Housing Affordability in Warringah

Consultation has concluded

This page has been archived since the creation of the Northern Beaches. To view progress of the new Council on this topic, view the Affordable Housing project page

This page has been archived since the creation of the Northern Beaches. To view progress of the new Council on this topic, view the Affordable Housing project page

Consultation has concluded
  • Northern Beaches Council establishes Strategic Reference Group

    4 months ago

    Following the creation of the Northern Beaches Council in May 2016, a Strategic Reference Group (SRG) was established to address the Affordable Housing issue at a regional scale. This group is comprised of community members and sector experts and is reviewing the progress of each of the former Councils on affordable housing, with a view to mapping a pathway forward.

    Follow the progress of Council and the SRG here

    Following the creation of the Northern Beaches Council in May 2016, a Strategic Reference Group (SRG) was established to address the Affordable Housing issue at a regional scale. This group is comprised of community members and sector experts and is reviewing the progress of each of the former Councils on affordable housing, with a view to mapping a pathway forward.

    Follow the progress of Council and the SRG here

  • Affordable Housing Update

    12 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on our Affordable Housing Discussion Paper and Action Plan earlier this year. Your ideas will be included in the preparation of the Draft Affordable Housing Policy.

    Overall the community feedback was positive and input was also received from our Affordable Housing Community Committee members, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, key service providers and other stakeholders.

    The initial consultation highlighted the need for clarity around definitions of “Affordable Housing” and “Housing Affordability” and where Council can have the biggest impact.

    Next Steps
    We are now preparing a Council report for the meeting on 24 May that will include the community engagement feedback to date along with a draft Affordable Housing Policy.

    We are also undertaking further investigations into Warringah’s affordable housing needs, housing diversity and housing choice.

    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on our Affordable Housing Discussion Paper and Action Plan earlier this year. Your ideas will be included in the preparation of the Draft Affordable Housing Policy.

    Overall the community feedback was positive and input was also received from our Affordable Housing Community Committee members, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, key service providers and other stakeholders.

    The initial consultation highlighted the need for clarity around definitions of “Affordable Housing” and “Housing Affordability” and where Council can have the biggest impact.

    Next Steps
    We are now preparing a Council report for the meeting on 24 May that will include the community engagement feedback to date along with a draft Affordable Housing Policy.

    We are also undertaking further investigations into Warringah’s affordable housing needs, housing diversity and housing choice.

  • Provide your feedback on our Affordable Housing Discussion Paper and Action Plan

    over 1 year ago

    Following the Council meeting on 24 November, we are now seeking feedback on our Affordable Housing Discussion Paper and Action Plan.

    View Council Report (Item 8.5)

    View Council Meeting Minutes (Item 8.5)

    View Affordable Housing Discussion Paper and Action Plan

    You can provide feedback

    • Complete feedback form
    • Write to Council: Marked “Affordable Housing Discussion Paper” Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Rd Dee Why 2099.

    Comments close 16 February 2016

    For more information, please contact Strategic Planner, Kate Hanson on 9942 2111.

    Following the Council meeting on 24 November, we are now seeking feedback on our Affordable Housing Discussion Paper and Action Plan.

    View Council Report (Item 8.5)

    View Council Meeting Minutes (Item 8.5)

    View Affordable Housing Discussion Paper and Action Plan

    You can provide feedback

    • Complete feedback form
    • Write to Council: Marked “Affordable Housing Discussion Paper” Warringah Council, 725 Pittwater Rd Dee Why 2099.

    Comments close 16 February 2016

    For more information, please contact Strategic Planner, Kate Hanson on 9942 2111.
  • Affordable Housing on the national agenda

    over 1 year ago

    'The Conversation' recently published an article on affordable housing.

    View discussion

    'The Conversation' recently published an article on affordable housing.

    View discussion

  • Preparation of an Affordable Housing Policy

    over 1 year ago

    As a result of an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the proposed lease of land for an affordable housing site at 725 Pittwater Road Dee Why, Council resolved at a meeting on 22 September 2015:

    A. Not to accept any submission received from its Expression of Interest (EOI) 2015/038 for the Proposed Lease of Land for an Affordable Rental Housing Site at 725 Pittwater Road Dee Why

    B. Cancel the EOI process for the Proposed Lease of Land for an Affordable Rental Housing

    C. Staff to develop a draft Affordable Housing Policy to be reported to Council for consideration, within the next 12 months

    D. To postpone any further investigation for other potential affordable housing sites on Council owned or managed land until an Affordable Housing Policy has been adopted.

    Affordable Housing is a complex problem with no single solution. In order to deliver an effective Affordable Housing Policy, we must determine which of the available options provide the best fit for Warringah.

    As part of the process of drafting the Policy, an Affordable Housing Discussion Paper and Action Plan is being prepared for the Council meeting on 24 November.

    We have also added an infographic with Housing Affordability in Warringah statistics to the document library on this page. An infographic is a graphic visual presentation of information.


    For more information, please contact Strategic Planner, Kate Hanson on 9942 2111

    As a result of an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the proposed lease of land for an affordable housing site at 725 Pittwater Road Dee Why, Council resolved at a meeting on 22 September 2015:

    A. Not to accept any submission received from its Expression of Interest (EOI) 2015/038 for the Proposed Lease of Land for an Affordable Rental Housing Site at 725 Pittwater Road Dee Why

    B. Cancel the EOI process for the Proposed Lease of Land for an Affordable Rental Housing

    C. Staff to develop a draft Affordable Housing Policy to be reported to Council for consideration, within the next 12 months

    D. To postpone any further investigation for other potential affordable housing sites on Council owned or managed land until an Affordable Housing Policy has been adopted.

