Our mission is to provide affordable, secure, financially and environmentally sustainable housing for people on low incomes, primarily in the South and East of Melbourne who are committed to cooperative democracy and engagement.


The services provided by SouthEast define its reality as a housing co-op. SouthEast commits to ensuring its long term capacity to continuous improvement of all services.


Members own and control their co-op and this is the essential characteristic of SouthEast. The board represents the members best through its obligation to be representative, accountable and transparent.


SouthEast is committed to the values of cooperation, voluntary membership, democratic control, autonomy & independence, co-op education and cooperation between co-ops.

AndreaFirstBoardFollowing the Annual General Meeting on the 17 November 2014, the SouthEast board met on 28 November 2014 at the SouthEast Office - chaired for the first time by new Chairperson Andrea Lee. In the picture at the top of the table Andrea Lee chairs her first board meeting.

The board discussed the Annual General Meeting and was pleased with the 45 members who attended and their responses to surveys on the AGM and the Annual Report. The board decided, however, to write to all members who did not attend the meeting to seek an explanation for their absence.

The meeting also elected the following office-bearers:

Deputy Chairperson - Shirley Faram
Secretary - Greg Nolan
Deputy Secretary - Gayle Koubwere
Business and Finance Convenor - Tracey Hall
Governance and Policy Convenor - Shirley Faram
Audit Committee Convenor - Steve Kropf


The next SouthEast Housing Ltd board meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. 28 November 2014 at the SEHC Office. The board agenda will inclufe reviewing the Annual General Meeting, considering progress in planning for the Xmas Party on 7 December 2014 and electing office-bearers  - Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Deputy Chairperson and Convenors of the Audit, Business and Finance and Governance and Policy Committees.

The Annual Report 2012-2013 is in its final stages. It is the most important document prepared each year by the board for members of SouthEast. This year's Annual Report was initially reviewed by the board's Governance and Policy Committee and, then submitted to the board for approval. The audited financial statements were reviewed by the Audit Committee and, then, submitted to the board for approval.  The Annual Report also reviews the co-operative's Strategy Plan, includes the Risk Management Plan and Key Performance Measures. In the photograph L-R Dale Carroll(Compliance and Development Officer), Andrew Murray (Gatsby) and Ian McLaren (General Manager) are finalising the Annual Report for the printer.

At its meeting on 30 August 2013, the board of SEHC adopted a new IT policy:

Information and Communication Technology

1.0  Purpose

SouthEast Housing Co-operative Ltd (SEHC) provides an extensive range of computing and communication facilities and infrastructure for use by staff and other authorised people.

The purpose of this policy is to describe the in principle position, on the management, operation, maintenance and development of this important infrastructure.

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SouthEast Housing Co-operative Ltd
Plaza Business Centre, the Hub, Level 3,
26 to 36 McCrae St. Dandenong 3175

Telephone: 03 9706 8005

Fax: 03 9706 8558

PO Box 7141 Dandenong Victoria 3175


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