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  • Project: Affordable Housing Study

  • Location: Inner South-East Melbourne

  • Client: Inner South-East Metropolitan Partnership (Bayside, Boroondara, Glen Eira and Stonnington Councils)

  • Date: 2019

Project Description

 

With the cost of housing increasing, local government has a significant role to play in improving affordable accommodation options throughout Australia.  

 

To better understand this complex issue, MGS was engaged by the Inner South-East Metropolitan Partnership of local councils to investigate the challenges and opportunities for each municipality through an Affordable Housing Study. 

 

Our approach to the Study ensures each council has a suite of tools to implement. We outlined the social, economic and political benefits of affordable housing as it applies to each council and helped identify what mechanisms for change are available and achievable. Through a series of workshops, we helped each council tailor the Study to ensure it meets their needs. 

 

The Study includes a spatial analysis of appropriate locations for affordable housing within each of the LGAs – typically along rail corridors and spanning LGA boundaries – with customised statutory tools, land, funding, and partnership opportunities.  

 

This project has informed the councils’ submission to Home Victoria’s 10-Year Strategy for Social and Affordable Housing, and has informed their strategies and implementation, including the inaugural Social and Affordable Housing Strategy at Glen Eira and Bayside’s Affordable Housing Strategy 

 

Read: 

 

Why do we need investment in Affordable Housing and why should the development industry support it? By MGS Director, Rob McGauran. 

 

“I don’t think there is anyone in the architecture arena who has done more for the advancement of social housing. PPHA are fortunate to have MGS Architects as partners.” Karen Barnett CEO, Port Phillip Housing Association. Our Chapel Street Affordable Hou 

 

MGS Architects hosted How do we build the next generation of affordable housing? at Melbourne Design Week, 2019 

 

Collaborators: 

SGS Economics 

University of Melbourne 

With the cost of housing increasing, local government has a significant role to play in improving affordable accommodation options throughout Australia.  

 

To better understand this complex issue, MGS was engaged by the Inner South-East Metropolitan Partnership of local councils to investigate the challenges and opportunities for each municipality through an Affordable Housing Study. 

 

Our approach to the Study ensures each council has a suite of tools to implement. We outlined the social, economic and political benefits of affordable housing as it applies to each council and helped identify what mechanisms for change are available and achievable. Through a series of workshops, we helped each council tailor the Study to ensure it meets their needs. 

 

The Study includes a spatial analysis of appropriate locations for affordable housing within each of the LGAs – typically along rail corridors and spanning LGA boundaries – with customised statutory tools, land, funding, and partnership opportunities.  

 

This project has informed the councils’ submission to Home Victoria’s 10-Year Strategy for Social and Affordable Housing, and has informed their strategies and implementation, including the inaugural Social and Affordable Housing Strategy at Glen Eira and Bayside’s Affordable Housing Strategy 

 

Read: 

 

Why do we need investment in Affordable Housing and why should the development industry support it? By MGS Director, Rob McGauran. 

 

“I don’t think there is anyone in the architecture arena who has done more for the advancement of social housing. PPHA are fortunate to have MGS Architects as partners.” Karen Barnett CEO, Port Phillip Housing Association. Our Chapel Street Affordable Hou 

 

MGS Architects hosted How do we build the next generation of affordable housing? at Melbourne Design Week, 2019 

 

Collaborators: 

SGS Economics 

University of Melbourne 

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