Affordable Housing Policy Statement


Hobsons Bay City Council has a long history of encouraging the creation of affordable housing through policy. Council has had an affordable housing policy since 2002 and through regular reviews of the policy has aimed to collaborate with the private sector and state government to create affordable housing within the municipality.

Housing costs in the middle ring municipalities such as Hobsons Bay have increased significantly over recent times. Given its close proximity to the Melbourne CBD, infrastructure, and open space, the cost of housing in Hobsons Bay has become a barrier to a sizeable proportion of households wanting to rent or buy a home in the municipality. In order to maintain the diversity of residents who have traditionally lived in the municipality, a range of interventions and advocacy is required to ensure the city’s housing stock caters for households across the socio-economic spectrum.

Affordable Housing Statement

The purpose of the affordable housing policy statement is to articulate Council’s commitment to ensuring all households in the municipality are able to live in affordable, secure and appropriate housing that meets their needs, particularly those with low and moderate incomes.

For more information on the Affordable Housing Policy Statement, please contact the Social and Strategic Planning team on 1300 179 944 or at