Darebin is growing and changing. Let's shape our future together.

Darebin's population is growing and changing. It is anticipated Darebin will be home to an additional 46,465 residents, 24,093 households and 26,775 dwellings by 2036

(Darebin Housing Demand and Supply Analysis, SGS Economics and Planning 2020)

We are developing a new Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study to shape how housing will be planned for, delivered and experienced as Darebin continues to grow and change over the next 20 years.

Housing Conversation

Housing Conversation

Stage 1 of this community engagement ‘Housing Conversation’ closed on 8 August 2022. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

The feedback from all the activities will now be analysed and included in an engagement report. The results will be used to help inform the development of the draft Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study.

The community engagement report and the draft Housing Strategy and Neighbourhood Character Study will be reported to a Council meeting later in 2022. Following this, there will be another opportunity for the community to have their say.

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You can read more about the Stage 1 consultation under the 'Stage 1 engagement' tab on the right.

Stage 1 engagement (closed on 8 August)

Information about Stage 1 engagement

This survey has closed

Take the 2022 Darebin Housing and Liveability survey

If you live, work or socialise in Darebin and have something to say about its housing, we want to hear from you. Tell us how you think Darebin’s housing can best meet the needs of our diverse community in the future by participating in a municipal wide Housing Conversation that will be held between 28 June and 8 August.

There are a range of ways to get involved:

  • Speak to us at a pop-up session (additional venues and dates to be confirmed)
  • Tell us about your neighbourhood via the interactive map below
  • Register to attend a group discussion
  • Complete the online survey
  • Contact the project team via 8470 8439 or planningservices@darebin.vic.gov.au

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What else is happening now?

Community consultation on Council’s Draft Vision for Future Preston, strategic issues and opportunities and draft Preston Central Built Form Framework has also completed. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

Visit yoursay.darebin.vic.gov.au/futurepreston to find out more information.