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Housing and development

Housing and development

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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.

City context

  • 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.

Objectives

Sustainable development, renewal and design

An aim of Sustainable Sydney 2030 is high quality urban design that will bring liveability and greater sustainability.

City context

  • 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.

Objectives

  • 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