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Housing

Promoting the delivery of high-quality and diverse housing

Our strategies

Diverse and well-located homes in Putney, NSW. Credit: NSW Department of Planning and Environment

We need more choice of different types of homes in well-located areas within walking distance from transport and close to shops and services.

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

Our policy will deliver new housing, more diverse and affordable homes, and greater choice.

Small housing development with shared paths and gardens.

Helping Greater Sydney councils develop strategies to achieve their housing supply goals.

Macquarie Park Metro Plaza Stage 2

A land use planning approach encouraging sustainable and mixed-use development around transport nodes.

Planning codes and guides

Pattern book of housing design

We're developing a pattern book of endorsed building designs that can be used to guide the creation of new housing.

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.

Housing supply insights

The NSW Government supports the housing supply pipeline by providing clarity and certainty to the community, councils and industry so projects can proceed, homes are unlocked and new communities are built in the right places, supported by infrastructure

Quarterly Insights Monitor

Helping the government, councils, regulators and developers maintain a healthy pipeline of development-ready land over the medium-to-long term.
Terrace housing in Darlington, NSW. Credit: NSW Department of Planning and Environment