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.

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Housing assistance remains important for many Australians, particularly with increasing households experiencing 'housing stress', according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

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There were 68 responses received – a 42.767% response rate from 159 households.

The survey has confirmed that the aim of making the newsletter more accessible and accountable has succeeded.

Over 64.7% read all the newsletter and a majority of 55.9% retain copies. The overall view of the newsletter is positive - 17.6% Excellent, 35.3% Very Good and 41.2% Good. The overall view of articles was 11.76% Excellent, 38.24% Very Good and 39.71% Good.

For views on the coverage of board issues, tenancy issues, maintenance issues and co-operatives and co-operation:

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Information on dwelling tenure is now available from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing - owned outright, owned with mortgage, rented and other,

For Australia, the percentage of properties rented increased from 28.1% in 2006 to 29.6% in 2011. For Melbournbe, the percentage of properties rented increased from 25.2% in 2006 to 27.2% in 2011. For Victoria, the percentage of properties rented increased from 24.6% in 2006 to 26.5% in 2011.

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Three surveys of members views are currently underway - SouthEast Services Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction Survey, Housing Futures Survey (May 2012) and SouthEast Documentary Survey (June 2012),

When available, the results will be published here.


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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