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.

wmgo1944BarnettbBurtHeath 001In We Must Go On authors F.O. Barnett, W.O.Burt and F. Heath  appeal for "creative leadership and for a conscious direction of these forces which make for National prosperity and real happiness. it is an appeal for a pattern or plan on which to build the moral and material foundations of a better community life. We want a plan that will fit into the elastic framework of our democratic way of living." ( p 3)

"As we are planning in war-time so let us plan for the peace we fight for. There is a besetting danger that instead of planning at long range for the post-war era we may resort, without much or any forethought, to a series of short-range, cold, economic, fragmentary and wasteful expedients providing a temporary and fictitious prosperity for a few years only to end in another disastrous depression." ( p 7)

Their plan includes self-contained towns and garden cities. (pp 29-31)  They propose "the organisation and establishment of co-operative activities both in existing enterprises and in the commencement of new ones and by giving to producers and workers a greater share in the management, responsibility, and control of industry." ( p 65)

We Must Go On - A study of planned reconstruction and housing
F.O. Barnett, W.O. Burt and F.Heath
The Book Depot, 288 Little Collins St, Melbourne

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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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