Warringah's Housing Future

This consultation has concluded."

Council is embarking on a consultation process to develop a Housing Strategy for Warringah.  The aim of the strategy is to show how Warringah will meet the State Government’s target of 10,300 new dwellings by 2031, but there is more to it than meeting a State Government housing target. 

The Strategy is also about responding to the changing demographics in our area.  Warringah needs to facilitate alternative housing types to meet the different household needs associated with an aging population, high incidence of divorce, low fertility rates, single parent families and families with fewer children.  There needs to be

Council is embarking on a consultation process to develop a Housing Strategy for Warringah.  The aim of the strategy is to show how Warringah will meet the State Government’s target of 10,300 new dwellings by 2031, but there is more to it than meeting a State Government housing target. 

The Strategy is also about responding to the changing demographics in our area.  Warringah needs to facilitate alternative housing types to meet the different household needs associated with an aging population, high incidence of divorce, low fertility rates, single parent families and families with fewer children.  There needs to be a process to facilitate development of attractive, affordable, medium density dwellings for smaller households in existing local centres to provide greater housing choice for the community. 

Demand for a greater diversity in housing form is growing in Warringah.  There is no doubt that a key part of Warringah’s attraction is the combination of the large stock of separate dwellings, comparative affordability (to areas to the south) and the amenity of the area.  But the population of Warringah is not only growing but also changing.  Housing demand is increasing and the main drivers are natural population growth, immigration and decreasing household size.  Even though there continues to be significant support for the traditional detached home, it must be recognised that building this type of house is unsustainable and unaffordable for an increasing proportion of the community and in particular for grown children who wish to stay in the area and key workers.

If Council is to address these emerging population changes, we will need an increased number of medium density, more affordable dwellings that have widespread market appeal.  We need to consider smaller housing types, courtyard homes, villas, apartments, terrace or row dwellings. 

The development of the Warringah Housing Strategy will evolve from extensive consultation with the community.  The online forum is one of the new ways Council is engaging with the community. We would like to encourage all interested residents to get involved in the discussions below and provide comments.

This consultation has concluded."
  • Housing Strategy Update

    by site admin 1, almost 6 years ago

    Warringah Council on the 28 June 2011 voted to stop work on implementing the NSW Government's housing target for Warringah until the State Government commits to funding the extra transport and infrastructure costs.

    Council had been in correspondence with the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure throughout 2012 about the issue and will keep abreast of any opportunities for further consultation about targets for the region during the development of the NSW Government’s Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney.

    To view the Draft Housing Strategy and supportive documents visit the Library section of this web page available here.

    Warringah Council on the 28 June 2011 voted to stop work on implementing the NSW Government's housing target for Warringah until the State Government commits to funding the extra transport and infrastructure costs.

    Council had been in correspondence with the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure throughout 2012 about the issue and will keep abreast of any opportunities for further consultation about targets for the region during the development of the NSW Government’s Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney.

    To view the Draft Housing Strategy and supportive documents visit the Library section of this web page available here.

  • Draft Housing Strategy update

    about 7 years ago

    Warringah Council has voted to make available the Draft Housing Strategy considered by Council on 28 September 2010 which is a reference document only. Visit the library section of this website for more information.


    Warringah Council has voted to make available the Draft Housing Strategy considered by Council on 28 September 2010 which is a reference document only. Visit the library section of this website for more information.

  • Draft Housing Strategy - We've listened

    over 7 years ago
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    Warringah Council has voted to stop work on implementing the NSW Government's housing target for Warringah until the State Government commits to funding the extra transport and infrastructure costs.

    Visit the library for more information or this site for all previous engagement activities.

    Warringah Council has voted to stop work on implementing the NSW Government's housing target for Warringah until the State Government commits to funding the extra transport and infrastructure costs.

    Visit the library for more information or this site for all previous engagement activities.

  • Housing Strategy - Talk of the Town Results - explained

    over 7 years ago

    Please refer to Council website for a more detailed explanation of the Talk of the Town results.

