Housing Diversity Strategy


Hume – a home for everybody

The housing challenge is one faced by Hume and suburbs across Melbourne. As our population grows, demand is created not only for more housing, but greater diversity in housing options.

When we prepared our community strategy, Hume Horizons 2040, the community told us they wanted to manage this population growth and facilitate more housing choice. Currently, 39% of our households comprise of only one or two people but only 10% of our homes have 1 and 2 bedrooms. The rest are 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes. This means that if these smaller households want to live in our municipality and in their community, they often have no choice but to live in a larger home even if they don’t need one or want one.

Council is committed to ensuring that Hume is a place with a home for everyone. A draft Housing Diversity Strategy has been prepared to provide solutions to our community’s housing needs now and into the future. It sets out a plan to create greater housing diversity and direct new housing to the most appropriate locations.

Council endorsed the draft Housing Diversity Strategy for community consultation at its meeting on 12 August 2019.

The strategy will be formally released for comment from 2 September to 13 October 2019. Council officers will be available to talk to you about the strategy during this consultation period.

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Key Dates
 Timeline_Mark_Completed.png Draft Housing Diversity Strategy adopted by Council 12 August 2019
 Timeline_Mark_FinalSteps.png Community consultation (2 September - 13 October 2019)  
Public Exhibition
September 2019
Hume Council Offices 
Pop-up Events and   
Drop-in Sessions  
Dates to be advised