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 Strategy 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 along with feedback provided from previous community engagement will be considered in the draft Housing Strategy. Engagement on the discussion paper has been extended and will now run from 1 March to 30 April 2021.

We encourage you to complete the Ballarat Housing Strategy Discussion Paper survey, attend an online drop-in session or attend a drop-in session in person at 16 Bridge Mall on:

  • Thursday 11 March between 2pm - 4pm
  • Tuesday 23 March between 10am - 12pm

Next steps

Feedback provided on the Draft Ballarat Neighbourhood Character Assessment will be reviewed and 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 deliver 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 Ballarat Housing Strategy, Ballarat Growth Areas or the Ballarat CBD Urban Design Framework.

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 Strategy 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 along with feedback provided from previous community engagement will be considered in the draft Housing Strategy. Engagement on the discussion paper has been extended and will now run from 1 March to 30 April 2021.

We encourage you to complete the Ballarat Housing Strategy Discussion Paper survey, attend an online drop-in session or attend a drop-in session in person at 16 Bridge Mall on:

  • Thursday 11 March between 2pm - 4pm
  • Tuesday 23 March between 10am - 12pm

Next steps

Feedback provided on the Draft Ballarat Neighbourhood Character Assessment will be reviewed and 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 deliver 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 Ballarat Housing Strategy, Ballarat Growth Areas or the Ballarat CBD Urban Design Framework.

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    Your personal information is being collected by City of Ballarat for the purpose of processing your survey responses relating to the Ballarat Housing Strategy Discussion Paper. Your information will be stored in Council’s Customer Database and used to identify you when communicating with Council and for the delivery of services and information. For further information on how your personal information is handled, refer to Council’s Privacy Policy at www.ballarat.vic.gov.au

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