Housing and development
In a Sustainable Sydney 2030 survey, 74% of respondents agreed that affordable housing should be distributed across the local area.
Housing for a diverse population
A wider range of housing so people who provide vital services can afford to live locally is one aim of Sustainable Sydney 2030.
- The current housing stock is growing and offers a reasonable diversity of type.
- Central Sydney hosts a diverse population.
- Housing affordability is a major problem for many residents and for people who aspire to live in the local area, particularly those in lower paid service industries.
Why action is needed
- To provide an adequate supply of housing for a range of lifestyle choices and household types, including the local area’s diverse communities through culturally appropriate housing.
- To ensure housing is available for low to middle income workers in essential services such as teaching, nursing, the police force and other emergency workers.
- To preserve the share of public housing for very low income households.
- To address homelessness among groups at risk.
- To improve social cohesion.
- Encourage the supply of housing by the private sector.
- Ensure that a substantial proportion of housing is aimed at the lower end of the market.
- Promote partnerships and develop advocacy strategies for the delivery of housing for lower income households.
Sustainable development, renewal and design
An aim of Sustainable Sydney 2030 is high quality urban design that will bring liveability and greater sustainability.
- Good urban design contributes to liveability and plays a major role in maintaining and improving Sydney’s status relative to other cities
- While most of central Sydney that will exist in 2030 is here now, some parts while undergo significant change and renewal.
Why action is needed
- To respond to Sydney’s changing economic circumstances.
- To ensure renewal areas become extensions of the local area integrated with the existing urban fabric.
- To present a coherent city-wide vision to guide individual projects.
- To recognise the role of streets, parks and squares in public life.
- To aspire to design excellence across the local area.
- Ensure renewal areas make major contributions to the sustainability of the local area.
- Plan for a beautiful city and promote design excellence.
- Continually improve development controls and approval processes to minimise compliance and supply side costs.
- Plan for the longer term structure of the local area.
Last updated: Thursday, 6 February 2014