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New policy to drive housing choice and supply


NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment


More diverse housing is on the way for NSW, with a new planning policy making it mandatory that boarding houses are affordable while introducing co-living as a new housing option.
The proposed Housing State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) will be the first principle-led, consolidated Housing SEPP, and is now on exhibition for public comment.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said the housing options offer new housing types and tenures to accommodate Sydney’s growing population.
“As our population grows and changes, so do our housing needs. Traditional housing arrangements are just not suitable for many, especially those on low incomes,” Mr Stokes said.
“The proposed SEPP has been developed following extensive consultation and we’re giving everyone a final chance to have their say to ensure we get it right.

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