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Our vision

Our 20-year vision

NSW will have housing that supports security, comfort, independence and choice for all people at all stages of their lives.

Access to safe and secure housing is a basic human right. Good housing benefits everyone – individuals, households and communities – as well as the economy.

Housing needs can change throughout our lives, reflecting aspirations and lifestyle, as well as economic, environmental and social conditions.

Housing expectations in Australia 50 years ago were very different from those of today. As future generations enter the housing market, demand will continue for new and alternative types of housing.

Download Housing 2041

People have: Homes in NSW are:
  • access to housing security, diversity and support, no matter where they live
  • accessible and suitable for people’s different stages of life or changing circumstances
  • choices so they can afford a home without compromising on basic needs
  • connected to local facilities, jobs and social networks, with infrastructure, services and spaces that people need for a comfortable life
  • support and opportunity in differing circumstances, whether they are in crisis, living in social housing, renting in the private market or aspiring to home ownership
  • designed to support people’s wellbeing, respond to the environment, make the most of technology, and enhance local character and place

Download 2021-22 Action Plan

Pillars of the NSW housing system

Our vision for housing has 4 pillars: supply, diversity, affordability and resilience. Together they contribute to improving the lives of NSW’s people.

We need to provide the right type of housing in the right locations, considering factors such as infrastructure, the market, social health and the environment. Action in one pillar may influence others.

This includes the amount, location and timing of the supply of new housing. Planning for the supply of new housing should consider the environment, employment, investment, and population dynamics.

We will consider different types of housing and how diversity can reflect the needs and preferences of households.

We recognise that people have different circumstances, and that housing should be affordable and stable, supporting people’s aspirations and wellbeing.

This includes matching housing to community and environmental issues, so people, communities and their homes are safe, comfortable and resilient.

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