The annual Sydney housing supply forecast does not explicitly forecast, or include in the forecast, the following dwelling types:
This year, for the first time, the Department is providing data on other forms of housing, recognising that they will help meet the needs of Sydney’s growing population.
Secondary dwellings and dual occupancies both refer to the addition of a second dwelling on a lot. The main differences between the two are:
Although the Department's forecasting methodology does not capture secondary dwellings, it may capture dual occupancies both as development consents and separate water connections with Sydney Water.
The Department has collected approvals data by LGA for 2006/07 to 2017/18 from the Local Performance Development Monitor for dual occupancies and secondary dwellings. (Note LGAs with less than 100 approvals over the period are not included).
The chart below shows the total number of approvals by new local government area boundaries for the 12 year period.
Note: click on the chart "Secondary dwellings and dual occupancies: Approvals" to view a larger version.
A pipeline of ‘other dwellings’ - excluding secondary dwellings and manufactured home estates - was compiled using the CoreLogic's Cordell Connect AUS Project database. The pipeline refers to development applications lodged for assessment with a consent authority; development applications approved but not yet commenced; and developments under construction.
The purpose was to identify and track the scope and breadth of ‘other dwelling’ developments that will contribute to the diversity of Sydney’s future housing supply. As at February 2019, there was potential across Sydney for:
units within 156 developments
bedrooms within 395 developments
beds within 46 developments
Tracking and analysing the other dwellings pipeline for Sydney expands the knowledge base and understanding of housing activity.
The chart below shows the ‘Other Dwellings’ pipeline, that is the number of ‘other dwelling’ projects that are under assessment as a development application, approved but not yet commenced, or under construction. Other dwellings are measured as units, bedrooms or beds. Each LGA is broken down to show how many of each accommodation type is in the pipeline for the LGA.
Note: click on the chart 'Other dwellings pipeline by type' to view a larger version.
Page last updated: 23/01/2020