City West affordable housing program

The City West affordable housing program will continue to apply to Pyrmont and Ultimo from 1 July 2021 and is supplemented by the City of Sydney affordable housing program.


Affordable Housing Team

NSW Department of Planning and Environment

phone number
02 9228 6333

As part of the long-term strategy to redevelop the Ultimo/Pyrmont area, the Sydney Regional Environmental Plan No. 26 City West sets out the planning principles that enabled contributions from the private sector towards affordable housing.

The affordable housing contribution provisions are now covered in the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012, which should be read along with:

The Ultimo/Pyrmont scheme aims to provide about 600 rental units for very low to moderate income households as development continues in the area over the next 15 to 20 years.

Affordable housing contributions form a condition of development consent.

City West Housing is currently the recommended affordable housing provider for Ultimo/Pyrmont.