Housing Strategy

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Our Local Housing Strategy

Noosa Council is greatly concerned by the housing crisis currently gripping the Shire. This is having a significant social and economic impact on the community and requires action by all levels of government as well as the broader community.

Given Council’s commitment to implementing policies that decrease inequity, promote inclusiveness and result in safe, affordable places for people to live, meet and play, in November 2022 it endorsed the Noosa Housing Strategy 2022

Underpinning the success of this strategy will be ongoing open conversations and partnerships with the State and Federal Government, with community housing providers, private housing developers and with the Noosa community.  In essence this can be summarised as ensuring there is the right amount of housing, of the right type and size, in the right place and with the right tenure for our community.

The strategy provides for regular monitoring and review to ensure our actions and interventions advance us towards meeting its objectives, to enable housing choice, diversity and affordability to meet the current and future needs of the community.

The Housing Strategy has been informed by a Housing Needs Assessment, endorsed by Council in December 2021. The Housing Needs Assessment is a comprehensive technical report on the context of housing and households in Noosa Shire.

The Housing Strategy includes many recommended actions, including changes to the Noosa Plan.  Such planning scheme changes still require full consideration by Council and the State Government, however, will be shared with the community for feedback in 2023.