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 draft Strategy is now open for feedback and comment.  The closing date for submissions is 15 October 2019.  You can read a summary of the draft Housing Diversity Strategy in the Fact Sheet.  

The Strategy identifies four levels of housing change: 

The High and Moderate change areas are proposed in or around the Craigieburn, Sunbury, Roxburgh Park and Broadmeadows Town Centres, which are close to jobs, public transport, shops and services.  Most of Hume’s established areas will be managed for Limited or Gradual Change. This will maintain current development rights in areas that are further from town centres and train stations or have constraints such as aircraft noise.  

How can I find out more? 

You can search a property and find out which change area it is using our online interactive property search tool.  


Note: Every care has been taken to ensure the information provided by the draft Housing Diversity interactive tool is correct. However, Hume City Council does not accept any liability to any person or organisation for the information it provides. 

Council officers will also be available to answer your questions at six local events: 

Comment_IcontShopping Centre Pop-Up Stalls:  

Broadmeadows Shopping Centre

Friday, 6 September

11:30am – 2pm

Roxburgh Park Shopping Centre

Friday 13 September

2pm - 4:30pm

Sunbury Square

Monday, 30 September

11:30am – 2pm

Craigieburn Shopping Centre

Tuesday, 1 October

9:30am – 12pm


Comment_IcontInformation Drop-In Sessions:

RSVP for the Drop In Sessions by email to: StrategicPlanningPublicFolder@hume.vic.gov.au or call Strategic Planning on 9205 2371.

Broadmeadows Global Learning Centre

Tuesday, 10 September

6pm – 8pm

Sunbury Neighbourhood House

Thursday, 12 September

6pm – 8pm

Craigieburn Global Learning Centre

Monday, 16 September

6pm – 8pm

icon_phone.png Further enquiries phone Council’s Strategic Planning department on 9205 2371.  

To have your say and provide feedback: 

icon_survey.png Complete a short survey here (5 minutes)

icon_email.png Email to: email@hume.vic.gov.au 

icon_letter.pngPost: Manager Strategic Planning, Hume City Council, PO Box 119, Dallas, VIC, 3047.

 If you’d like to receive updates on the release of the Housing Diversity Strategy and how you can have your say, please register your details here.

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Key Dates
Draft Housing Diversity Strategy
12 Aug 2019
Community consultation
Submissions close Tues 15 Oct 2019.
Updated Draft Housing Diversity Strategy (2020)