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.

GENMEET18MAY2015A General Meeting of members of the SouthEast Housing Co-operative Ltd began at 7:05 p.m and finished at 8:20 p.m on the 18 May 2015 at the Dandenong Club after an exhaustive agenda. There were 39 members at the meeting who adopted a new Strategic Plan 2015-2017, agreed to a Rule change, received a Mid-Year Report and adopted a Heating and Cooling Policy.  Director Debbie Dioguardi presented to the members the revised Strategic Plan 2015-2017 and outlined the major changes. Director Greg Nolan spoke to the members about the Rule change. The General Manager Ian McLaren presented the Mid-Year Report. Directors Andrea Lee, Shirley Faram and Tracey Hall explained the heating and cooling policy as being good for members and proving the co-operative difference - to appreciative murmurs from members.

View photos from the General Meeting.

Members in attendance were asked to rate the meeting in a brief survey and 36 members responded - 99.30% of those attending.

Was the information circulated before the meeting? Very Helpful 24 (66.66%) and Helpful 11 (30.55%)
Was the presentation at the meeting? Very Helpful 20 (55.55%) and Helpful 14 (38.88%)
Was the discussion at the meeting? Very Helpful 13 (36.11%) and Helpful 9 (25%)
Was the venue for the meeting? Very Good 28 (77.77%) and Good 6 (16.66%)
Was the location for the meeting? Very Good 24 (66.66%) and Good 8 (22.22%)
What is your overall rating of the meeting? Very Good 23 (63.58%) and Good 11 (30.55%)

changetwo17november2014There were many changes at the Annual General Meeting of the SouthEast Housing Co-operative Ltd on the evening of 17 November 2014 at the Dandenong Club, Dandenong. Fifty members were in attendance at the meeting. A major change was leadership with Andrea Lee replacing Shirley Faram as the co-operative's Chairperson. Shirley has been Chairperson of the co-operative since its formation in 2000 - except for a period of one year. Andrea has been the Deputy Chairperson and Secretary of the co-operative. The co-operative has a term limit for its Chairperson and is keen to promote and facilitate succession planning and this year Shirley had reached her term limit. From this year also the co-operative is introducing six year term limits for all directors of the co-operative. The photograph shows Andrea (left) being congratulated by Shirley (right) on her election.

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ar2014The SouthEast Housing Co-operative Ltd's Annual General Meeting will be held between 7:00 - 9:00 pm. on 17 November 2014 in the View Room at the Dandenong Club. The agenda will include the Annual Report, New Rules, the Services Charter and the Member Manual. General Manager Ian McLaren will also give a short talk on housing co-operatives in the United Kingdom. Members are reminded that they should either attend the meeting or provide a reason for not being able to attend the AGM.

This year's Annual Report continues the co-operative's commitment to accountability and transparency and includes detailed and comprehensive financial statements,  an analysis of Strategic Plan Priorities, Key Performance Measures at 30 June 2014, key future challenges for the co-operative and reproduces  the speech by the Registrar of Houding Agencies, Mr. Anthony Hardy, at the AGM on 18 November 2013. A copy of the Annual Report 2013-2014 can be downloaded.

At the Annual General Meeting on 17 November 2014 members co-operated in completing a survey on the AGM - 40 (80%) of the 50 members in attendance responded to the survey.

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dgroup26may2014A General Meeting of SouthEast Housing Co-operative Ltd in the evening of 26 May 2014 at the Dandenong Club was attended by 38 members with 26 members apologising for not being able to attend. The meeting received a Mid Year Report presented by the General Manager Ian McLaren.   The Mid Year Report has been introduced by the board this year as a new measure of accounbtability and transparency to members. This was followed by a report on the Victorian Government's New Directions for Social Housing and the Community Housing Federation of Victoria's report on Making Social Housing Work presented by Deputy Chairperson and Secretary Andrea Lee. Following the reports there were discussion groups on the theme of Security of Tenure.

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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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