Housing Policies

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council is reviewing three of its housing policies and invites the community to share your feedback on how we can all do more to close the housing gap. 


 are currently on public exhibition until Friday 18 January 2019.

The goal of these policies is to develop strategies to address gaps in the housing market and assist Council to advocate for and facilitate sustainable housing options for the community.

Addressing issues of homelessness and housing stress having regard to related matters of people’s health, social isolation, poverty, food insecurity and sense of community security.

In 2016/2017 there were approximately 2,000 requests for homelessness services on the Peninsula.  The Shire has an important role to play in facilitating social housing and will actively work to develop strategies to address gaps in the housing market.  In June 2018 the Victorian Housing Register, the centralised social housing waiting list for the Bayside/Peninsula recorded 1,941 applicants with 895 being high priority. 

Background documents and further information:

Have Your Say

Community consultation closed 5pm Friday 18 January 2019.


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