Affordable housing - Council's focus
Find out about how we are researching and developing strategies to increase the supply of affordable housing in the Clarence Valley.
Housing affordability is a significant and increasing problem in all the major cities, on the North Coast of NSW and in Australia generally. Clarence Valley Council has taken an active role in addressing the problem by employing a Community Development Officer - Affordable Housing to research and develop strategies to increase the supply of affordable housing in the Clarence Valley.
Affordable housing advisory committee
We have established an Affordable Housing Advisory Committee that has brought together key stakeholders who have expertise or an interest in housing to develop the Clarence Valley Affordable Housing Strategy and now oversee the implementation of the Strategy. The committee meets quarterly and is made up of local stakeholders. Meetings are open to the public.
Click here to view minutes from recent committee meetings.
Affordable housing strategy and policy
Council has also adopted an Affordable Housing Strategy and an Affordable Housing Policy to ensure that housing is planned for the future and that a range of affordable housing options are created now and into the future as our community grows. Click here to read more about the Affordable Housing Strategy and the Affordable Housing Policy.
The strategy evolved from a housing needs analysis that identified the housing issues in the Clarence Valley that were then prioritised by the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee for inclusion in the strategy. These documents can be downloaded by clicking on the following links:
- Clarence Valley Housing Needs Analysis Report (PDF 762Kb)
- Affordable Housing Assessment April 2010 (JSA 2010) (PDF 69Kb)
An Affordable Housing policy has been adopted by Council to provide direction and mechanisms to achieve a range of affordable housing option in the Clarence Valley now and into the future as our community grows and changes.
Adaptable housing guidelines
The Adaptable Housing Guidelines contain principles and design features that relate to adaptable and flexible housing to meet the changing housing needs of the local community. Adaptable housing is designed to be useable by people with changing physical needs. Flexible housing is designed to adapt to the changing needs of the household over time.
For more information the following documents can be downloaded:
- Adaptable Housing Guidelines - Options for Implementation Report Dec 2010 (PDF 1.7Mb)
- Background Report to the Adaptable Housing Guidelines (PDF 455Kb)
For more information on affordable housing, please contact Naydene Beaver, Community Development Officer (Affordable Housing) by email email@example.com or phone (02) 6641 7207.