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The Local Government Housing Kit  

To assist in the preparation of Local Housing Strategies, Urbanista has prepared a comprehensive new Local Government Housing Kit for the Department of Communities and Justice.  

The Kit is a comprehensive resource and guide to help anyone navigating the planning challenges and opportunities for improving the housing situation at the local level. 

Offering both regional and metropolitan perspectives, the Kit provides practical advice for councils, community housing providers, peak bodies and others on how to use the full range of their powers and influence to encourage better housing outcomes for local communities.  All aspects of developing local housing strategies are covered in the Kit, including formulating policies and strategies, delivering affordable housing and assessing financial viability. 

The Kit is divided into five discrete modules, allowing users to focus on the parts that are most relevant to their requirements and levels of experience:


Complete Kit


Module 1: Addressing Housing Needs - Context, Roles, and Issues 

Module 2: Preparing and Implementing a Local Housing Strategy

Module 3: Building an Evidence Base

Module 4: Financial Feasibility Assessment

The Community and Justice website provides further information and downloadable copies of the kit:

Specialist services:

Urbanista can provide specialist consultation in how to use the Kit and how its principles can be applied in your specific context. Our consultants can advise on developing responses and strategies that are clear, evidence based, prioritised, practical and tailored to address the emerging short, medium and longer term housing issues in your local area. 

We also offer specialist training courses. 



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