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Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

 

 One of the objectives of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 is the delivery and maintenance of affordable housing within the state of NSW.

The State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 and the State Environmental Planning Policy No. 70 Affordable Housing (Revised Schemes) are policies which encourage the development of new affordable housing and the maintenance of existing affordable housing.

Affordable Rental Housing SEPP

The State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 (AHSEPP) was introduced on 31 July 2009. The policy’s intent is to increase the supply and diversity of affordable rental and social housing in the state while incorporating the needs and character of the local area.

The AHSEPP covers housing types including villas, townhouses and apartments that contain an affordable rental housing component, along with secondary dwellings (granny flats), new generation boarding houses, group homes, social housing and supportive accommodation.

 

 Development of granny flats

A granny flat, or secondary dwelling, is self-contained accommodation within, attached or separate to an individual home. Hurstville Council can certify granny flats as complying development without the need for a development application, provided they meet the specific development standards in the State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009.

 

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