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Wollongong City Council

Affordable Housing

Housing needs in our community are changing. We are responding to this and considering how we can address current housing issues and ease housing stress. We are also looking at the types of housing we might need in the future.

Council has limited control over many of the things that can influence housing. These can include market forces, industry trends or NSW Government policies. However, it’s vital we work to provide well-planned and connected housing opportunities, and the right services that continue to improve the city’s liveability.

Housing Strategy

Planning for housing is an important role that Council provides at a local level. Council adopted the Wollongong Housing Strategy PDF, 10610.09 KB in February 2023.

The Housing Strategy was informed by community feedback. Its aim is to guide Council on how we will manage and plan for housing across the Wollongong area over the next 10 to 20 years.

The Housing Strategy looks to balance our growing community’s needs with measures to protect our local environment, infrastructure requirements and meet housing targets set by the NSW Government.

You can also visit the NSW Government website to learn more about affordable housing.

Affordable rental housing

Council has awarded over $10 million in funding to two separate service providers to provide affordable rental housing and home ownership programs in the Wollongong area.

Council will continue working with service providers to make sure these programs are successfully delivered. We will continue to work closely with other government agencies and service providers to support the right type of housing delivery.

Housing monitor

Wollongong's .idcommunity profile includes Housing Monitor information about housing supply and demand, housing diversity, affordability and availability.