The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that there is an adequate supply of new dwellings that are affordable, well-designed and located in places that people want to live.
The housing needs and preferences of the community have changed over time and will continue to change. Diverse housing supply reflects the diversity of people, their incomes, their needs and where they are in their lives.
The department is working on planning policies that encourage diverse and affordable housing development to meet the needs of our communities.
A proposed new State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) aims to facilitate the delivery of diverse housing that meets the needs of the State’s growing population and support the development of a build-to-rent sector.
SEPP 70 Affordable Housing Revised Schemes
The department provides guidance to councils in preparing affordable housing contribution schemes to levy affordable housing contributions.
Affordable Rental Housing SEPP (ARHSEPP)
The ARHSEPP policy’s intent is to facilitate the increased supply and diversity of affordable rental and social housing in NSW.
Changes were made to the boarding house provisions in the Affordable Rental Housing SEPP to better respond to the needs of councils, industry and local communities.