Council news – 13 February 2024

Published on 13 February 2024

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Affordable housing one step closer

Thank you to everyone who responded to the affordable housing proposal for Maldon and Newstead.

Community feedback was extensive, and involved face-to-face meetings with groups and stakeholder organisations, community information sessions, and an online and hardcopy survey.

Councillors considered your input, and at the December Council meeting, decided to proceed with the proposal to lease land at 10 Steele Street, Maldon and 2A Canrobert Street, Newstead to Wintringham Housing.

Wintringham Housing will now explore funding opportunities to support the provision of affordable housing at the nominated locations.

“There is a long way to go before there are new homes in the ground, but this is step in the right direction,” said Mayor Driscoll.

To find out more about Council’s work to increase affordable housing in the shire, visit

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