Have your say: a home for all on our Peninsula
Published on 16 February 2022
We all know of someone who has stretched themselves financially; or someone who lives in a sub-standard rental because it was the only option available. Maybe your neighbour was priced out of the area or worse; has become homeless after losing their job?
A housing crisis is affecting our Peninsula community.
In June 2021, our median house price was $1,120,000 and our median rental price was $520 a week. This is higher than the prices in greater Melbourne. We want those in our community feeling this housing stress to be able to access the most basic of needs: a roof over their head.
We’re helping to address this issue though our Affordable Housing Partnership Project.
We’ve released an Expression of Interest (EOI) for housing partners to propose how they’d develop affordable housing on plots of Shire-owned land.
We’re stepping up to play our part by releasing land, we want the State Government to step up too and commit funding through the Big Housing Build which is the largest single investment in social and affordable housing in Australia’s history, our Peninsula desperately needs this investment.
Our project is inviting housing experts to deliver and manage, safe, accessible, and modern homes for affordable housing purposes.
The Shire-owned land parcels we’d like to make available for this project are:
- Adjoining land at 23 McDowell Street and 36 Rosebud Parade, Rosebud.
- Adjoining land at 40 Rosebud Parade and 1 Spray Street, Rosebud.
- Part of the land at 11A Allambi Avenue, Capel Sound.
- The former ambulance station at 81 Victoria Street, Hastings.
- Four plots each with an existing property in Dunns Road, Brent Street, Parwan Crescent and the Nepean Highway, Mornington.
By setting this project in motion we aim to have more options for our community and future generations to have a place to call home.
We want your input on our housing project. There’s still time to have your say. Your feedback will be used to inform Council’s decision-making and will be presented to interested housing partners.
Our community consultation closes on Monday 14 March 2022.
Have your Say
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Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh:
“Housing stress and homelessness are issues every community faces. Many of us will likely know someone who will encounter financial hardship and housing instability at some point in our lives, and additional affordable housing will help address this pervasive issue in our community.”
Quote attributable to Deputy Mayor Councillor Lisa Dixon:
“We’ll continue to advocate for sustainable and affordable housing options for our community that are considered and sympathetic to their surroundings.”
Quote attributable to Triple A Housing Committee member and Nepean Ward Councillor Susan Bissinger:
“By advocating to State Government for funding to ease the housing crisis, we hope to explore avenues that ensure Peninsula appropriate affordable housing options.”