NSW Department of Planning and Environment


Find plans and policies promoting the delivery of high quality diverse housing.

We want all people in NSW to have access to affordable and well-designed housing. This includes older people, people with disabilities and those on low incomes.

Housing 2041 sets a long-term vision and objectives for better housing outcomes across NSW - housing in the right locations, housing that suits diverse needs and housing that feels like home. It is centered around the 4 inter-related pillars of housing supply, affordability, diversity and resilience.



Laying the foundation for inclusive, sustainable housing for NSW now and into the future.

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A 20-year vision for NSW that supports security, comfort, independence and choice for all people at all stages of their lives.

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The Housing State Environmental Planning Policy will deliver more affordable homes, more choice and create new types of homes.

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Helping Greater Sydney Councils develop local housing strategies to realise their housing supply goals.

Planning Codes and guides


Speeding up the delivery of new homes in greenfield areas across NSW.

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Simplifying the planning process for home owners and farmers in regional NSW.

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Planning rules for complying development including one and two storey homes, renovations and extensions.

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The Apartment Design Guide provides consistent planning and design standards for apartments across the State.

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Promoting better apartment design through the State Environmental Planning Policy No 65 - Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development (SEPP 65).

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Providing greater housing choice of high design quality to help create liveable and desirable communities.

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Benefits homeowners who want to take advantage of holiday rentals while providing more certainty and safety for local communities and visitors.