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 section, you will find plans and policies promoting the delivery of high quality apartments, housing for seniors, affordable rental housing and for caravan parks, camping grounds and manufactured homes.
Diverse and Affordable Housing
The NSW Government supports planning policies that encourage affordable housing development which incorporates the needs and character of the surrounding area.Read more about diverse and affordable housing
Apartment Design Guide
The Apartment Design Guide provides consistent planning and design standards for apartments across the State.Read about consistent planning and design standards for apartments
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.Read about better apartment design
The New Inland Code for NSW
The new Inland Code has been released to simplify the planning process for home owners and farmers in regional NSW.Read More
Local Housing Strategy Guideline and Template
The Local Housing Strategy Guideline and Template has been prepared to support councils in developing local housing strategies.Read More
Medium Density Housing
Currently, most new homes built in NSW tend to fall into two categories; traditional free - standing houses and apartments. Medium Density Housing provides an alternative as a more affordable housing choice and with the new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code there are more benefits.Find out more