step is obtaining a better understanding of:

  • how our community lives
  • changes to population
  • changes to housing needs
  • what our community values
  • current and upcoming housing challenges

Explore the Housing Story for Horsham Rural City

Horsham Rural City Council now has access to Community housing.id monitor.

Housing.id is a dedicated online resource tailored to individual Local Government Areas (LGAs) to assist in shaping and providing information on the community's housing requirements, as well as keeping track of advancements in alignment with strategic planning objectives.

Housing.id also assists Council in making informed evidence-based decisions and these decisions play an important role in delivering affordable and appropriate housing options for our community. Please click the button below to explore.

Horsham Housing.id

Background

On 26 June 2021, Council resolved to prepare a Housing Strategy to address Horsham’s housing pressures in terms of the availability of diverse and affordable housing.

On 7 October 2022, Council was successful in obtaining a State Government grant to help fund the preparation of the Housing Strategy.

Why a Housing Strategy?

To address the challenges of meeting housing needs, Council is undertaking a Housing Strategy. The Housing Strategy will be a 15+ year plan to manage housing growth and change across all residential areas in Horsham and Natimuk. This strategy also provides the basis to review residential zones across Horsham and identify preferred locations for medium density housing and infill development.

A Neighbourhood Character Study will also be prepared involving an assessment of neighbourhood character in Horsham and Natimuk’s residential areas. It will be used to guide future residential development by ensuring existing elements and special features that contribute to Horsham and Natimuk’s unique sense of place are addressed.

Council will work with the community to develop a first draft through a series of consultation events and platforms.

The first step is obtaining a better understanding of:

  • how our community lives
  • changes to population
  • changes to housing needs
  • what our community values
  • current and upcoming housing challenges

Explore the Housing Story for Horsham Rural City

Horsham Rural City Council now has access to Community housing.id monitor.

Housing.id is a dedicated online resource tailored to individual Local Government Areas (LGAs) to assist in shaping and providing information on the community's housing requirements, as well as keeping track of advancements in alignment with strategic planning objectives.

Housing.id also assists Council in making informed evidence-based decisions and these decisions play an important role in delivering affordable and appropriate housing options for our community. Please click the button below to explore.

Horsham Housing.id

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