Affordable Housing Strategy

City of Coffs Harbour recognises that a lack of affordable housing in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area is a significant issue that is likely to have adverse, long term social and economic effects and therefore must be addressed. We recognise that access to affordable, secure and appropriate housing is a basic human right.

Consequently, in 2021, Council resolved to prepare an Affordable Housing Strategy and Policy for the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area. In March 2022 Council adopted an Affordable Housing Policy. The Policy is available to view here.

In August 2023 Council endorsed a Draft Affordable Housing Strategy for public exhibition. Public exhibition was carried out between September and October 2023 and staff are currently reviewing feedback and submissions received. The Draft Affordable Housing Strategy will be presented to Council following the review of submissions. The Draft Strategy can be viewed on the City’s Have Your Say page here.

To assist the City to monitor and understand the issue of housing affordability the City has subscribed to a housing monitor which provides data on housing and housing affordability within the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area. The housing monitor can be accessed here.