Employment Lands affordable housing

Affordable housing

It is essential that low income workers are able to access appropriate and affordable housing close to where they work.

The Employment Lands affordable housing program provides the operational detail for the various approaches taken by Council to encourage the provision of affordable rental housing. 

Contributions

All development in the Employment Lands is required to make a contribution towards affordable housing.

A developer may choose to provide affordable housing on-site if residential development is permissible in the zone, or pay an equivalent monetary contribution to allow housing units to be built elsewhere in area. 

Affordable housing contributions are imposed in the form of a condition of development consent. The Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and the Employment Lands affordable housing program provide further information about the scheme.

The affordable housing contribution rates effective from 1 December 2017 to 28 February 2018 are:

Non-residential development

  • On-site: 1% of the total non-residential floor area of the development must be provided as affordable housing.
  • Monetary: $107.91 per square metre of the total non-residential floor area.

Residential development

  • On-site: 3% of the total residential floor area of the development must be affordable housing.
  • Monetary: $323.74 per square metre of the total residential floor area.

Contacts

Lila Contziu
Manager Green Square and Major Projects
Strategic Planning and Urban Design
02 9246 7569

or 

Christina Heather
Specialist Planner
Strategic Planning and Urban Design
02 9288 5945

Last updated: Tuesday, 30 January 2018