NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Regional NSW housing supply

Housing package

Regional NSW offers a quality of life that rivals anywhere in the world. More people are choosing to live in regional NSW, so homes are more expensive and harder to find.

The NSW Government has adopted all recommendations of the Regional Housing Taskforce as part of a comprehensive response to improve housing supply and affordability in the regions.

The package will speed up the delivery of essential infrastructure and streamline planning to unlock thousands of homes across regional NSW, including housing for key workers and Aboriginal families.

 

Initiatives

Key worker housing

The package will help tackle the housing shortage for key workers such as teachers, police and health professionals in regional NSW. The package provides funding over four years to build 271 houses. Regional communities will be prioritised based on need.

The package provides funding over 4 years to support the delivery of around 270 homes, both existing and through new construction. Regional communities will be prioritised based on need.

A strategy will be developed that builds on the work the NSW Government has delivered to address key worker housing challenges in regional communities. The strategy will lead to increased community safety and better education and regional health outcomes. It will also free up properties in the mainstream rental market.

Find out more about the Key Worker Housing initiative including what is being delivered and who will benefit.

Regional Housing Development program

Delivering on the recommendations of the Regional Housing Taskforce, the Regional Housing Development program will focus on removing planning barriers and increasing coordination to facilitate the delivery of 127,000 homes for regional NSW in the next 10 years.

Find out more about the Regional Housing Development program including what is being delivered, benefits and milestones.

Accelerated Infrastructure Fund for regional NSW

$120 million funding to 23 high-growth regional councils for the faster delivery of home-enabling infrastructure projects like roads and stormwater drainage to pave the way for more homes to be built sooner.

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

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Program helping regional councils to fill gaps in strategic planning that can help to unlock the supply of new housing.
 

Page last updated: 04/10/2022