Council invites input on Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper and Housing Survey

first_imgCouncil invites input on Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper and Housing Survey Parkes ShireParkes Shire Council is in the process of preparing a housing strategy to plan for the future housing needs in the Parkes Shire.The Parkes Shire Housing Strategy will set a 20 year vision for housing in the shire, in line with the NSW Government’s Local Housing Strategy Guideline and the Parkes Local Strategic Planning Statement 2041.The strategy also aims to address the full range of housing needs for the community, with a focus on areas where there are gaps in the housing market. A draft version of the Parkes Housing Strategy will be ready for public exhibition in later 2021.A Housing Issues Paper has been prepared to share the findings of Council’s preliminary investigations and encourage discussion and inputs from the wider community. The issues paper draws on a range of inputs, including demographic, housing and economic data, housing policy guidelines, housing sector strategies and studies undertaken for other places.Mayor of Parkes Shire Cr Ken Keith OAM said, “As Parkes attracts more residents, the provision of well located, diverse and good-quality housing is important to ensure that our Shire continues to increase its high standards of living and remains welcoming and accessible to a wide variety of people.“Council has a role to play in facilitating the supply of new housing that better matches the community’s preferences and needs. To plan for the future needs of our community, Council must set a strategic direction for housing policy to better inform land-use zoning and other planning controls,” added Cr Keith.Council is inviting the community to submit comments on the Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper that is currently on public exhibition until 31 March 2021, as well as complete the Housing Preference Survey to help plan for the housing needs for Parkes Shire now and into the future.To have your say, visit Your Say Parkes to view the issues paper and to complete the survey before Wednesday 31 March 2021. Alternatively, you send a written submission to Council, at PO Box 377 Parkes NSW 2870. Hard copies of the survey will also be available at Parkes Shire Council’s Administration Office at 2 Cecile Street, Parkes. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:community, council, Exhibition, future, Government, housing, Keith, local council, market, NSW, Parkes, Parkes Shire Council, planning, survey, visitlast_img read more