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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.

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Diverse and Affordable Housing

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.

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Apartment Design Guide

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
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Better apartments

Better 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
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Greenfield Housing Code

Greenfield Housing Code

The Greenfield Housing Code 'the Code' will speed up the delivery of new homes in greenfield areas across NSW.

Find out about the Code
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New Inland Code for NSW

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.

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Local Housing Strategy Guideline and Template

Local Housing Strategy Guideline and Template

The Local Housing Strategy Guideline and Template has been prepared to support councils in developing local housing strategies.

Access the guideline and template
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Caravan Camping and Manufactured Homes

Caravan Camping and Manufactured Homes

We are working to improve the planning and approval process for manufactured homes and estates, caravan parks, and camping grounds.

Read about the review
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Housing for Seniors or People with a Disability

Housing for Seniors and PWD

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.

Read about the updates
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Low Rise Medium Density Housing

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 about the benefits of Low Rise Medium Density Housing