Draft Housing Strategy - Tell us what you think!

Consultation has concluded

Thank you for your feedback in our first stage of consultation for the Housing Strategy! Over 1,750 views, 153 surveys, 64 quick polls and 2 shared stories were received.

Your feedback helped us develop a Draft Housing Strategy that focuses on improving diversity, choice, affordability, sustainability, protecting neighbourhood character and promoting better build quality and design.

It is estimated that more than 150,000 new residents will call Casey home from now until 2031. There will also be a change in demographics, with an ageing population and fewer people in each household. Housing isn't just about the home you live in. It is about wellbeing, quality of life and creating places where people want to live and take part in the community. So we also need to plan for:

  • Improving housing diversity to cater for the changing demographic and increase in population.
  • Ensuring we protect existing neighborhood character, heritage and amenity.
  • Making sure all people have access to appropriate housing options.
  • Ensuring there is affordable housing choices in good locations.
  • Creating a sustainable pattern of growth to reduce the environmental impact of housing.
  • Promoting a high quality of design and build.

These are our goals. The draft strategy focuses on setting the direction for how land is used and residential development undertaken in the City of Casey for the next 20 years.

Did we get it right? Tell us what you think of the draft strategy by 31 July 2015.

If you have any comments or suggestions about the direction that Council's Draft Housing Strategy is taking, we want to hear from you!

Make a submission or take a survey for a chance to win an iPad mini*.

For more information check out the Frequently Asked Questions or contact us by email, phone or come talk to us in person!

Thank you for your feedback in our first stage of consultation for the Housing Strategy! Over 1,750 views, 153 surveys, 64 quick polls and 2 shared stories were received.

Your feedback helped us develop a Draft Housing Strategy that focuses on improving diversity, choice, affordability, sustainability, protecting neighbourhood character and promoting better build quality and design.

It is estimated that more than 150,000 new residents will call Casey home from now until 2031. There will also be a change in demographics, with an ageing population and fewer people in each household. Housing isn't just about the home you live in. It is about wellbeing, quality of life and creating places where people want to live and take part in the community. So we also need to plan for:

  • Improving housing diversity to cater for the changing demographic and increase in population.
  • Ensuring we protect existing neighborhood character, heritage and amenity.
  • Making sure all people have access to appropriate housing options.
  • Ensuring there is affordable housing choices in good locations.
  • Creating a sustainable pattern of growth to reduce the environmental impact of housing.
  • Promoting a high quality of design and build.

These are our goals. The draft strategy focuses on setting the direction for how land is used and residential development undertaken in the City of Casey for the next 20 years.

Did we get it right? Tell us what you think of the draft strategy by 31 July 2015.

If you have any comments or suggestions about the direction that Council's Draft Housing Strategy is taking, we want to hear from you!

Make a submission or take a survey for a chance to win an iPad mini*.

For more information check out the Frequently Asked Questions or contact us by email, phone or come talk to us in person!

Consultation has concluded
  • Minimal Change Area

    over 4 years ago
    Minimalchange

    ‘Minimal Change’ areas are those which are more remote from public transport and services. They are not appropriate for more intensive housing although dual occupancies will still be permitted. The appropriate zone is proposed to be the General Residential Zone and Neighbourhood Residential Zone.

    This means:

    • Limited level of development.
    • For areas with neighbourhood character, heritage significance, environmental or landscape values.
    • Areas more than 800m away from shops, services and public transport.
    • You may see detached dwellings, dual occupancy, duplex and multi-unit townhouses in this area.


    ‘Minimal Change’ areas are those which are more remote from public transport and services. They are not appropriate for more intensive housing although dual occupancies will still be permitted. The appropriate zone is proposed to be the General Residential Zone and Neighbourhood Residential Zone.

    This means:

    • Limited level of development.
    • For areas with neighbourhood character, heritage significance, environmental or landscape values.
    • Areas more than 800m away from shops, services and public transport.
    • You may see detached dwellings, dual occupancy, duplex and multi-unit townhouses in this area.


  • Incremental Change Area

    over 4 years ago
    Incrementalchange

    ‘Incremental Change’ areas are those with good access to activity centres and close to public transport. Units and town houses will be encouraged. The appropriate zone is proposed to be the General Residential Zone.

    This means:
    • Moderate level of development over time.

    • For areas with an existing mix of dwellings with reasonable access to local services.

