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Local Housing Strategies

A suitable range of housing is vital to enable all localities to function and prosper. 

All councils face the challenge of responding to community demands for suitable and affordable housing.  While councils are not solely responsible for housing provision, they can play a key role in facilitating better housing outcomes for their local areas.

Local Housing Strategies help councils to identify and achieve housing outcomes responsive to the diverse needs of local communities.  

A soundly based Local Housing Strategy will benefit a slower growth area with a mismatch between housing needs and available housing, just as a locally based strategy will be vital for an area undergoing rapid change struggling to maintain affordable housing opportunities.  The challenges in meeting evolving needs may differ, but they are no less significant. 

Need Assistance Preparing a Local Housing Strategy 
or Responding to Housing Issues? 

Urbanista can help councils and others through all steps involved in assessing needs, understanding local conditions and in preparing evidence based local housing strategies. 

In our work developing the Local Government Housing Kit and in preparing housing strategies, we draw on our team’s specialist skills, knowledge and extensive experience in analysis and strategy development for optimising housing outcomes. 

Our capabilities include research, demand and capacity analysis, spatial planning, development feasibility and affordable housing policy and strategy. 

Ways Councils can Influence Housing Outcomes

There are many steps councils can take to influence the provision of suitable, affordable and diverse housing.  As well as utilising core powers in land-use planning, infrastructure planning and service provision, councils can pursue their vision by working with local businesses and organisations to facilitate the provision of housing which is undersupplied, to attract external resources and to advocate for better outcomes.

Housing Projects


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