Draft Parkes Shire Housing Strategy on Exhibition

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The Draft Parkes Shire Housing Strategy 2021 is now on public exhibition and submission are invited from public until close of business Friday 5 July 2021.

To make a formal submission, you must do so in writing to:

The General Manager, Parkes Shire Council, PO Box 337, PARKES NSW 2870 or email: council@parkes.nsw.gov.au

The Parkes Shire Housing Strategy sets a 20 year vision for housing in the Parkes Shire, in line with the NSW Government’s Local Housing Strategy Guideline and the Parkes Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) 2041.

The strategy responds to the evidence base and key trends shaping future housing demand and supply in the Parkes Shire.

The Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper and Housing Preference Surveys undertaken in March 2021 provided important insights into the local conditions in the Shire as well as the future challenges for housing into the future. A key finding of these preliminary investigations is that all settlements in the Parkes Shire have adequate land capacity to support additional freestanding housing in a low growth scenario, consistent with demand over the life of the Parkes LSPS 2041.

Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper

The Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper has already been prepared and publicly exhibited. The Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper and Housing Strategy must be read together in order to understand the approach and rationale for housing in the Parkes Shire.

Why is housing important?

Where we live is important, as it provides a secure base to conduct our daily lives and a sense of place and belonging. Most would agree that our homes have been incredibly important throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. People all over the world are rethinking how they can use their homes for work and leisure as well as to be more self-sufficient and connected to the world. This means building neighbourhoods that make the link between amenity, security and connectivity.

Planning for our housing future

The Parkes Shire population is projected to grow and change over time, putting pressure on existing infrastructure and services, the environment and housing supply. As Parkes attracts more residents, the provision of well located, diverse and good-quality housing will become even more important to ensure that our shire continues to increase its high standards of living and remains welcoming and accessible to a wide variety of people.


Past consultations

April-May 2021 - Parkes Shire Housing Strategy Issues Paper & Housing Preferences Survey.

Council invited the community to submit comments on the Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper, as well as complete the Housing Preference Survey to help plan for the housing needs for Parkes Shire now and into the future. Both online guest book comments and written submissions to Council to Council were invited.

The feedback from the exhibition of the Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper, Housing Preference Surveys (80 in total) and conversations with local professionals involved in the housing supply sector suggests that many people in the shire have a desire for large lot residential blocks.




The Draft Parkes Shire Housing Strategy 2021 is now on public exhibition and submission are invited from public until close of business Friday 5 July 2021.

To make a formal submission, you must do so in writing to:

The General Manager, Parkes Shire Council, PO Box 337, PARKES NSW 2870 or email: council@parkes.nsw.gov.au

The Parkes Shire Housing Strategy sets a 20 year vision for housing in the Parkes Shire, in line with the NSW Government’s Local Housing Strategy Guideline and the Parkes Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) 2041.

The strategy responds to the evidence base and key trends shaping future housing demand and supply in the Parkes Shire.

The Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper and Housing Preference Surveys undertaken in March 2021 provided important insights into the local conditions in the Shire as well as the future challenges for housing into the future. A key finding of these preliminary investigations is that all settlements in the Parkes Shire have adequate land capacity to support additional freestanding housing in a low growth scenario, consistent with demand over the life of the Parkes LSPS 2041.

Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper

The Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper has already been prepared and publicly exhibited. The Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper and Housing Strategy must be read together in order to understand the approach and rationale for housing in the Parkes Shire.

Why is housing important?

Where we live is important, as it provides a secure base to conduct our daily lives and a sense of place and belonging. Most would agree that our homes have been incredibly important throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. People all over the world are rethinking how they can use their homes for work and leisure as well as to be more self-sufficient and connected to the world. This means building neighbourhoods that make the link between amenity, security and connectivity.

Planning for our housing future

The Parkes Shire population is projected to grow and change over time, putting pressure on existing infrastructure and services, the environment and housing supply. As Parkes attracts more residents, the provision of well located, diverse and good-quality housing will become even more important to ensure that our shire continues to increase its high standards of living and remains welcoming and accessible to a wide variety of people.


Past consultations

April-May 2021 - Parkes Shire Housing Strategy Issues Paper & Housing Preferences Survey.

Council invited the community to submit comments on the Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper, as well as complete the Housing Preference Survey to help plan for the housing needs for Parkes Shire now and into the future. Both online guest book comments and written submissions to Council to Council were invited.

The feedback from the exhibition of the Parkes Shire Housing Issues Paper, Housing Preference Surveys (80 in total) and conversations with local professionals involved in the housing supply sector suggests that many people in the shire have a desire for large lot residential blocks.




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