Plan to support Brimbank’s future housing needs

Sustainable growth, enhanced livability, the protection of heritage and neighbourhood character, and responding to the need for more affordable housing is part of Brimbank’s strategy to meet its housing needs into the next 20 years.

Council adopted the Brimbank Housing and Neighbourhood Character Strategy at its April 2024 Council Meeting.

The strategy sets a vision for how Council should plan for at least an additional 34,000 residents and 14,000 dwellings by 2041.

It includes a plan for Brimbank to be a city of green, connected and diverse neighbourhoods offering a range of high quality, sustainable housing choices for everyone at every stage of their lives.

Council consulted with the community on the draft strategy from 18 October to 13 December 2023. It received 33 submissions from different parts of the community including residents, residents’ groups, local developers, the Melbourne Airport, and government authorities.

The top issues identified from the submissions were protecting heritage and character, and also support for higher density developments. Other important issues raised were about sustainability, more action on tree coverage, and climate change. The need for more action on housing affordability and diversity were also raised.

“The final Brimbank Housing and Neighbourhood Strategy sets out how Brimbank can meet housing needs over the next 20 years through a plan that supports growth and enhances livability,” Brimbank Mayor Cr Ranka Rasic said.

“The strategy recognises current issues that includes the urgent need for affordable housing, and tackling climate change through climate resilient new housing developments.

“It also addresses the need to protect the neighbourhood character and heritage that makes this a great place to live.”


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