It is our aim that all people in New South Wales, including older people, people with disabilities and those on low incomes have access to affordable and well-designed housing.
In this housing section, you will find plans and policies promoting the delivery of high quality diverse housing where people want to live.
The Housing State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing SEPP) will meet the changing needs of the people of NSW by delivering more affordable homes, more choice of homes and create new types of homes.
The Apartment Design Guide provides consistent planning and design standards for apartments across the State.
The NSW Government promotes better apartment design across NSW through the State Environmental Planning Policy No 65 - Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development (SEPP 65). This policy aims to deliver a better living environment for the residents now choosing this form of housing, and enhance our streetscapes and our neighbourhoods across the State.
The Greenfield Housing Code 'the Code' will speed up the delivery of new homes in greenfield areas across NSW.
The new Inland Code has been released to simplify the planning process for home owners and farmers in regional NSW.
The Local Housing Strategy Guideline and Template has been prepared to support councils in developing local housing strategies.
Currently, most new homes built in NSW tend to fall into two categories; traditional free - standing houses and apartments. Low Rise Housing Diversity provides an alternative as a more affordable housing choice and with the new Low Rise Housing Diversity Code there are more benefits.
The Housing Code sets out clear planning rules for complying development including one and two storey homes, renovations and extensions.
Housing 2041: a 20-year vision for NSW that supports security, comfort, independence and choice for all people at all stages of their lives.