Draft Housing Strategy

About the project

Stonnington City Council is preparing a new housing strategy. The aim of the strategy is to provide a framework to guide decisions and manage Stonnington’s future housing. The strategy will look at:

  • how many new dwellings are required
  • what types of dwellings are needed
  • where new housing should be located, and
  • other issues such as what infrastructure is needed to support growth.

The housing strategy will influence the choice of housing available to current and future residents - to make sure that new housing is delivered in a way that enhances Stonnington’s character and liveability.

It will also set out a plan to make sure housing meets the needs of everyone in our community, including young people, families, older people and vulnerable communities.

Developing the strategy

We are developing the strategy in stages, including two stages of community consultation:

  • council identifies issues and opportunities drawing from an analysis of population forecasts, development trends, local and State Government policy, and feedback from council officers, Councillors and State Government service providers (2018)
  • community engagement to inform drafting of strategy (early-mid 2019)
  • draft housing strategy (mid-late 2019)
  • community engagement on draft strategy (early 2020)
  • final housing strategy (mid 2020)

Get involved

We want to hear from as many people as possible so we encourage you to get involved. There are many ways to get involved:

  • Community Panel
  • Online Survey
  • Drop -in Sessions

Please see below for more details on how to get involved.

About the project

Stonnington City Council is preparing a new housing strategy. The aim of the strategy is to provide a framework to guide decisions and manage Stonnington’s future housing. The strategy will look at:

  • how many new dwellings are required
  • what types of dwellings are needed
  • where new housing should be located, and
  • other issues such as what infrastructure is needed to support growth.

The housing strategy will influence the choice of housing available to current and future residents - to make sure that new housing is delivered in a way that enhances Stonnington’s character and liveability.

It will also set out a plan to make sure housing meets the needs of everyone in our community, including young people, families, older people and vulnerable communities.

Developing the strategy

We are developing the strategy in stages, including two stages of community consultation:

  • council identifies issues and opportunities drawing from an analysis of population forecasts, development trends, local and State Government policy, and feedback from council officers, Councillors and State Government service providers (2018)
  • community engagement to inform drafting of strategy (early-mid 2019)
  • draft housing strategy (mid-late 2019)
  • community engagement on draft strategy (early 2020)
  • final housing strategy (mid 2020)

Get involved

We want to hear from as many people as possible so we encourage you to get involved. There are many ways to get involved:

  • Community Panel
  • Online Survey
  • Drop -in Sessions

Please see below for more details on how to get involved.

  • Community Panel

    27 days ago

    Register your interest to be a part of the ‘community panel', which will be made up of around 40 residents that represent our diverse community.

    It’s important the panel represents the diversity of our community, including families, singles, home-owners, renters, share-households, business owners, future residents and people who live or work here.

    Working together, the panel will explore issues and opportunities and provide recommendations to Council to guide the direction of the housing strategy.

    To be considered as part of the community panel, participants must be available to attend all four community panel workshops. This is important as each workshop builds on the knowledge and expertise gained from the previous workshop. Meals will be provided, and if you attend all workshops you will receive $250 in recognition of your time and to cover any costs associated with participating.

    Participants must be available to attend all four community panel workshops, which are scheduled for:

    • Saturday 4 May (half-day session - mid morning start)
    • Thursday 9 May (evening session)
    • Saturday 18 May (half-day session - mid morning start)
    • Wednesday 22 May (evening session)

    If you are available to attend the workshops and would like to take part, register your interest here by Friday 5 April

    Panel members will be independently chosen to achieve a representative mix of the Stonnington population. After expressions of interest close we will contact everyone who registered to let them know the outcomes of the panel selection.

    Register your interest to be a part of the ‘community panel', which will be made up of around 40 residents that represent our diverse community.

    It’s important the panel represents the diversity of our community, including families, singles, home-owners, renters, share-households, business owners, future residents and people who live or work here.

    Working together, the panel will explore issues and opportunities and provide recommendations to Council to guide the direction of the housing strategy.

    To be considered as part of the community panel, participants must be available to attend all four community panel workshops. This is important as each workshop builds on the knowledge and expertise gained from the previous workshop. Meals will be provided, and if you attend all workshops you will receive $250 in recognition of your time and to cover any costs associated with participating.

    Participants must be available to attend all four community panel workshops, which are scheduled for:

    • Saturday 4 May (half-day session - mid morning start)
    • Thursday 9 May (evening session)
    • Saturday 18 May (half-day session - mid morning start)
    • Wednesday 22 May (evening session)

    If you are available to attend the workshops and would like to take part, register your interest here by Friday 5 April

    Panel members will be independently chosen to achieve a representative mix of the Stonnington population. After expressions of interest close we will contact everyone who registered to let them know the outcomes of the panel selection.

  • Online Survey

    about 1 month ago

    Share your insights and ideas about housing in Stonnington in our online survey.

    Click here to complete the survey.

    The survey will be available 1 March 2019 to 26 May 2019.

    Share your insights and ideas about housing in Stonnington in our online survey.

    Click here to complete the survey.

    The survey will be available 1 March 2019 to 26 May 2019.

  • Drop In Sessions

    about 1 month ago

    Come along to a drop-in session to find out more and tell us your ideas about housing in Stonnington and the strategy:

    • Toorak / South Yarra Library, 340 Toorak Road, South Yarra:
      28 March, drop in any time between 4pm to 7pm

    • Malvern Library, 1255 High Street, Malvern:
      2 April, drop in any time between 10am and 1pm

    To make sure we hear from as many people as possible we’ll also be running a series of roaming pop-up information sessions across Stonnington this March.

    Come along to a drop-in session to find out more and tell us your ideas about housing in Stonnington and the strategy:

    • Toorak / South Yarra Library, 340 Toorak Road, South Yarra:
      28 March, drop in any time between 4pm to 7pm

    • Malvern Library, 1255 High Street, Malvern:
      2 April, drop in any time between 10am and 1pm

    To make sure we hear from as many people as possible we’ll also be running a series of roaming pop-up information sessions across Stonnington this March.

  • Stay In Touch

    about 2 months ago

    Register here to receive news and updates on the Housing Strategy.

    Register here to receive news and updates on the Housing Strategy.