    Affordable Housing is a complex problem with no single solution. In order to deliver an effective Affordable Housing Policy, we must determine which of the available options provide the best fit for Warringah.

    As part of the process of drafting the Policy, an Affordable Housing Discussion Paper and Action Plan is being prepared for the Council meeting on 24 November.

    We have also added an infographic with Housing Affordability in Warringah statistics to the document library on this page. An infographic is a graphic visual presentation of information.


    For more information, please contact Strategic Planner, Kate Hanson on 9942 2111
  • Committee Nominations extended

    about 2 years ago

    We have extended the closing date for nominations from interested individuals to join our Affordable Housing Community Committee.
    Nominations are sought from the community, particularly representatives from small to large businesses, seniors, youth and any other interested parties to develop a number of options and to address the need for affordable housing in Warringah. The appointment runs until September 2017.
    Nominations close 23 March 2015.

    We have extended the closing date for nominations from interested individuals to join our Affordable Housing Community Committee.
    Nominations are sought from the community, particularly representatives from small to large businesses, seniors, youth and any other interested parties to develop a number of options and to address the need for affordable housing in Warringah. The appointment runs until September 2017.
    Nominations close 23 March 2015.

  • Nominations Closed

    about 2 years ago

    The nomination period has now closed for the Affordable Housing Community Committee. The nominations are being evaluated and we hope to finalise the committee within the next month.

    The nomination period has now closed for the Affordable Housing Community Committee. The nominations are being evaluated and we hope to finalise the committee within the next month.

  • Housing Affordability Committee Nominations open

    over 2 years ago

    We are seeking nominations from interested individuals to join our Affordable Housing Community Committee.
    Nominations are sought from the community, particularly representatives from small to large businesses, seniors, youth and any other interested parties to develop a number of options and to address the need for affordable housing in Warringah. The appointment runs until September 2017.
    Nominations close 25 January 2015.

    We are seeking nominations from interested individuals to join our Affordable Housing Community Committee.
    Nominations are sought from the community, particularly representatives from small to large businesses, seniors, youth and any other interested parties to develop a number of options and to address the need for affordable housing in Warringah. The appointment runs until September 2017.
    Nominations close 25 January 2015.

  • Housing Affordability - Committee Charter Adopted

    over 2 years ago

    Council adopted the Housing Affordability Committee Charter on 25 November. 

    View Council Report (item 8.11).

    Nominations will be advertised shortly.

    Council adopted the Housing Affordability Committee Charter on 25 November. 

    View Council Report (item 8.11).

    Nominations will be advertised shortly.

  • Housing Affordability Forum - Council Resolution

    almost 3 years ago

    At the recent meeting 27 May, a report was presented to Council regarding the consultation results of the Housing Affordability Forums.

     
    Council resolved that;
    A.The Housing Affordability Forum Notes and the Engagement Summary Report are used to inform the development of Warringah Planning Strategy.

    B. All forum attendees, and those who registered their interest, are given opportunities to be involved in the consultation process for Warringah Planning Strategy.

    C.The Community Engagement Report and Forum notes be forwarded to the Parliamentary Inquiry on Social, Public and Affordable Housing.

    D. Housing Affordability is scheduled for discussion by the ‘A Connected Environment’ Strategic Reference Group to provide input on the priorities.

    E.The Strategic Reference Group be informed of related actions being undertaken by Council for example; the Mayoral Minute (Item 5.2) from 29 April 2014 regarding secondary dwellings. View Mayorlal Minute 5.2

    F.That an Affordable Housing Community Committee be established to develop a number of options and actions for this Council to undertake in addressing the need for Affordable Housing in Warringah.
    • The Affordable Housing Community Committee to consist where possible representatives from small to large business sectors, the senior community and local youth and any other interested parties 

    • The community committee to report to ‘A Connected Environment’ Strategic Reference Group who will consider any recommendations by the Community Committee and refer recommendations to Council to inform the development of the Warringah Planning Strategy issues papers.

    For more information please see the Housing Affordability FAQ's

    At the recent meeting 27 May, a report was presented to Council regarding the consultation results of the Housing Affordability Forums.

     
    Council resolved that;
    A.The Housing Affordability Forum Notes and the Engagement Summary Report are used to inform the development of Warringah Planning Strategy.

    B. All forum attendees, and those who registered their interest, are given opportunities to be involved in the consultation process for Warringah Planning Strategy.

    C.The Community Engagement Report and Forum notes be forwarded to the Parliamentary Inquiry on Social, Public and Affordable Housing.

    D. Housing Affordability is scheduled for discussion by the ‘A Connected Environment’ Strategic Reference Group to provide input on the priorities.

    E.The Strategic Reference Group be informed of related actions being undertaken by Council for example; the Mayoral Minute (Item 5.2) from 29 April 2014 regarding secondary dwellings. View Mayorlal Minute 5.2

    F.That an Affordable Housing Community Committee be established to develop a number of options and actions for this Council to undertake in addressing the need for Affordable Housing in Warringah.
    • The Affordable Housing Community Committee to consist where possible representatives from small to large business sectors, the senior community and local youth and any other interested parties 

    • The community committee to report to ‘A Connected Environment’ Strategic Reference Group who will consider any recommendations by the Community Committee and refer recommendations to Council to inform the development of the Warringah Planning Strategy issues papers.

    For more information please see the Housing Affordability FAQ's