The draft District Plans address increasing housing demand with targets for affordable housing plus a range of actions for improving housing choice, diversity and affordability.
With estimates that Greater Sydney needs 725,000 extra homes over the next 20 years, each draft District Plan sets housing targets plus other actions to ensure the supply of housing meets demand.
Chief Executive Sarah Hill said each Council will need to prepare a local housing strategy or Councils may collaborate and prepare a district housing strategy.
“In doing so, Councils will be assessing the current and future housing needs of their residents and plan for the delivery of a five-year target.
“Our analysis shows that many councils have created opportunities to meet these targets in the short term,” Sarah said.
Demographic changes including those relating to age, culture and socioeconomic conditions mean that new and different forms of housing will be needed as Sydney grows.
Sarah said the supply of housing must be achieved through a range of housing types, tenures and price points.
In order to deliver this, the Commission will focus on: