Defining key worker housing
Affordable housing is essential infrastructure and is vital to improve the liveability of our city. It supports the diversity of our community and the productivity of our economy.
Through our Council Plan, the City of Melbourne is committed to facilitating more affordable housing for key workers. We have reaffirmed this in our Affordable Housing Strategy and are developing policy to secure affordable rental housing for key workers.
The next step in facilitating this housing is to prepare a draft definition of “key worker housing” and seek feedback from the community and our industry partners.
In Melbourne, decades of under-investment in affordable housing combined with significant population growth and rising housing costs means there is a severe shortage of affordable homes for people on very low to moderate incomes.
City of Melbourne conducted research in 2023 to help us understand who the key workers are in our city, and how we can support more people on low and moderate incomes to live in the city.
Now, the City of Melbourne is encouraging everybody to read the draft definition and have their say.
Timeline item 1 - active
Community consultation open
16 October to 10 December 2023
Timeline item 2 - incomplete
Findings analysed and definition refined: December to January 2024
Timeline item 3 - incomplete
Final recommended definition
Final recommended definition presented to Future Melbourne Committee meeting: March 2024
Community engagement findings
Timeline item 1 - complete
Community consultation is open
24 May to 14 June 2023
Timeline item 2 - complete
Survey findings are analysed and report written
July to August 2023
Timeline item 3 - complete
Report taken to Future Melbourne Committee meeting
5 September 2023