Draft Social Housing Plan

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Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the draft Social Housing Plan. Submission have now closed.  

A draft Surf Coast Shire Social Housing plan has been developed as a part of the G21 Region Social Housing Project. The draft plan outlines the need for social housing, and positions Council to shape the Victorian Government's Big Housing Build spend in the Shire. At least $20 million has been committed to increase the provision of social housing in the Surf Coast as a part of this Victorian Government initiative. 

View the draft Social Housing Plan(PDF, 2MB)

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Project Background

Surf Coast Shire is a member of the G21 Region Social Housing Project. This Project seeks to develop a positive, region wide blueprint for:

  • Driving economic recovery – post pandemic
  • Building jobs for local people
  • Addressing disadvantage by reducing levels of rental stress for people living on low and very low incomes.

The project is built on the City of Greater Geelong’s Social Housing Plan 2020-41 and G21, via a philanthropically-funded project officer, has been assisting the other four councils in the region to develop their own plans. The project positions Council to work with the Victorian State Government on the Big Housing Build which will inject $5.3b into the Victorian economy to build and upgrade social housing right across our state.

The draft Surf Coast Shire Social Housing Plan was prepared by the G21 Social Housing Project Manager, with assistance from Council officers.