Affordable rental housing: proposed changes to planning controls

Affordable rental housing: proposed changes to planning controls

Under review

Contributions to this consultation are closed for evaluation and review. The project team will report back on key outcomes.

We invite your feedback on proposed changes to planning controls in the local area to support affordable rental housing.

The changes aim to increase the amount of affordable rental housing in the City of Sydney area. They provide a comprehensive and transparent framework for applying affordable rental housing contributions when land is developed. They also simplify our current processes. These changes apply to land where the City is the consent authority.

The exhibition includes:

  • a planning proposal to amend Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012
  • a draft affordable rental housing program to replace the Green Square and Employment Lands programs and supplement the Ultimo/Pyrmont program.  

This follows the release of the Greater Sydney Commission’s eastern city district plan and a review of affordable rental housing needs and supply in the area.

After the exhibition, the City will consider all submissions and report the outcomes to Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee. If Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee approve the proposal, a request will be made to the Greater Sydney Commission to amend the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012.

How you can give feedback

You can view the proposal and give your feedback by emailing Consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 23 July 2018.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation's name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your submission.

Key dates

Public consultation period
25 June to 23 July 2018


Christina Heather
Specialist Planner

02 9265 9333

Last updated: Thursday, 23 August 2018