Local Housing Strategy

The Bellingen Shire Local Housing Strategy 2020-2040 was adopted by Council at its meeting of 29 January 2020 and referred to the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry & Environment for final approval. Final approval was issued for the Strategy on 15 April 2020.

The Housing Strategy is a plan to provide high-quality homes to all residents of Bellingen Shire and to make sure housing meets the needs and desires of our community. The Housing Strategy will guide development, decision-making and infrastructure priorities for the next 20 years, and has over 60 Actions that Council will now need to start implementing. The Local Housing Strategy supersedes those parts of the Bellingen Shire Growth Management Strategy 2007 that deal with development in the R1 Residential Zone.

The final approved documents can be viewed below.

Council wishes to thank every person who provided feedback over the course of developing the Strategy, and in helping us to deliver homes for our future!