Have your say on the future of housing in Manningham

8 Apr 2024
Liveable Places and Spaces

Contributions to this consultation are now closed. 

Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback on the Manningham Residential Discussion Paper in April/May 2024.

We’re inviting the community to have their say on our Residential Discussion Paper to help shape the future of housing in Manningham.

Take the survey

Over the next 12 years, our population is expected to increase by around 18,000 people, to more than 144,000 people. This means we’ll need close to 8,000 new homes across Manningham.

We're reviewing the Manningham Residential Strategy 2012 to help plan for and manage future housing growth and change – so that it best meets the ongoing needs of the community. The Residential Strategy will consider the type of homes required for the future, where new homes should be built and how to provide greater housing choice.

Manningham Mayor, Cr Carli Lange said, "Manningham is renowned for its balance of city and country, admired for its unique range of urban and leafy suburbs, rural lifestyle areas and vibrant activity centres.”

“Our current Residential Strategy has been successful in guiding how we have managed growth across Manningham – directing higher density development into the right locations,” Cr Lange said.

“When planning for future housing, it’s important that we support the emerging needs of our growing community, while also respecting the valued neighbourhood attributes of Manningham.

“We also need to carefully plan and manage the future of housing to provide for a range of incomes, lifestyles and life stages,” Cr Lange said.

The first stage in developing the Residential Strategy is the preparation of the Manningham Residential Discussion Paper. The Discussion Paper considers a range of housing matters, including the existing and future housing needs of the Manningham community. 

Your feedback on the Discussion Paper will help us better understand community views, priorities, needs and expectations relating to housing. It will help inform the development of the draft Residential Strategy, which we plan to exhibit for community consultation in 2025.

Our short survey closes on 19 May 2024.

Participants to the survey will have the opportunity to enter the draw to win one of three $100 Westfield gift vouchers.

Attend a focus group session

We’re also running two focus group sessions to discuss the future of housing in Manningham during May. 

For more information and to register for a focus group session, visit Your Say Manningham.