Delivering social housing is much more than putting a roof over someone’s head – it’s about delivering quality homes and communities, where people can thrive.
As well as enhancing tenant well-being, good design can reduce long-term costs, promote resident safety, ensure new developments fit in with their neighbourhoods, and build in flexibility so that our social housing can better meet changing tenant needs.
Read Good Design for Social Housing
Who will use this guide?
Good Design for Social Housing will be used throughout the development lifecycle by project teams, delivery partners and our stakeholders to achieve these design goals in LAHC projects:
- ensure tenant wellbeing
- contribute to a sense of belonging
- create better outcomes through collaboration
- deliver value for the people of NSW.
Good Design for Social Housing aligns with NSW Government policy such as Better Placed: creating environments that support the physical, social, cultural, environmental, and economic wellbeing of the community.
NSW Land and Housing Corporation Dwelling Requirements
A companion document to Good Design for Social Housing, the LAHC Dwelling Requirements outlines design performance criteria for new development projects and provides important details for project teams.
Read the 2020 NSW Land and Housing Corporation Dwelling Requirements.
The NSW Land and Housing Corporation Design Requirements will replace this document from the end of February 2023.
Read the 2023 NSW Land and Housing Corporation Design Requirements.