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2022 Housing Package programs and initiatives

Regional Housing Development Program

Funding allocation

$33.78m over 4 years

What is to be delivered?

Key policy changes to deliver 127,000 homes across regional communities over the next 10 years.

How will it be delivered?

  • Roll out of an Urban Development Program to ensure supply of development-ready land for new homes
  • Benchmark targets for housing supply and serviced land in regional NSW
  • Monitoring of key housing performance indicators via digital data platforms
  • Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund to prioritise upfront planning
  • Removing the barriers to diverse and affordable regional housing through policy reform

Who will benefit?

The program strengthens the future supply of housing in regional NSW. It will benefit:

  • regional communities, with more homes to own or rent
  • regional councils to deliver more housing opportunities
  • housing developers who can invest in regional NSW with more certainty

What are the key milestones?

  • December 2022: Round 1 of Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund grant recipients announced
  • December 2023: Publish the guide for UDP implementation in Regional NSW
  • Quarter 2 2023: Publish Regional Housing Pipeline Assessment methodology to audit the amount of development ready land and identify infrastructure needs
  • June 2023: Expanded Urban Development Program to first tranche of high-growth regional areas
  • June 2023: Implementation of the Housing Evidence Centre stage 2
  • June 2024 - 2026: Further expansion of the Urban Development Program to more high-growth regional areas and annual rounds of Regional Housing Strategic Planning Fund

What are the key benefits?

  • Supply of more development-ready land for housing
  • Improved coordination of infrastructure to bolster housing supply
  • Strategic approach to planning for housing across regional councils
  • Increased regional housing supply
  • Informed decision making using improved regional housing data
  • The ability to measure the performance of the planning system and the housing pipeline, from rezoning, servicing and approvals to home completions