    Please refer to Council website for a more detailed explanation of the Talk of the Town results.

  • Draft Warringah Housing Strategy

    over 7 years ago

    Warringah Council released its draft Warringah Housing Strategy which directly reflects the community's wishes, expressed during the 2010 Talk of the Town (TOTT) summit.

    The draft Warringah Housing Strategy recommended that sections of Narraweena be rezoned to permit medium density housing allowing for an extra 3,675 dwellings over the next 20 years. Another 5,325 dwellings will be located within areas throughout Warringah already zoned to accommodate them.

    An explanatory letter, outlining the proposed changes, was sent to all affected residents plus anyone who has previously notified Council that they wish to be sent updates on the housing strategy.

    Public Information Sessions were planned to be held in Narraweena in July 2011. The draft Housing Strategy will be placed on public exhibition in early July, after which the public can make formal submissions.

    Anyone with questions or comments can call Warringah Council's Housing Hotline on 9942 2000.

    Warringah Council released its draft Warringah Housing Strategy which directly reflects the community's wishes, expressed during the 2010 Talk of the Town (TOTT) summit.

    The draft Warringah Housing Strategy recommended that sections of Narraweena be rezoned to permit medium density housing allowing for an extra 3,675 dwellings over the next 20 years. Another 5,325 dwellings will be located within areas throughout Warringah already zoned to accommodate them.

    An explanatory letter, outlining the proposed changes, was sent to all affected residents plus anyone who has previously notified Council that they wish to be sent updates on the housing strategy.

    Public Information Sessions were planned to be held in Narraweena in July 2011. The draft Housing Strategy will be placed on public exhibition in early July, after which the public can make formal submissions.

    Anyone with questions or comments can call Warringah Council's Housing Hotline on 9942 2000.

  • Initial forum to discuss Warringah's Housing Future

    over 8 years ago

    The initial forum to discuss Warringah's Housing Future commenced on 8 March 2010 and concluded on June 25 2010.

    To view the questions and comments of this forum click here.

     

    The initial forum to discuss Warringah's Housing Future commenced on 8 March 2010 and concluded on June 25 2010.

    To view the questions and comments of this forum click here.

     

  • School Poster Competition - Warringah Housing Future

    over 8 years ago

    Warringah Council has announced the winners of the Warringah Schools’ Poster Competition held recently in conjunction with the Talk of the Town 2010 Community Summit. The competition's theme was ‘Warringah’s Housing Future – what do you imagine your neighbourhood could look like in the year 2031?’ and was open to all students in Warringah. 


    Warringah Council has announced the winners of the Warringah Schools’ Poster Competition held recently in conjunction with the Talk of the Town 2010 Community Summit. The competition's theme was ‘Warringah’s Housing Future – what do you imagine your neighbourhood could look like in the year 2031?’...

    Warringah Council has announced the winners of the Warringah Schools’ Poster Competition held recently in conjunction with the Talk of the Town 2010 Community Summit. The competition's theme was ‘Warringah’s Housing Future – what do you imagine your neighbourhood could look like in the year 2031?’ and was open to all students in Warringah. 


    Warringah Council has announced the winners of the Warringah Schools’ Poster Competition held recently in conjunction with the Talk of the Town 2010 Community Summit. The competition's theme was ‘Warringah’s Housing Future – what do you imagine your neighbourhood could look like in the year 2031?’ and was open to all students in Warringah. You can view the winning entries in our photo gallery. 

    A total prize pool of $3,200 has been awarded including prizes of up to $150 for individual student winners and up to $500 to the first place students’ schools.

