Urban Policy & Planning

23 August 2016

23 June 2016

This Shelter NSW Update outlines current policy and program activities in land-use planning and development where there is a direct implication for provision of affordable housing.

It also identifies 7 actions that would need to be taken by the minister for planning, and 6 actions by those local councils that wanted to promote and provide affordable housing in their area, for inclusionary housing to be more widely used than it is now.

30 October 2014

Shelter NSW has called on the State Government to incorporate a proportion of affordable housing in the proposed extra 50,000 dwellings the Government wants built along Parramatta Road in Sydney.  This could be funded by a 'value sharing' mecahanism.

25 February 2014

The state government announced a program of ‘urban activation precincts’ in the middle of 2012, which is a mechanism to create new planning controls that foster greater density of development in identified locations. Eight sites, all in Sydney, were nominated for investigation as UAPs in 2013. This ‘Shelter NSW Update’ outlines how the mechanism works, and gives a progress report on how it is being rolled out across those eight sites.

31 January 2014
Affordable housing provisions were inserted into the Planning Bill 2013 by the Legislative Council - What happens now?

The last of the four information sheets about the Legislative Council amendments to the Planning Bill 2013 that deal with affordable housing. It provides an outline of parliamentary processes when the two houses of Parliament disagree on a Bill.

31 January 2014
Affordable housing provisions were inserted into the Planning Bill 2013 by the Legislative Council - Let there be affordable housing?

The third of the four information sheets about the Legislative Council amendments to the Planning Bill 2013 that deal with affordable housing. It provides an outline of the role of local affordable-housing schemes.

31 January 2014

Affordable housing provisions were inserted into the Planning Bill 2013 by the Legislative Council - What is inclusionary housing?

The second of the four information sheets about the Legislative Council amendments to the Planning Bill 2013 that deal with affordable housing. It provides a description of the amendment that allows for inclusionary housing.

 

31 January 2014
Affordable housing provisions were inserted into the Planning Bill 2013 by the Legislative Council - What were they?

The Planning Bill 2013, which would replace the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, was amended in the Legislative Council in November and is being reconsidered by the Government. The Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, Brad Hazzard MP, is expected to make a statement to the Legislative Assembly on February 25.

15 November 2013

The idea of ‘value capture’ is a simple one: if the value of a piece of land increases as a result of an action initiated by someone other than the landowner, then the value of that increase should not necessarily all go to the landowner.

12 November 2013

October 2013

This Shelter brief explores the range of heritage controls and their implication for social housing. 

This is the second edition prepared on 18 November, 2015.  It updates the report in the light of changes to regulations that previously exempted oublic housing tenants from the juridsiction of the Tribunal.

12 November 2013

See the flyer for the briefing for tenants and community organisations