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Transport Oriented Development SEPP

From April 2024, a new Transport Oriented Development State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) will amend planning controls within 400 m of 31 well-located metro and rail stations. This will allow for the development of new and affordable housing within walking distance of public transport.

The changes will allow:

  • residential flat buildings in all residential zones (R1, R2, R3 and R4) within 400 m of identified stations
  • residential flat buildings and shop top housing in local and commercial centres (E1 and E2) within 400 m of identified stations.

These changes will create the capacity for an additional 138,000 new homes over the next 15 years.

The government is also mandating a minimum 2% affordable housing contribution on all new developments in the 31 locations. The affordable housing contribution will gradually increase over time to make sure essential workers like health workers, teachers and hospitality workers can live closer to work.

Read Transport Oriented Development Program (PDF, 2.3 MB) for more information.

Where will the Transport Oriented Development SEPP apply?





  • Adamstown

  • Ashfield

  • Banksia

  • Berala

  • Booragul

  • Canterbury

  • Corrimal

  • Croydon

  • Dapto

  • Dulwich Hill

  • Gordon

  • Gosford

  • Hamilton

  • Killara

  • Kogarah

  • Kotara

  • Lidcombe

  • Lindfield

  • Marrickville

  • Morisset

  • Newcastle Interchange

  • North Strathfield metro

  • North Wollongong

  • Rockdale

  • Roseville

  • St Marys metro 

  • Teralba

  • Tuggerah

  • Turrella

  • Wiley Park

  • Wyong