Affordable housing contributions
Some development in the City of Sydney local area may require a contribution towards the cost of providing affordable housing.
Providing affordable housing is a key focus of the City of Sydney’s long-term development strategy across the local area.
As land values increase, the cost of buying or renting homes is beyond the reach of very low to moderate-income households.
Providing affordable housing ensures people living in low to moderate-income households can continue to live and work in the city.
Development in the City of Sydney local area is required to make a contribution towards affordable housing. The following affordable housing contribution programs may apply depending on the location of the proposed development:
- The City of Sydney affordable housing program applies to all development applications in the City of Sydney.
- The City West affordable housing program, which applies to land in Ultimo / Pyrmont.
- The Green Square and employment lands affordable housing programs apply to development applications determined before 1 July 2021.
Refer to the links below for current contribution rates and payment requirements for each program.
Affordable housing contributionsCity of Sydney affordable housing programTo provide housing for a mix of income groups, development in the City of Sydney local area is required to make a contribution towards affordable housing.Published 2 March 2023
Affordable housing contributionsCity West affordable housing programThis program applies to development applications in Ultimo / Pyrmont and is supplemented by the City of Sydney affordable housing program.Published 1 July 2022
Affordable housing contributionsGreen Square affordable housing programThis program applies to development applications in Green Square determined before 1 July 2021.Published 22 October 2021