The Council, in its submission on the Macquarie Point Masterplan, requested that consideration be given to the provision of affordable and social housing being accommodated on the site. The City Planning Committee Agenda 5 October 2015 includes a report to the Council that raises some concerns about affordable housing at Macquarie Point. At this stage, no amendment relating to affordable housing has been passed. As Tasmania’s Peak body for Housing and Homelessness services, Shelter Tas makes this representation including expert background about affordable housing in Tasmania, and drawing on our consultations with members and stakeholders including the Environmental Defenders Office. We suggest an amendment that would support the development of affordable housing at Macquarie Point. Click here to read the full document.