** Consultation period closed. **
In response to the State Governments Housing and Homelessness Action Plan 2021-2025, and with the support of the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) and the State Government, Council has developed a draft Local Housing Action Plan (LHAP) to support housing outcomes at a local level. The plan seeks to communicate local housing needs and encourage collaboration across the various levels of government, and is informed by data and input from a range of stakeholders.
The draft plan identifies several focus areas, including short-term worker accommodation, historical lot restrictions, rental property availability and infrastructure limitations that may limit development in some areas. While Council must work within its financial limitations, the draft actions centre around:
- Supporting affordable land availability for dwelling construction,
- Encouraging investment from government, not-for-profit and private sector entities to provide a greater supply of affordable housing and accommodation,
- Undertaking planning activities to ensure future developments are sustainable and well thought-out, and that barriers to development are minimised where possible, and
- Considering options to increase rental property supply in an incredibly tight rental market.
To enable the community to have their say, the draft plan will be advertised for public exhibition, and community feedback is welcome until midnight (AEST), Wednesday 13 December 2023.
You can view the draft Local Housing Action Plan (LHAP) via this link – Draft Local Housing Action Plan. Community members can provide feedback during the public exhibition period by completing the feedback form via the button below.
Please note: Submissions will be managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld). Council reserves the right to edit (for example, remove defamatory material or, where appropriate, de-identify personal or sensitive information), publish or not publish your submission, or any part of your submission, entirely at our discretion. We may use your submission in any related way, this may include for the purposes of thematic analysis, quantitative data analysis, and direct excerpts. We may also use your name and email address to contact you (where provided) if we have follow-up questions or information in relation to your submission.
If you have any questions regarding this community engagement matter, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 696 272. If you require assistance accessing the feedback form, please drop into a local Council Customer Service Centre and seek assistance from one of our friendly staff members.
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