urban policy fact sheets

6 December 2016

This document provides information on the recently released district plans for Greater Sydney.  Thees plans will be a major influence on the future shape of Sydney - particularly housing.  This document outlines the kind of areas and issues that you might want to provide feedback on.

14 September 2016

Currently you have an opportunity to influence the shape of cities and towns across the state.  This information sheet explains how - and why your participation is important.  Indeed, without your input there’s a risk that affordable housing won’t be a meaningful part of these plans.

4 August 2016

 This factsheet has been updated in August 2016 to include events since it was first published in 2014.  It also includes some material from the the ‘Housing diversity and affordable housing’ Shelter Update released in June, 2016.

This factsheet gives an extensive discussion of ‘inclusionary housing’, sometimes called ‘inclusionary zoning’, which is a planning mechanism which requires developers to make contributions to ensure affordable housing is not excluded from a particular location because of environmental-planning controls or dwelling costs.

11 August 2015

This fact sheet explains what the government is proposing, as part of it's new Strata Title Bill,  to make it easier for developers to get agreement to dissolve the scheme.

It also explains why Shelter is very concerned about the impact on low income strata owners and renters:

10 September 2014

This factsheets continues our series of urban policy factsheets.  It explains on of the key terms in housing and urban policy - 'social housing'.  See also the fact sheet on 'affordable housing'.

10 September 2014

Thsi fact sheet continues our series of urban policy fact sheets.  It provides an explanation of a ket term used in housing and urban policy - 'affordable housing'.  See also the fecat sheet, 'what is social housing?'

10 September 2014

Thsi fact sheet continues our series of urban policy fact sheets with an explanation of some of key terms - in this case 'social housing'.  See also our fact sheet on 'affordable housing'.

25 June 2014

This factsheet explains some of the terms used in urban policy, especially those that have significance for initiatives on affordable housing, such as density bonus, inclusionary housing, value capture, planning gain, Section 94F, upzoning, urban renewal.

25 June 2014

This factsheet briefly discusses ‘inclusionary housing’, which is a planning mechanism to ensure affordable housing is not excluded from a particular location because of environmental-planning controls or market forces.

(See the factsheet 'what is inclusionary housing? - comperhensive version if you would like more information.)