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Housing

Our aim is to promote the delivery of high-quality and diverse housing.

We want all people in NSW to have access to affordable and well-designed homes. For the most recent data on housing supply, go to NSW Housing Supply Insights.

Our strategies

The Lakes Retirement Village with a view over a pond. Coffs Harbour, NSW. Credit: NSW Department of Planning and Environment / Jaime Plaza Van Roon

We’re laying the foundation for inclusive, sustainable housing for NSW, now and into the future.

Lardelli Drive, Ryde, Sydney NSW - Example of Medium Density Housing. Credit: NSW Department of Planning and Environment / Christopher Walters

Housing 2041 defines our 20-year vision, focusing on housing supply, affordability, diversity and resilience. It supports security, comfort, independence and choice for everyone, whatever their stage in life.

New housing under construction. Rouse Hill, Sydney, NSW. Credit: NSW Department of Planning and Environment / Don Fuchs

Our Housing State Environmental Planning Policy will deliver new housing, more diverse and affordable homes, and greater choice.

Small housing development with shared paths and gardens.

We’re helping Greater Sydney councils develop strategies to achieve their housing supply goals.

Planning codes and guides

New housing development at Brighton Lakes, NSW.

We're speeding up the delivery of new homes in greenfield areas across NSW.

Herd of cows in a field.

We’re simplifying the planning process for homeowners and farmers in regional NSW.

Mother and son standing in the front yard of the Manly Vale House, Sydney. Credit: NSW Department of Planning and Environment / Salty Dingo

These are the planning rules for complying development when renovating or extending your single-storey or 2-storey home.

Ilume Apartments, Little Bay by Tony Caro Architecture and MAKO Architecture. Credit: Brett Boardman Photography

The Apartment Design Guide provides consistent planning and design standards for apartments across the state.

Lumina Apartments, Penrith by DKO Architecture. Credit: The Guthrie Project

Promoting better apartment design through the State Environmental Planning Policy No 65 – Design Quality of Residential Apartment Development (SEPP 65).

Frame of house under construction.

Our code is increasing the diversity of housing types to choose from when creating communities.

Family enjoying a self-guided walk along the Taree Heritage Walk, Taree. Credit: Destination NSW

Our new planning framework benefits homeowners who want to take advantage of holiday rentals while giving local communities and visitors more certainty and safety.