Implement Affordable Rental Housing Targets
The Greater Sydney Commission to work closely with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to streamline implementation of new programs particularly in respect to the workings of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) and State Environmental Planning Policy No 70 – Affordable Housing (Revised Schemes).
Tasks will include finalising a consistent viability test for the Affordable Rental Housing Targets to support councils and relevant planning authorities and ensuring that housing strategies include a sufficient affordable housing needs analysis and strategy to identify preferred affordable housing locations in each local government area.
Prior to the inclusion of affordable rental housing targets in the relevant State policy, the Greater Sydney Commission, in partnership with relevant State agencies, will develop detailed arrangements for delivering and managing the housing that is created by the targets. This additional work will consider eligibility criteria, allocation, ownership, management and delivery models.