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Policy for CHP Small Scale Direct Dealing

This policy will guide the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) in small scale direct dealing with not-for-profit registered Tier 1 and Tier 2 Community Housing Providers (CHPs).

Submissions must:

  • involve land
  • have a project threshold value of up to $5 million, and
  • contribute to a positive net financial outcome for Government.

Read the Policy for CHP Small Scale Direct Dealing

Submission and assessment process

How to submit an application

The Policy for Small Scale Direct Dealing with Community Housing Providers (Policy) allows registered Tier 1 and Tier 2 CHPs to submit a small scale direct dealing proposal (Proposal) to LAHC for assessment.

Graphic describing LAHC's Small Scale Policy application process

1. Pre-submission discussions

CHPs can contact LAHC to organise a pre-submission discussion to explore whether the proposal is likely to meet the criteria for direct dealing under the Policy.

2. Submit a Proposal

To submit a proposal under the Policy, CHPs should complete and submit a Proposal Form via the LAHC website. The form is to include:

  • the proposal value,
  • title, executive summary and details of the proposal,
  • brief description of the CHP’s capability and capacity to deliver the proposal,
  • brief description of how the proposal presents value for money for LAHC, and
  • brief description of how risk is mitigated in the proposal.

Download the application form

3. Stage 1 Assessment and notification of outcome

LAHC will consider the proposal and determine whether the justification and eligibility criteria have been met. LAHC will notify the CHP of the outcome.

4. Negotiations

Where a proposal passes the Stage 1 Assessment, LAHC will enter into negotiations with the CHP to negotiate the terms of the proposal.

5. Stage 2 Assessment and notification of outcome

Once the negotiated proposal is finalised, LAHC will undertake a Stage 2 Assessment in accordance with the Policy and will notify the CHP of the outcome.

6. Approvals and contract award

Where a proposal passes the Stage 2 Assessment, LAHC and the CHP will arrange for their respective internal approvals and sign the relevant contract. LAHC will publish details of successful proposals on the LAHC website.

For more information

Read more about LAHC's Direct Deal policies or contact us via our Contact Us page

Download the submission and assessment process as a PDF

Success Stories

LAHC has awarded the following successful proposals under the Policy for Small Scale Direct Dealing with Community Housing Providers.

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