Community invited to help shape Local Housing Strategy

Gunnedah Shire Council

Gunnedah Shire Council is inviting the local community, housing providers, business and industry representatives to have their say in the development of a new Gunnedah Shire Local Housing Strategy.

The wide ranging strategy will identify key priorities, objectives and initiatives for the delivery of affordable housing within the Gunnedah Shire.

Gunnedah Shire Council Director of Planning and Environmental Services Andrew Johns said the Local Housing Strategy will inform strategic planning for residential development for the next 20 years.

“As part of this process, Council has engaged Elton Consulting to conduct a series of consultation sessions in Gunnedah next week and we are extending an invitation for interested parties to attend to help progress the development of this important document,” Mr Johns said.

“In developing this strategy, Council will consider factors including demographics, local land use opportunities, housing supply and demand and how this may change over time, identify areas of cultural, environmental, heritage or local character significance and outline actions to address issues of housing affordability.”

A series of consultations will be held at the Smithurst Theatre, Conadilly Street Gunnedah on Wednesday April 21, 2021 with session times below:

  • Session 1 – General Public: 9am to 10am;
  • Session 2 – Housing Providers/Community Services: 10:30am to 12pm;
  • Session 3 – Business/Developers/Real Estates, Mining/Industry: 1pm to 2:30pm.
/Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here.