Putting the pressure on – we need scale not boutique projects 

Shelter NSW has joined sixty-six unions, community and faith organisations in calling on the NSW Government to honour significant commitments it made to increasing social and housing in NSW – specifically on government land.

letter to the Premier and key Ministers called for the Government to use the upcoming 2024-2025 budget to ensure its promise to introduce a mandatory requirement for 30 per cent of all homes built on surplus government land be set aside for social, affordable and universal housing is actually delivered, at scale.

The letter from the NSW Communities Alliance representing civil society across Sydney and the Hunter region also called on the government to release an audit of government land that was committed before the election a year ago. 

Shelter NSW CEO, John Engeler says that it’s up to government to provide the much-needed houses.

“NSW is under great pressure to create more homes for people. With social housing stock languishing well below 5% of all housing stock we look to government to do its part to turn this around”.

“Government has the power, lands and funds to build or buy social and affordable rental housing at scale, for those who have been consistently failed by the private market”

Sydney Alliance Media Release