Centre for Affordable Housing

Housing Snapshots

A Plan for Growing Sydney, the metropolitan strategy, has four goals including ‘a city of housing choice, with homes that meet Sydney’s needs and lifestyles’.  The actions include “Require local housing strategies to plan for a range of housing types’ and ‘ Deliver more opportunities for affordable housing’. Regional growth and infrastructure plans are also being prepared for a number of regional areas including the Central Coast and Illawarra.

A Plan for Growing Sydney has foreshadowed that councils will be required to prepare a local housing strategy that considers market demand, household projections and housing needs including affordable housing needs and strategies to provide affordable housing.

The Centre for Affordable Housing has prepared sub-regional and regional housing snapshots designed to assist councils, planners, housing providers and other to understand housing demand, housing market and housing supply issues, including affordable housing, in their sub-region or region. The housing snapshots will assist in the preparation of housing strategies and provide a rationale to support your strategy.

Subregions

Regions

Most of the data in these snapshots is available from the Local Government Housing Kit database. Assistance in preparing a housing strategy is available in the Local Government Housing Kit.