Submission to the Lake Macquarie City Council Draft Housing Strategy
UDIA congratulates Lake Macquarie City Council (Council) on the release on its draft Housing Strategy and commends Council for commissioning and utilising substantial background studies to inform its findings, objectives and actions. UDIA believes that strategies and plans should always be based on strong evidence, and Council has clearly endeavoured to understand the local government area’s (LGA) housing supply, demand and preference circumstances. We are particularly supportive of Council’s intention to enhance and utilise its local urban development program (UDP) as it considers choices for policy changes impacting housing delivery.
While UDIA generally supports the Objectives and Actions of the draft Strategy, we appreciate this opportunity to offer our recommendations for improvement and clarification. This submission highlights the key issues that we have identified on behalf of our members which include a range of major developers operating within Lake Macquarie.