Employment lands affordable housing program
This program applies to development applications in City of Sydney employment lands lodged before 1 July 2021. Development applications lodged from 1 July 2021 need to apply the City of Sydney affordable housing program.
It is essential that low income workers are able to access appropriate and affordable housing close to where they work.
The employment lands affordable housing program details our approaches to encourage the provision of suitable accommodation.
All development in the employment lands is required to make a contribution towards affordable housing.
A developer may choose to provide affordable housing on-site if residential development is permissible in the zone, or pay an equivalent monetary contribution to allow housing units to be built elsewhere in area.
Affordable housing contributions are imposed in the form of a condition of development consent. The Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 and the employment lands affordable housing program provide further information about the scheme.
The affordable housing contribution rates effective from 1 June 2021 to 31 August 2021 are:
- On-site: 1% of the total non-residential floor area of the development must be provided as affordable housing.
- Monetary: $104.70 per sqm per square metre of the total non-residential floor area.
- On-site: 3% of the total residential floor area of the development must be affordable housing.
- Monetary: $314.12 per square metre of the total residential floor area.