Our role is to actively grow and manage the supply of the right types of housing, at the right time, in the right areas, for people in need in our communities.
Our Medium Density Housing program is one of the ways we are working to help meet priority demand on the social housing waitlist.
This innovative program is fast-tracking the delivery of 170 new social housing dwellings in 72 sites across NSW. Most of these dwellings will be in regional areas where the need for new social housing is great.
By working with local project home builders, we can save time and money, and ensure the developments fit into local streetscapes.
New social housing, faster
We can deliver these projects up to 6 months faster than regular housing projects because the Low Rise Housing Diversity Code means site-specific development application approvals are not required.
Most projects will be dual-occupancy buildings (usually 2 dwellings that share a common wall) or manor houses, which present as a large house but are made up of up to 4 individual units.
Quality design and sustainability
All projects in the Medium Density Housing program are designed in line with the Low Rise Housing Diversity Code’s development standards and design guide.
They are good-quality, well-designed and sustainable buildings that look at home in their street and local area.
Most will also achieve a 7-star rating under the National House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), and include solar power to help reduce energy costs for residents.
Sites chosen for redevelopment under the program are either vacant blocks or those that contain ageing properties that no longer meet the needs of modern social housing.