NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund

In August 2022 the NSW Government launched a new competitive grant program to support regional councils plan for the delivery of new housing to meet community needs.

The Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund will make up to $12 million available over four financial years from 2022-23 through a competitive grants process. All regional councils are eligible to apply.

The fund is part of the NSW Government's comprehensive response to recommendations made by the Regional Housing Taskforce, and the broader $2.8 billion 2022 Housing Package.

It responds to the Taskforce's recommendation to support councils’ upfront strategic planning to help deliver housing and provide greater certainty about where, when and what types of homes will be built.

Round 1 grant applications being assessed

Up to $3 million of funding is available in round 1 for all councils outside of Greater Sydney. Councils had until 30 September 2022 to submit applications for the grant in Round 1.

Grants of up to $250,000 are available per project.

Eligible projects include:

  • housing strategies
  • contributions schemes
  • LEP amendments
  • infrastructure planning
  • technical studies
  • structure plans and
  • projects that identify solutions to broader housing issues.

Successful applications for Round 1 will be announced in December 2022.


More information

For more information about the grant program and application process contact the team at regional.housing@dpe.nsw.gov.au.

Page last updated: 04/10/2022