Corangamite Shire Council's 'Unlocking Housing' Project Revealed
Up to 140 residential blocks, are set to be created to attract workers and create jobs in Simpson and Timboon.
The Corangamite Shire’s ‘Unlocking Housing’ project, will aim to set the towns up for a secure and prosperous future.
Mayor Ruth Gstrein said the influx of energy sector construction workers and the loss of long-term rental properties to short term accommodation, were making finding somewhere to live increasingly difficult.
“While the local economy benefits from visitors, this has driven up rents with some going up as much as 10 per cent in past year,” Cr Gstrein said.
“The shortage of rental houses makes it very difficult for local workers to afford accommodation, that then affects businesses which can’t get staff"