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.
Last updated: Wednesday, 30 April 2014