Draft Housing Strategy

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The Draft Housing Strategy is a plan to provide high-quality homes to all residents of Bellingen Shire and to make sure housing meets the needs and desires of our community. A Housing Strategy will guide development, decision-making and infrastructure priorities for the next 20 years.

Thank you to all those who provided feedback during the recent public exhibition of the Draft Housing Strategy during September and October of 2019. We received over 100 responses from the community and over 1800 comments which we have been carefully analysing to see whether you think we are on the right track, and to determine if we need to make any changes to the final strategy. We will publish the outcomes of the engagement in a Community Engagement Report.

Due to the cancellation of the December 2019 meeting of Council we now intend to present the final strategy to Council, for adoption, at the 29 January 2020 meeting of Council.




The Draft Housing Strategy is a plan to provide high-quality homes to all residents of Bellingen Shire and to make sure housing meets the needs and desires of our community. A Housing Strategy will guide development, decision-making and infrastructure priorities for the next 20 years.

Thank you to all those who provided feedback during the recent public exhibition of the Draft Housing Strategy during September and October of 2019. We received over 100 responses from the community and over 1800 comments which we have been carefully analysing to see whether you think we are on the right track, and to determine if we need to make any changes to the final strategy. We will publish the outcomes of the engagement in a Community Engagement Report.

Due to the cancellation of the December 2019 meeting of Council we now intend to present the final strategy to Council, for adoption, at the 29 January 2020 meeting of Council.




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Housing Map: Your comments

8 months

The Draft Housing Strategy for Bellingen Shire discusses where we are planning for more housing.

You can be involved in this conversation by identifying where you think we should build more houses and where we may need to upgrade infrastructure.

Instructions - 2 easy steps to add your comment to the map

Step 1

Click on "Add Pin" in the legend on the left of the screen.

  • Use the Green Pin "New Housing"to show where you think new homes could be provided.
  • Use the Red Pin "Restrict Housing" to show places that you think should be protected (e.g. for...

The Draft Housing Strategy for Bellingen Shire discusses where we are planning for more housing.

You can be involved in this conversation by identifying where you think we should build more houses and where we may need to upgrade infrastructure.

Instructions - 2 easy steps to add your comment to the map

Step 1

Click on "Add Pin" in the legend on the left of the screen.

  • Use the Green Pin "New Housing"to show where you think new homes could be provided.
  • Use the Red Pin "Restrict Housing" to show places that you think should be protected (e.g. for environmental values, for farmland etc.).
  • Use the Yellow Pin "Infrastructure"  to highlight where you think infrastructure needs to be upgraded or provided to facilitate more homes.

Step 2

Navigate to area of interest and drag the pin to the location on the map. Add a short comment explaining your choice.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded