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The Housing Matters Action Group (HMAG) has 300 members with a core group of 30 active volunteers who really make things happen. Our membership is a mix of interested community members, representatives from relevant government and non-government organisations and interested people with expertise from across the housing system.

Volunteers are the driving force behind our Working Groups and Events. Their commitment and dedication speak to the care we have for each other as a community and our ability to make change when we work together.

We meet on the third Thursday of the month from 4.30-6.00 PM at the Bellingen Sustainability Centre, 6a Church Street Lane, Bellingen NSW 2454.

You are welcome to join us in making a difference. To get involved email 

What’s on

Learning Circle and Reading Group:

Our next learning circle will be the second in a series of CLT 101 workshops facilitated by Kerry Pearse, who is leading our CLT Establishment Project.

We are asking that send us your areas of interest and/or questions ahead of time so we can prepare the session. Maybe you’re interested in their legal and finance arrangements, or how they embed affordability and non-speculative land stewardship in perpetuity, or maybe you want to know whether they can play a role in delivering environmentally responsible homes in a changing climate? Please send this info to

Date: Thursday 4 April 4.30-6.00 PM.

Venue: Bellingen Stables, 6a Church Street Lane, Bellingen


Community Land Trust (CLT) Working Group:

Are you keen to help drive change at the local level and address the housing crisis? Interested in housing innovation that delivers affordable and secure homes for local people on local incomes? Then get involved in the Bellingen Shire Community Land Trust Establishment Project as a member of a resident-led working group.

The CLT Working Group (WG) is a forum for interested community members to be involved in the establishment of the Bellingen Shire CLT. The WG will be a space for consultation on operational policy issues related to the establishment of the CLT; and an information dissemination channel making it easy for locals to stay connected to the project.

You can view the WG’s terms of reference and statement of intent here. RSVP is required by contacting

DATE: Friday 12 April 2.30-4.30 PM. RSVP for more info.


Monthly Action Group Meeting:

Since our inception in 2017, our monthly meetings have been action-focused and brought interested residents together to work and plan. We have decided to temporarily park these gatherings so we can refresh our strategic plan 2024-2026 – watch this space!

Date: TBC.
Venue: The Bellingen Sustainability Centre, 6a Church Street Lane, Bellingen

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Jagun yaam Gumbaynggirrgundi. We acknowledge the Gumbaynggirr people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay our respects to all Elders and First Peoples past, present and emerging.
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