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Affordable Housing Strategy

Our 10-year Affordable Housing Strategy outlines our commitment to deliver, plan, advocate for and deliver more affordable housing in the City of Melbourne. 

A building and trees on Highlander Lane.

Our commitment includes: 

  • Ensuring up to 25 per cent of all future residential development on land owned by the City of Melbourne is dedicated to affordable housing.
  • Leasing a City of Melbourne-owned site to a community housing provider to deliver a long term affordable rental housing project in the next five years, seeking funding from the Victorian Government Big Housing Build.
  • Committing a City of Melbourne-owned site for a supported housing project to address homelessness in the next five years.
  • Advocating to the Victorian Government for planning reform and long-term sustainable funding.
  • Advocating to the Australian Government to deliver a long-term National Housing and Homelessness Strategy. The strategy should commit to systemic change in the housing market and increase funding for affordable housing. 

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our acknowledgement

  • Torres Strait Islander Flag
  • Aboriginal People Flag

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.