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Lane Cove Council’s housing snapshot

Lane Cove Council’s housing target


New completed homes by 2029

The NSW Government has committed to building 377,000 new homes across the state in the next 5 years to align with the National Housing Accord. Councils in Greater Sydney, Illawarra-Shoalhaven, Central Coast, Lower Hunter and Greater Newcastle have a target and one shared across regional NSW. Housing targets are critical to address the housing crisis to meet the future needs of our community so they have access to a great place to live. The targets help us address the housing shortage and prioritise more diverse and well-located homes in areas with existing infrastructure capacity – such as transport, open spaces, schools, hospitals and community facilities.

How we developed the housing targets

Planned growth: The housing target for each council is based on the number of homes already in the pipeline for delivery which have existing approvals or where rezonings have already occurred.

Projected growth: The targets then factor in the expected delivery of homes which can occur in the next 5 years based on the NSW Government’s planning reforms. Existing infrastructure, ongoing investments, and local constraints have all been considered in the development of the targets.

Pie chart showing the planned and projected housing targets for Lane Cove.

The following data is the latest available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics:


Resident population


Number of homes


LGA km2


Average household size (number of people)

Providing essential infrastructure to align with more homes

These targets consider existing infrastructure and housing activity already underway.

The NSW Government is committed to providing infrastructure like hospitals, schools, roads, active transport and open spaces to support the delivery of more well-located, well-designed, and well-built homes.


For more information on schools infrastructure upgrades.

For more information on parks and open spaces.


For more information on health infrastructure upgrades.

For more information about Transport for NSW upgrades.