    Schools that participated in the competition were:
    • Narrabeen Lakes Public School
    • Killarney Heights Public School
    • St Kieran’s (Manly Vale)
    • Our Lady of Good Counsel (Forestville)
    • Mimosa Public School (Frenchs Forest)
    • Brookvale Public School
    • Frenchs Forest Public School
    • Forestville Public School
    • Cromer Public School
    • Wakehurst Public School

  • Talk of the Town Results - online forum

    over 8 years ago

    The ‘Talk of the Town’ Community Summit was held on Sunday 23 May 2010 at the Dee Why RSL. The Summit provided an opportunity for residents and land owners to come together to discuss the required provision of an additional 10,300 dwellings in Warringah. 

    The Summit was attended by 440 residents and ratepayers as well as local councillors, local MPs, representatives from the Department of Planning and observers from other local councils. Click here to view the voting results.  

    The results of an initial analysis of the Talk of the Town were reported to Council on 22 June 2010 (click here to view Council Report).  The following questions have been designed to obtain feedback on the key results of the Talk of the Town.

    Click here to go to the Discussion Forum on Talk of the Town Results

    The ‘Talk of the Town’ Community Summit was held on Sunday 23 May 2010 at the Dee Why RSL. The Summit provided an opportunity for residents and land owners to come together to discuss the required provision of an additional 10,300 dwellings in Warringah. 

    The Summit was attended by 440 residents and ratepayers as well as local councillors, local MPs, representatives from the Department of Planning and observers from other local councils. Click here to view the voting results.  

    The results of an initial analysis of the Talk of the Town were reported to Council on 22 June 2010 (click here to view Council Report).  The following questions have been designed to obtain feedback on the key results of the Talk of the Town.

    Click here to go to the Discussion Forum on Talk of the Town Results

  • Talk of the Town Community Summit

    over 8 years ago

    Nearly 500 Warringah residents and ratepayers gave up their Sunday on 23 May to attend Warringah Council's Talk of the Town Community Summit.

    The summit was an historic event to consider the future of housing in Warringah. The State Government has told Warringah to plan for more than 10,000 extra dwellings by 2031 and an additional 25,000 residents.

    "The turn out was extraordinary. We are thrilled so many residents, from different areas, ages and backgrounds want to be involved in the future of housing in Warringah," said Warringah Mayor Michael Regan.


    Nearly 500 Warringah residents and ratepayers gave...

    Nearly 500 Warringah residents and ratepayers gave up their Sunday on 23 May to attend Warringah Council's Talk of the Town Community Summit.

    The summit was an historic event to consider the future of housing in Warringah. The State Government has told Warringah to plan for more than 10,000 extra dwellings by 2031 and an additional 25,000 residents.

    "The turn out was extraordinary. We are thrilled so many residents, from different areas, ages and backgrounds want to be involved in the future of housing in Warringah," said Warringah Mayor Michael Regan.


    Nearly 500 Warringah residents and ratepayers gave up their Sunday on 23 May to attend Warringah Council's Talk of the Town Community Summit.

    The summit was an historic event to consider the future of housing in Warringah. The State Government has told Warringah to plan for more than 10,000 extra dwellings by 2031 and an additional 25,000 residents.

    "The turn out was extraordinary. We are thrilled so many residents, from different areas, ages and backgrounds want to be involved in the future of housing in Warringah," said Warringah Mayor Michael Regan.

    "There was plenty of healthy debate between participants about where the extra dwellings should be built and what they should look like.

     "The participants used innovative keypad technology to vote and receive instant feedback on the issues discussed. There was also a panel discussion and other activities to get participants involved in the process." 

    "Warringah's Housing Strategy will be critical to the future of this community for generations to come. As such, residents and ratepayers must be involved in the process. " 

     "During the summit, I think many realised the enormity of the challenge and why we need their input. I would like to thank everyone for coming along and for their invaluable contribution and comments. Staff and councillors will consider everyone's input as we work towards a new draft housing strategy," said Mayor Regan.

    The consultation process will continue with workshops, stakeholder meetings and residents are still encouraged
    to go online to yoursaywarringah.com.au and post their comments about Warringah's housing future.

    At the end of the summit, participants were asked to provide feedback on the day. 95% voted that the day was excellent, very good or good and 93% said they would attend a similar event in future.