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State Environmental Planning Policy No. 70 Affordable Housing (Revised Schemes) encourages the development of new affordable housing.

SEPP 70 Affordable Housing (Revised Schemes) is a mechanism that allows specified councils to prepare an affordable housing contribution scheme for certain precincts, areas or developments associated with an upzoning within their local government area. Schemes currently operate in the City of Sydney at Green Square, Ultimo-Pyrmont and the Southern Employment Lands.


An Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) for SEPP 70 is currently on exhibition and open for public comment until 31 January 2018. The EIE proposes the inclusion of five Councils – Randwick City, Inner West, Northern Beaches, City of Ryde and City of Canada Bay.


Each council has undertaken an analysis of the need for affordable housing within their local government area to support their application for inclusion in SEPP 70. Links to these documents are available below:


We invite you to comment on the proposed changes to SEPP 70 until the 31 January 2018

We encourage you to have your say:

  • Make an online submission
  • Or write to:

    Director, Housing & Infrastructure Policy
    Department of Planning and Environment,
    GPO Box 39,
    Sydney NSW 2001


Published submissions will include your name and the organisation on whose behalf you may be writing. Contact details such as email and postal addresses, and telephone numbers are not published. The Department reserve the right to not publish selected submissions (in full or part).


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For further information please email or phone 1300 305 695. 


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Page last updated: 12/01/2018