Q1: What are the components of population change forecast in Willoughby to 2036?
Q2: Where will additional housing be predominantly located?
The Draft Housing Strategy concludes that in terms of strategic directions the additional 6,700 dwellings estimated as required to 2036 can be accommodated by applying 3 focus areas as follows:
· Focus area 1in existing medium and high density zones, (R3 and R4) that have not as yet been developed to the full potential of the zone.
· Focus area 2in the proposed B4 Mixed Use zone which surround the B3 Commercial Core of the Central Business District as identified in The Chatswood CBD Planning and Urban Design Strategy to 2036.
· Focus area 3in the local centres identified in Draft Local Centres Strategy as per the potential changes proposed for:
· East Chatswood
· Penshurst Street
· Willoughby South
Q3: What will be the proposed / likely housing mix to 2036?
Q4: Will there be an increase in the provision of affordable housing?
Affordable housing is housing that is rented to people on low to moderate incomes. Council has been implementing its affordable housing program since 1999. The purpose of the affordable housing program is to maintain diversity and social mix of the community and retain a workforce that can undertake service industries that are essential to the Chatswood and St Leonards Business Districts and industrial areas. Affordable housing is open to a broader range of incomes than traditional public social housing and is managed more like a private rental property.
Willoughby Local Environmental Plan 2012 requires 4% of the total floor space of new dwellings within identified Willoughby Local Housing Precincts to be provided as affordable housing.
The Draft Housing Strategy proposes an amended Affordable Housing provision of 7% in the short term rising to 10% by 2026.
Q5: Will the Feasibility Analysis report by Hill PDA be made available in full?