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Affordable housing on Macedon Ranges’ agenda

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Macedon Ranges Shire Council has approved a draft Affordable Housing Policy for community consultation – a policy that will guide council decisions and actions relating to affordable housing in the shire.

A minimum investment of $30 million from the State Government’s Big Housing Build initiative has been allocated to the Macedon Ranges.

Following community consultation earlier this year, council endorsed a proposal for a new 12-unit development at 3-5 Noel Street in Lancefield.

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Council will procced into a lease of the property with Wintringham Housing for a 20-year term, with Wintringham to be responsible for the next steps in the process including lodging a planning permit and further community consultation.

Mayor Annette Death said residents were welcome to submit feedback on the new policy.

“I encourage people to read through this important policy and have their say. The Noel Street proposal is a prime example of the positive outcomes that the policy is aiming to achieve,” she said.

Feedback is invited on the draft Affordable Housing Policy until Sunday, with more information available at .

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