Affordable Housing in Bankstown 

Shelter NSW has objected to the affordable housing provision in the publicly exhibited “Bankstown Central Planning Proposal” (1 & 1A North Terrace, within the Bankstown City Centre in Canterbury Bankstown.  The mixed use redevelopment (approximately 400,000m2) will be three times the size of the existing shopping centre. It includes 1,949 residential dwellings or 10% of the envisaged 2036 Canterbury Bankstown Housing Strategy Target.

The proponent led provision of affordable housing is contingent on the viability of the commercial / retail component for the site. In response, Shelter NSW called on Council to more fully consider a genuine need for affordable housing delivery within the site to meet the full breath of demand for lower income households. Shelter’s submission also called on Council to require bona fide student accommodation proposed on site and to deliver the main park (5000m2) and pedestrian through links by 2031. Shelter NSW is awaiting consideration of its submission and will report on Council’s deliberations once available. 

Submission available here