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.

oecdThe current OECD Economic Surveys Australia December 2014 Overview comments  on housing. The review notes that success has been limited so far in addressing homelessness and in improving housing affordability. This observation is made within the context of the OECD also stating  that shared federal-state programs (e.g. housing) do not work as well as they could. The OECD supports an increased and broader GST and the possibility of State-based income taxes.

The OECD also notes that  Australia's relative poverty at 13.8 is higher than the OECD average of 11.1, income inequality is 0.324 compared with the OECD average of 9.308 and that public and private spending as a % of GDP is 2.5% on pensions compared with OECD average of 8.75%.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was established in 1961. it is headquartered in Paris, France and 34 countries are members - including Australia. There are 2500 staff and approximately 250 publications are published each year. OECD web site: http://www.oecd.org

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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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