Hobsons Bay Housing Strategy

Updated 20 August 2019

Hobsons Bay City Council has prepared a Housing Strategy to plan for the housing needs of current and future residents over the next 20 years. View the key documents below to see how Council is planning to manage housing growth and change across the municipality including:

The full version of Volume Two (Housing Framework Plan and Capacity Assessment) can be viewed here and Volume Three (Housing Strategy) here.

The Housing Strategy has also played an important role in guiding the application of the New Residential Zones in Hobsons Bay.

NOTE: Every care has been taken to ensure the information provided by the New Residential Zones interactive tool is correct. However, Hobsons Bay City Council does not accept any liability to any person or organisation for the information it provides.

Updated 20 August 2019

Hobsons Bay City Council has prepared a Housing Strategy to plan for the housing needs of current and future residents over the next 20 years. View the key documents below to see how Council is planning to manage housing growth and change across the municipality including:

The full version of Volume Two (Housing Framework Plan and Capacity Assessment) can be viewed here and Volume Three (Housing Strategy) here.

The Housing Strategy has also played an important role in guiding the application of the New Residential Zones in Hobsons Bay.

NOTE: Every care has been taken to ensure the information provided by the New Residential Zones interactive tool is correct. However, Hobsons Bay City Council does not accept any liability to any person or organisation for the information it provides.

  • Know Your Housing Strategy - Summary Booklet

    11 months ago
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    Find out what the Hobsons Bay Housing Strategy is about, how we are planning for housing needs and how the Strategy was prepared by reading the Know Your Housing Strategy summary booklet.

    View the booklet here.

    Find out what the Hobsons Bay Housing Strategy is about, how we are planning for housing needs and how the Strategy was prepared by reading the Know Your Housing Strategy summary booklet.

    View the booklet here.

  • Housing Framework Plan - Hobsons Bay

    11 months ago
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    The Housing Framework Plan is one of the key outputs of the Housing Strategy as it identifies the location for future housing growth and the level of change that is considered appropriate in Hobsons Bay over the next 20 years.

    The Housing Framework Plan identifies three Housing Change Areas:

    1. Limited Change Area

    2. Moderate Change Area

    3. Substantial Change Area

    The Housing Framework Plan is being used to implement the New Residential Zones in Hobsons Bay. View the Plan here. Alternatively, view the interactive online map here.

    More information on the draft Housing Framework Plan by suburb...

    The Housing Framework Plan is one of the key outputs of the Housing Strategy as it identifies the location for future housing growth and the level of change that is considered appropriate in Hobsons Bay over the next 20 years.

    The Housing Framework Plan identifies three Housing Change Areas:

    1. Limited Change Area

    2. Moderate Change Area

    3. Substantial Change Area

    The Housing Framework Plan is being used to implement the New Residential Zones in Hobsons Bay. View the Plan here. Alternatively, view the interactive online map here.

    More information on the draft Housing Framework Plan by suburb can also be viewed below:

  • Housing Policy One: Population Growth and Change

    11 months ago
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    Hobsons Bay needs to plan for an increasing and changing population, this includes planning not only for housing but also planning for the supporting community infrastructure and services within the municipality.

    Policy One:

    1.1 Planning for population growth and change

    1.2 Planning for community infrastructure and services

    View Policy One here.

    Hobsons Bay needs to plan for an increasing and changing population, this includes planning not only for housing but also planning for the supporting community infrastructure and services within the municipality.

    Policy One:

    1.1 Planning for population growth and change

    1.2 Planning for community infrastructure and services

    View Policy One here.

  • Housing Policy Two: Housing Location and Housing Type

    11 months ago
    Policy two

    The location and type of new housing are important considerations in planning for housing as they shape how a suburb functions and the choice of housing available to residents. Determining where additional housing can go and the type of housing change required, ensures we are putting the right homes in the right places.

    Policy Two:

    2.1 Preferred locations for future housing

    2.2 Preferred types of housing change

    View Policy Two here.

    The location and type of new housing are important considerations in planning for housing as they shape how a suburb functions and the choice of housing available to residents. Determining where additional housing can go and the type of housing change required, ensures we are putting the right homes in the right places.

    Policy Two:

    2.1 Preferred locations for future housing

    2.2 Preferred types of housing change

    View Policy Two here.

  • Housing Policy Three: Housing Affordability and Affordable Housing

    11 months ago
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    Housing affordability is a key determinant in the role and function of housing in the community. Housing affordability not only impacts on households but also has major implications on the wider economy and social cohesion within communities.

    Policy Three:

    3.1 Housing affordability

    3.2 Affordable housing

    3.3 Homelessness

    3.4 Empty homes

    View Policy Three here.

    Housing affordability is a key determinant in the role and function of housing in the community. Housing affordability not only impacts on households but also has major implications on the wider economy and social cohesion within communities.

    Policy Three:

    3.1 Housing affordability

    3.2 Affordable housing

    3.3 Homelessness

    3.4 Empty homes

    View Policy Three here.

  • Housing Policy Four: Housing Design, Functionality and Sustainability

    11 months ago
    Policy four

    Housing design, functionality and sustainability considers the built form aspects of housing. Built form considerations are an important part of the Housing Strategy as they impact on neighbourhood character, residential amenity, functionality, liveability and environmental sustainability associated with residential land uses.

    Policy Four:

    4.1 Housing design, heritage and neighbourhood character

    4.2 Housing design and functionality

    4.3 Housing and sustainability

    View Policy Four here.

    Housing design, functionality and sustainability considers the built form aspects of housing. Built form considerations are an important part of the Housing Strategy as they impact on neighbourhood character, residential amenity, functionality, liveability and environmental sustainability associated with residential land uses.

    Policy Four:

    4.1 Housing design, heritage and neighbourhood character

    4.2 Housing design and functionality

    4.3 Housing and sustainability

    View Policy Four here.