Delos Delta was contracted by Dubbo Regional Council to develop a Short-Term Worker Accommodation Strategy.
Dubbo has seen a large increase in population with further increases forecast in years to come. Like many regional areas, Dubbo has seen population increases driven by the pandemic with the rise of remote working leading to many metropolitan workers seeking the quieter regional lifestyle as well as more affordable housing.
Major infrastructure investment has brought high volumes of workers into the region – estimated to be as high as 5000 at its peak over coming years. Major infrastructure projects including the new Dubbo Bridge, increased mining activity, and the $10bn Central-West Orana Renewable Energy Zone.
This additional demand and booming property market has placed considerable stress on the local housing market – rental vacancies are at record lows and rents have increased materially.
Dubbo Regional Council were seeking a range of short, medium and long term solutions to this significant challenge.
Through extensive stakeholder consultation and research, Delos Delta were able to analyse the state of the Dubbo region housing market and map, financial and political constraints. Delos Delta quantified the current and projected shortfall in short and long term housing.
Delos Delta designed a range of short, medium and long term solutions for the client which sets them on a path to effectively and sustainably meet their accommodation and housing needs.