Exhibition of Draft Hawkesbury Local Housing Strategy

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Hawkesbury City Council has recently prepared the Draft Hawkesbury Local Housing Strategy in order to set a clear plan for housing in the Hawkesbury Local Government Area for the next 10 and 20 years.

Preparation of a Local Housing Strategy is a State Government requirement of all councils in Metropolitan Sydney. Local Housing Strategies must address the Sydney Region Plan and Western City District Plan, including housing targets. They must also align housing growth with the necessary supporting infrastructure and social services. Strategic studies such as this are required to inform the development of the Local Strategic Planning Statement.

Key recommendations of the Draft Hawkesbury Local Housing Strategy include:

· Focus new housing growth in urban release areas and encourage some smaller dwellings in these areas to increase housing diversity

· Maximise the potential of existing urban lands

· Increase the supply of smaller dwellings in both established and new areas

· Continue to expand affordable housing options and further enhance Council’s existing Affordable Housing Policy, including Council’s involvement with the preparation of the Western City Affordable Housing Strategy

· Maintain a long term supply of residential land by investigating potential new urban areas

· Develop a program to monitor housing land supply and housing delivery

· Address homelessness through continued implementation and updates to Homelessness Action Plan.

· Consideration of the provision of Detached Dual Occupancies and Secondary Dwellings through a place based approach that considers the recommendations of the Hawkesbury Rural Lands Strategy

At its meeting on 11 August 2020, Council resolved to place the Draft Hawkesbury Local Housing Strategy on public exhibition.

The Draft Hawkesbury Local Housing Strategy and other supporting documentation is on public exhibition for the period Friday 11 September 2020 to Monday 12 October 2020

The Draft Strategy and supporting documentation can be viewed during the exhibition period:

  • in the document library on this page
  • on Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au, or
  • between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday at Council’s Administration Office, 366 George Street, Windsor.

Written submissions in relation to the draft policies can be

  • via the Submission Form on this page
  • posted to Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, WINDSOR NSW 2756,
  • faxed to (02) 4587 7740, or
  • emailed to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

The last day for the receipt of submissions is Monday 12 October 2020.

Should you lodge a submission, it will be considered, along with any other submissions received and may be included in Council’s meeting business paper. Your submission, including any personal information, is accessible by any person upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the GIPA Act. The inclusion of personal information in your submission is voluntary but, if not provided, may affect consideration of the submission. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records system.

Should you have any enquiries with respect to this matter, please contact Andrew Kearns, Manager Strategic Planning Manager on (02) 45604604 or Sunehla Bala, Strategic Land Use Planning Coordinator on (02) 4560 4544.

Hawkesbury City Council has recently prepared the Draft Hawkesbury Local Housing Strategy in order to set a clear plan for housing in the Hawkesbury Local Government Area for the next 10 and 20 years.

Preparation of a Local Housing Strategy is a State Government requirement of all councils in Metropolitan Sydney. Local Housing Strategies must address the Sydney Region Plan and Western City District Plan, including housing targets. They must also align housing growth with the necessary supporting infrastructure and social services. Strategic studies such as this are required to inform the development of the Local Strategic Planning Statement.

Key recommendations of the Draft Hawkesbury Local Housing Strategy include:

· Focus new housing growth in urban release areas and encourage some smaller dwellings in these areas to increase housing diversity

· Maximise the potential of existing urban lands

· Increase the supply of smaller dwellings in both established and new areas

· Continue to expand affordable housing options and further enhance Council’s existing Affordable Housing Policy, including Council’s involvement with the preparation of the Western City Affordable Housing Strategy

· Maintain a long term supply of residential land by investigating potential new urban areas

· Develop a program to monitor housing land supply and housing delivery

· Address homelessness through continued implementation and updates to Homelessness Action Plan.

· Consideration of the provision of Detached Dual Occupancies and Secondary Dwellings through a place based approach that considers the recommendations of the Hawkesbury Rural Lands Strategy

At its meeting on 11 August 2020, Council resolved to place the Draft Hawkesbury Local Housing Strategy on public exhibition.

The Draft Hawkesbury Local Housing Strategy and other supporting documentation is on public exhibition for the period Friday 11 September 2020 to Monday 12 October 2020

The Draft Strategy and supporting documentation can be viewed during the exhibition period:

  • in the document library on this page
  • on Council’s website www.hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au, or
  • between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday at Council’s Administration Office, 366 George Street, Windsor.

Written submissions in relation to the draft policies can be

  • via the Submission Form on this page
  • posted to Hawkesbury City Council, PO Box 146, WINDSOR NSW 2756,
  • faxed to (02) 4587 7740, or
  • emailed to council@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au.

The last day for the receipt of submissions is Monday 12 October 2020.

Should you lodge a submission, it will be considered, along with any other submissions received and may be included in Council’s meeting business paper. Your submission, including any personal information, is accessible by any person upon written application, subject to Council’s Privacy Management Plan and the GIPA Act. The inclusion of personal information in your submission is voluntary but, if not provided, may affect consideration of the submission. The information will ultimately be stored in Council’s records system.

Should you have any enquiries with respect to this matter, please contact Andrew Kearns, Manager Strategic Planning Manager on (02) 45604604 or Sunehla Bala, Strategic Land Use Planning Coordinator on (02) 4560 4544.