Affordable housing contributions

Some development in the City of Sydney local area may require a contribution towards the cost of providing affordable housing.

People cycle alongside apartments on Portman Avenue in Zetland.

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:

Refer to the links below for current contribution rates and payment requirements for each program.