Community invited to have their say

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Greater Shepparton City Council has released the Draft Greater Shepparton Affordable Housing Strategy for public comment over the next six weeks.

The Strategy recognises Council’s role as land-use planning authority, to support negotiation of agreements with landowners and developers to provide affordable housing as part of residential developments. It also explores broader actions Council could take to address Affordable Housing needs and support future housing affordability by demonstrating leadership, advocating for funding, and undertaking community development to support positive social outcomes.

Mayor Cr Kim O’Keeffe said Council are hoping the see a similar broad range of responses to the Strategy from across the community.

“A lack of appropriate and affordable housing affects everyone in Greater Shepparton in different ways. Council needs information and feedback from the community to ensure we are focusing our attention where it is needed, and using our resources in the most efficient ways,” Cr O’Keeffe said.

To have your say, visit www.greatershepparton.com.au/council/consultation/draft-affordable-housing-strategy, email [email protected] or send to Greater Shepparton City Council, Locked Bag 1000, Shepparton VIC 3632. Submissions will close on Monday, December 2, 2019.