Homelessness Plan

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Thank you for all of the responses we received to help inform our inaugural Homelessness Plan. All contributions have been reviewed and the consultation summary is now uploaded for your information. It is expected following further focused engagement the draft Plan will be presented to Council for exhibition in early 2021.

Access to safe and secure shelter is a basic human right. We’ve taken the Hunter Ending Homelessness Pledge and adopted a Homelessness Policy Commitment taking action to end homelessness in Lake Macquarie.

Using evidence based, long-term solutions and a connection to our community, we'll work collaboratively with our community and local services to ensure people suffering with homelessness have the opportunity to thrive.

Thank you for all of the responses we received to help inform our inaugural Homelessness Plan. All contributions have been reviewed and the consultation summary is now uploaded for your information. It is expected following further focused engagement the draft Plan will be presented to Council for exhibition in early 2021.

Access to safe and secure shelter is a basic human right. We’ve taken the Hunter Ending Homelessness Pledge and adopted a Homelessness Policy Commitment taking action to end homelessness in Lake Macquarie.

Using evidence based, long-term solutions and a connection to our community, we'll work collaboratively with our community and local services to ensure people suffering with homelessness have the opportunity to thrive.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please complete the survey below and help us find solutions to assist those experiencing homelessness now and prevent it in the future.

    Across NSW and Australia, homelessness is increasing. The percentage of homelessness statistics made up of people sleeping rough is on average seven per cent across the state. The definition has extended to include those who are living in temporary accommodation, which now makes up the largest percentage of homelessness cases. Even though Lake Macquarie is below the average, we've committed to taking action to end homelessness across the City.

    Your contribution will help inform the development of a draft Homelessness Plan. The survey takes five minutes to complete.

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