Planning for our future

Housing our community

Housing our community

As our lifestyles and circumstances change it is important that we are able to live in the type of housing we need or want in the areas where we want to be. One size does not fit all when it comes to housing. What suits one person may not suit another. What suits us today may not suit us in 10 or 20 years.

Many factors affect our choices and the opportunities that are available in the places we want to live. Some of these can be influenced by Council and some rely on other factors such as market forces, industry trends or State Government policy.

What the future mix of housing may look like and where across Sutherland Shire it may be located, is what we are starting to think about now.

Planning for change

Over the next 20 years Sutherland Shire will experience some change. We already know Sutherland Shire, like other areas, will need to accommodate a proportion of Greater Sydney’s population. Our existing community will also continue to change and so will their needs.

Council’s role is to plan for the existing and upcoming needs and expectations of our community while balancing Local and State Government priorities. We are now starting to look at housing options for 10-20 years in the future. By doing this we intend that the right type of homes will be made available for our residents in the right locations and connected to infrastructure, jobs, open space, services and entertainment options.

As a first step, we want to hear from our community on their own housing requirements and preferences. We also want to hear about the places and neighbourhoods that people love and those that they think could change.

How to get involved

There are a few ways you can have your say on future housing for our community. You can contribute using one, two or all three of the tools below:

1. Use our planning tool to quickly build your housing plan

Tell us what types of housing you would like to see in Sutherland Shire.

2. Take the survey to share your own requirements

Explore your own current and future housing preferences.

3. Use the mapping tool to share your ideas across Sutherland Shire

Show where different types of housing could go, the neighbourhoods and characteristics that you like.

Housing our community

As our lifestyles and circumstances change it is important that we are able to live in the type of housing we need or want in the areas where we want to be. One size does not fit all when it comes to housing. What suits one person may not suit another. What suits us today may not suit us in 10 or 20 years.

Many factors affect our choices and the opportunities that are available in the places we want to live. Some of these can be influenced by Council and some rely on other factors such as market forces, industry trends or State Government policy.

What the future mix of housing may look like and where across Sutherland Shire it may be located, is what we are starting to think about now.

Planning for change

Over the next 20 years Sutherland Shire will experience some change. We already know Sutherland Shire, like other areas, will need to accommodate a proportion of Greater Sydney’s population. Our existing community will also continue to change and so will their needs.

Council’s role is to plan for the existing and upcoming needs and expectations of our community while balancing Local and State Government priorities. We are now starting to look at housing options for 10-20 years in the future. By doing this we intend that the right type of homes will be made available for our residents in the right locations and connected to infrastructure, jobs, open space, services and entertainment options.

As a first step, we want to hear from our community on their own housing requirements and preferences. We also want to hear about the places and neighbourhoods that people love and those that they think could change.

How to get involved

There are a few ways you can have your say on future housing for our community. You can contribute using one, two or all three of the tools below:

1. Use our planning tool to quickly build your housing plan

Tell us what types of housing you would like to see in Sutherland Shire.

2. Take the survey to share your own requirements

Explore your own current and future housing preferences.

3. Use the mapping tool to share your ideas across Sutherland Shire

Show where different types of housing could go, the neighbourhoods and characteristics that you like.

Build Your Own Housing Plan


CLOSED: This consultation has concluded.
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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