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Local area analyses FAQ

What is the purpose of the Local Area Analyses?

How do I use the Local Area Analyses?

Which LGAs have an analysis?

If my LGA doesn’t have an analysis, does that mean LAHC doesn’t have a plan for my area?

Who has LAHC consulted with in the development of the analyses?

What are the next steps?

What are LAHC’s future plans for social housing?

What is the purpose of the Local Area Analyses?

The purpose of the Local Area Analyses is to deliver on the long-term vision set out in the NSW Land and Housing Corporation’s (LAHC) Portfolio Strategy. The local area analyses are a place-based approach, providing a framework and direction to better understand:

  • what social housing stock LAHC has
  • where that stock is located
  • the condition of the stock
  • what opportunities are available for redevelopment.

Each analysis provides an overview of a local government area (LGA), including the size of the households, the number of bedrooms, housing typologies, age of the stock and demand.

All published Local Area Analyses are available to read and download on our website.

How do I use the Local Area Analyses?

The analyses provide a foundational data source to enable all parts of Government and industry to work together to plan and deliver more social housing for vulnerable people.

They are intended to stimulate discussion and the sharing of ideas.

Each contains information about a specific LGA, social housing within it, and other government investments.

They have been designed to be interactive and include links to LAHC projects in those LGAs, council’s planning documents, the industry association for Community Housing Providers (CHIA), and other relevant government projects.

Which LGAs have an analysis?

If my LGA doesn’t have an analysis, does that mean LAHC doesn’t have a plan for my area?

We are still completing analyses for LGAs across NSW and new LGAs will be made public once finalised.

LAHC continues to use all available resources across government, and we are still able to develop, maintain and renew social housing in your LGA.

Who has LAHC consulted with in the development of the analyses?

Engaging with stakeholders remains an important step in the development of these analyses. We continue to engage with other government agencies, councils, and community housing providers. We are eager to hear from the industry on how we could work better together.

What are the next steps?

We are working on the remaining Local Area Analyses. This involves working with our stakeholders and once they are completed, they will be placed on our website.

What are LAHC’s future plans for social housing?

The purpose of social housing has changed significantly since establishment.

We are growing and changing our portfolio to meet the needs of current and future tenants, providing the type of housing that is right for them, at the right time, in the right areas.

Read more about LAHC.