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NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Housing package

Increasing housing supply

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NSW needs more homes for our growing population.

The NSW Government is boosting housing supply by fast-tracking new home assessments, investing in infrastructure and creating a housing supply pipeline.

By providing funding and working with councils and industry, the NSW Government will unlock hundreds of thousands of new homes over 4 years.

The increase of housing supply is one of the first focus areas to be announced as part of the 2022 Housing Package – a set of initiatives the NSW Government is taking to address housing supply and affordability.

Initiatives

Planning for growth

Prioritising housing assessments and making the planning system more efficient will help unlock 62,500 homes sooner.

By working with councils and industry, we will continue building a more responsive and productive planning system, cutting the time it takes to unlock land for new homes and securing the approvals needed for new homes to be built.

Find out more about the planning for growth initiative including what is being delivered, who will benefit and milestones.

More resources for local housing assessments

New resources will be available to assess complex local housing applications and support councils to reduce timeframes. This will help free up councils to focus on other simpler housing applications and help to move more housing applications through the system faster.

Find out more about the planning for growth initiative including what is being delivered, who will benefit and milestones.

Accelerated Infrastructure Fund

New and growing communities will be backed by infrastructure investment to get more homes into the supply pipeline faster. A new round of the Accelerated Infrastructure Fund will co-fund and accelerate the delivery of shovel-ready infrastructure projects, enabling the delivery of thousands of new homes in Sydney and key regional areas.

Find out more about this round of the Accelerated Infrastructure Fund, including what is being delivered, benefits and milestones.

Priority rezoning for new homes

The NSW Government will drive more rezonings to free up land for new homes, creating great communities with access to infrastructure and open space. This will supercharge the building of new homes and provide industry certainty. This is expected to unlock at least 70,000 additional homes.

Find out more about the rezone and build initiative including what is being delivered, who will benefit and milestones.

Expert assessment for high-value housing applications

Complex and high-value projects that can deliver housing in the right locations will be supported with an expert assessment team. This means more homes can be built sooner, saving time and money for business and make NSW a more attractive place in which to invest in new homes.

Page last updated: 09/08/2022