Centre for Affordable Housing

For Planners of Affordable Housing

Providing and maintaining affordable housing is one of the objectives of the NSW Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1919.

To assist in meeting this objective, the NSW Government developed the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009, a planning policy which encourages new, and retains existing affordable housing. Read more.

Through the regional planning process, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment has foreshadowed that it will require councils to prepare local housing strategies. These must consider affordable housing needs and strategies to provide affordable housing. Read more.

Local government has an important role in planning for affordable housing and providing opportunities for a diverse range of housing types to be developed. Read more