Ballarat Housing Strategy

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Why are we preparing the Ballarat Housing Strategy?

Ballarat is expected to grow by as many as 50,000 residents by 2040 so we are taking steps to ensure we achieve a balanced approach for managing residential growth and conserving Ballarat's distinctive character. The Ballarat Housing Strategy will provide a plan to ensure the housing needs of our growing and changing community are met in a way that is sustainable, equitable and in line with community values.

Please note, the Ballarat Housing Strategy will be delivered alongside the Ballarat Neighbourhood Character Study, therefore updates and community engagement material for both projects will be accessible from this MySay page.

Ballarat Housing Discussion Paper

The Ballarat Housing Discussion Paper provides an understanding of the Ballarat housing context, with a focus on the broad range of considerations that will inform the draft Ballarat Housing Strategy. Responses will be considered along with feedback provided from previous community engagement will be considered in the draft Housing Strategy.

You can complete the Ballarat Housing Discussion Paper survey, attend an online drop in session or contact Strategic Planning directly via StrategicPlanning@Ballarat.vic.gov.au or 5320 5500.

Next steps

Feedback provided on the Draft Ballarat Neighbourhood Character Assessment will be reviewed and will be considered alongside other strategic work in the preparation of the Draft Housing Strategy. It is anticipated the draft will be released for community engagement in 2021.

Related projects

The Ballarat Growth Areas and the Ballarat CBD Urban Design Framework projects will also play a role in guiding population growth and residential development in line with community needs and values. The Ballarat Housing Strategy will both inform and integrate the findings of both of these projects to provide a comprehensive and holistic plan for housing through to 2040.

Please visit the Ballarat Growth Areas and the Ballarat CBD Urban Design Framework MySay pages for more information about how to be involved in these projects.

More information

Please contact the Strategic Planning team at StrategicPlanning@Ballarat.vic.gov.au or 5320 5500 if you have any questions about the project.

Why are we preparing the Ballarat Housing Strategy?

Ballarat is expected to grow by as many as 50,000 residents by 2040 so we are taking steps to ensure we achieve a balanced approach for managing residential growth and conserving Ballarat's distinctive character. The Ballarat Housing Strategy will provide a plan to ensure the housing needs of our growing and changing community are met in a way that is sustainable, equitable and in line with community values.

Please note, the Ballarat Housing Strategy will be delivered alongside the Ballarat Neighbourhood Character Study, therefore updates and community engagement material for both projects will be accessible from this MySay page.

Ballarat Housing Discussion Paper

The Ballarat Housing Discussion Paper provides an understanding of the Ballarat housing context, with a focus on the broad range of considerations that will inform the draft Ballarat Housing Strategy. Responses will be considered along with feedback provided from previous community engagement will be considered in the draft Housing Strategy.

You can complete the Ballarat Housing Discussion Paper survey, attend an online drop in session or contact Strategic Planning directly via StrategicPlanning@Ballarat.vic.gov.au or 5320 5500.

Next steps

Feedback provided on the Draft Ballarat Neighbourhood Character Assessment will be reviewed and will be considered alongside other strategic work in the preparation of the Draft Housing Strategy. It is anticipated the draft will be released for community engagement in 2021.

Related projects

The Ballarat Growth Areas and the Ballarat CBD Urban Design Framework projects will also play a role in guiding population growth and residential development in line with community needs and values. The Ballarat Housing Strategy will both inform and integrate the findings of both of these projects to provide a comprehensive and holistic plan for housing through to 2040.

Please visit the Ballarat Growth Areas and the Ballarat CBD Urban Design Framework MySay pages for more information about how to be involved in these projects.

More information

Please contact the Strategic Planning team at StrategicPlanning@Ballarat.vic.gov.au or 5320 5500 if you have any questions about the project.