Social Housing Plan - Visions, aims, objectives and targets

Subsection one of Section one of our Social Housing Plan.

The City of Greater Geelong Social Housing Plan seeks to give effect to the aspiration for an inclusive community which cares for the most vulnerable members of that community outlined in the community’s vision for the City, Greater Geelong: A Clever and Creative Future.

Community Vision
Greater Geelong will be internationally recognised as a clever and creative city-region that is forward looking, enterprising and adaptive, and cares for its people and environment (Greater Geelong: A Clever and Creative Future)

Community Aspiration: An inclusive, diverse, healthy and socially connected community.

Success will be achieved by: A variety of affordable options for people to rent or buy a home.
Purpose of Social Housing Plan
The City’s Social Housing Plan reflects the Greater Geelong community values of access to affordable housing and support for vulnerable community members. The Plan provides a framework designed to meet the housing needs of the lowest income households in the community.
Strategies
Consider the suitability of council owned land which is identified as surplus, for social housing Update and complete urban renewal plans for areas of high public housing concentration (Corio, Norlane, and Whittington) Negotiate the inclusion of social housing in all new private developments where rezoning and planning approvals add value to land Maximise State and Commonwealth investment in new Social Housing in the municipality
Social Housing Plan Targets
Increase the supply of social housing from the current 3% to 7% by 2031 (an estimated increase in supply of 6,750 dwellings including the replacement of 750 existing public housing dwellings.)
Increase the supply of social housing from the proposed 7% in 2031 to 10% by 2041 (an estimated further increase in supply of 6,750 dwellings including the replacement of 750 existing public housing dwellings.)
Roles for Council
Leadership Assume a leadership role in advocating for an increase in social housing in public policy and in the local community
Investment Evaluate the suitability of surplus Council land for social housing which leverages significant funding from State and Commonwealth Governments
Partnerships Develop partnership agreements with Commonwealth and State Governments for investment in social housing which expands the supply of social housing in Geelong
Planning Negotiate the inclusion of social housing in all new private developments where rezoning and planning approvals add value to land
Urban Renewal Contribute to continued urban renewal plans for Corio, Norlane and Whittington
Capacity Building Develop the capacity of the City of Greater Geelong to manage the implementation of the Social Housing Plan by establishing essential elements of local infrastructure needed to support an increase in social housing




Page last updated: Thursday, 26 March 2020

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