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.

Discussion Group Reports
General Meeting 20 May 2013

Members were invited to form focus groups during the General Meeting to address this question: How can services be improved?

There were two rounds of discussion by six discussion groups Numbers 1 through to 6.

Round One discussion groups. 15 minutes

Round Two discussion groups 15 minutes

The discussion groups were followed by:

Report back session 15 minutes

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GM20May2013DGDespite a cold and wet night, 32 members  attended the SouthEast Housing Co-operative Ltd General Meeting between 7:10 - 9:15p.m. on Monday 20 May 2013  in the View Room at the Dandenong Club, Dandenong.

The meeting adopted a new Strategic Directions 2013-2016, agreed to discontinue the Communications Working Group, considered the differences between  HPF and General Leases and provided guidelines for the board on its negotiations with DHS through the Community Housing Federation of Victoria.

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Cooperative Housing Forum - Current Challenges 2013.
Sat 23 March 2013 , United Housing Co-op, Yarraville.
report by Greg Nolan

In Attendance :   Steve Staikos , Lesley Dredge (CHFV), Vivian Routley, Clive (CEHL), Greg Maloney, Alexa (Northcote RHC), Shirley Faram, Jan Dickson, Greg Nolan ( South East RHC), Jasper Coghlan, Trevor, Rode ( Eastern Suburbs RHC), Julie, Mark ( Williamstown RHC ), Dave, Sonia, Janet Liersch, Chris ( United Housing Co-op) ... Apologies to anyone not listed.

1. Welcome and Introductions.

2. Round the table – News and Information.

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shirleyhohnandrace27november2012On Tuesday 27 November 2012 the report Co-operative Rental Housing - A neglected housing option in the midst of a housing crisis was launched.  The report was written for Victoria's rental housing co-operatives by the Borderlands Co-operative. Speakers at the launch were Race Matthews, Karren Walker, Shirley Faram and Jacques Boulet.

The launch was at Murundaka - an ecologically sustainable designed co-housing complex of 18 units - part of Earth CERC.

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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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