    • Areas between 400-800m of shops, services and public transport.

    • You may see detached dwellings, dual occupancy, duplex, multi-unit town houses and terrace townhouses in this area.



    ‘Incremental Change’ areas are those with good access to activity centres and close to public transport. Units and town houses will be encouraged. The appropriate zone is proposed to be the General Residential Zone.

    This means:
    • Moderate level of development over time.

    • For areas with an existing mix of dwellings with reasonable access to local services.

    • Areas between 400-800m of shops, services and public transport.

    • You may see detached dwellings, dual occupancy, duplex, multi-unit town houses and terrace townhouses in this area.



  • Substantial Change Area

    over 4 years ago
    Substantialchange

    ‘Substantial Change’ areas are those areas with high accessibility to railway stations and excellent access to the larger activity centres and where opportunities for higher density, more diverse housing will be supported. The appropriate zone is proposed to be the Residential Growth Zone.

    This means:
    • Substantial increase to housing density and diversity over time.

    • For areas with close or direct access to local services.

    • Areas within 400m of shops, services and public transport.

    • You may see multi-unit, terrace housing and apartments in this area.


    ‘Substantial Change’ areas are those areas with high accessibility to railway stations and excellent access to the larger activity centres and where opportunities for higher density, more diverse housing will be supported. The appropriate zone is proposed to be the Residential Growth Zone.

    This means:
    • Substantial increase to housing density and diversity over time.

    • For areas with close or direct access to local services.

    • Areas within 400m of shops, services and public transport.

    • You may see multi-unit, terrace housing and apartments in this area.


  • In-Centre Developments

    over 4 years ago
    Incentre
    There are significant housing opportunities within activities areas. Developments within activity centres and mixed use developments offer benefits for sustainability and accessibility, as well as providing a more lively economy.

    This means:

    • Residential above commercial buildings (shop top housing) or within either a Commercial 1
      Zone or Mixed Use Zone.
    • You may see apartments and shop-top housing in this area.


    There are significant housing opportunities within activities areas. Developments within activity centres and mixed use developments offer benefits for sustainability and accessibility, as well as providing a more lively economy.

    This means:

    • Residential above commercial buildings (shop top housing) or within either a Commercial 1
      Zone or Mixed Use Zone.
    • You may see apartments and shop-top housing in this area.


  • Low Density Residential Zone

    over 4 years ago

    The Low Density Residential Zones review was also conducted as part of the Housing Strategy, to assess how the LDRZ land will fit within Casey’s housing stock as a whole. Total of twenty precincts were previously identified and each precinct was reviewed through an assessment criterion.

    Findings from the Housing Market Assessment suggested that there was ongoing demand for ‘rural lifestyle’ and that the supply of such lots should be increased if possible. However, due to bushfire risk, landscape impact, drainage capacity, aboriginal cultural heritage, accessibility to services, infrastructure limitations, agency concerns and flooding issues, not all land in LDRZ will be suitable for further subdivision. It is recommended LDRZ areas should be retained at 0.4 hectares except for Precincts 7, 8, 17 and 18 where the minimum subdivision should be reduced to 0.2 hectares. For more information, please see our Low Density Residential Zone Position Paper.

    Informal drop in sessions have been planned specifically for the LDRZ residents, to find out where please see Key Dates, this will allow residents the opportunity to ask questions in person and provide feedback.

    The Low Density Residential Zones review was also conducted as part of the Housing Strategy, to assess how the LDRZ land will fit within Casey’s housing stock as a whole. Total of twenty precincts were previously identified and each precinct was reviewed through an assessment criterion.

    Findings from the Housing Market Assessment suggested that there was ongoing demand for ‘rural lifestyle’ and that the supply of such lots should be increased if possible. However, due to bushfire risk, landscape impact, drainage capacity, aboriginal cultural heritage, accessibility to services, infrastructure limitations, agency concerns and flooding issues, not all land in LDRZ will be suitable for further subdivision. It is recommended LDRZ areas should be retained at 0.4 hectares except for Precincts 7, 8, 17 and 18 where the minimum subdivision should be reduced to 0.2 hectares. For more information, please see our Low Density Residential Zone Position Paper.

    Informal drop in sessions have been planned specifically for the LDRZ residents, to find out where please see Key Dates, this will allow residents the opportunity to ask questions in person and provide feedback.