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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.

Interested to learn more about how the housing system operates in both your local and broader context? Then pop along to our learning group where we drill down into a particular aspect of the housing system alongside fellow residents. All sessions are facilitated by Dr Michael Darcy, who is one of Australia’s preeminent housing scholars.  This year will kick off later in February 2024.

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

Action Group meeting.

These gatherings are action-focused and bring interested residents together to work and plan.

Date: Thursday 15th February 4.30 – 6.00 pm
Venue: The Bellingen Sustainability Centre, 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: Thursday 25 January 2.30-4.30 PM.

VENUE: The Bellingen Sustainability Centre, 6a Church Street Lane, Bellingen NSW 2454.


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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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