Affordable rental housing: proposed changes to planning controls

Proposed changes to planning controls in the local area to support affordable rental housing.

Project Status: Under review

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What we’re doing

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.

Affordable housing fact sheetPDF · 1.12 MB · Last updated
Appendix A draft affordable housing programPDF · 1.24 MB · Last updated
Appendix B drafting instructionsPDF · 852.49 KB · Last updated
Appendix C City West Housing letterPDF · 323.99 KB · Last updated
Central Sydney Planning Committee resolutionPDF · 202.64 KB · Last updated
Council resolutionPDF · 134.63 KB · Last updated
Gateway determinationPDF · 592.47 KB · Last updated
Greater Sydney Commission delegationPDF · 960.84 KB · Last updated
Planning committee reportPDF · 464.33 KB · Last updated
Planning proposalPDF · 1.28 MB · Last updated

How to give your feedback

You can give your feedback by emailing [email protected].

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.