Help close the Peninsula housing gap

Published on 24 October 2018

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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. 

The Draft Triple A Housing Plan, Draft Social and Affordable Housing Policy, 2018 and Draft Rooming House Policy, 2018 are currently on public exhibition until Friday 14 December 2018.

The goal of these policies is to develop strategies to address gaps in the housing market.

Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said the policies will also 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.

“We want community feedback to update these housing policies to ensure they continue to meet the needs of our community”.

Council’s representative for the Triple A Housing Committee and Seawinds Ward Councillor Simon Brooks said “in 2016/2017 there were approximately 2,000 requests for homelessness services on the Peninsula.

“Council 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. 

To provide feedback, visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay or drop in to a community workshop.

HAVE YOUR SAY
Community consultation is currently open and closes 5pm Friday 14 December 2018.

Online:
mornpen.vic.gov.au/haveyoursay
Surveys will also be available to complete in hard copy at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville.

In person:
Draft Triple A Housing Plan Community Workshop
Monday 26 November 10.30am – 12.30pm
The Studio @PCT, 91 Wilsons Rd, Mornington

Other times, by appointment at the Shire Office, 21 Marine Parade Hastings

Email: 
Email your submission to: haveyoursay@mornpen.vic.gov.au with the subject line ‘Mornington Peninsula Housing Policies’.

Post:
Attention: Family Services and Community Planning
Re: Mornington Peninsula Housing Policies
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Private Bag 1000
Rosebud, Victoria, 3939

PICTURE CAPTION:

Mornington Peninsula Shire Seawinds Ward Councillor Frank Martin with Judy Cooper, former chair of the Mornington Peninsula Housing Network at the Shire’s Fair Deal Housing and Wellbeing Expo held last week offering community members in need vital information and support.