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Churches Housing members have responded to the NSW State Government’s request for responses to its Housing Strategy paper. Some of the key recommendations are:
- Commit to increase the social and affordable housing stock in new developments – 15% for private land and 30% for public land.
- Mandate all Councils to develop an affordable housing contribution scheme and fast-track and extend the development incentives currently on offer to Local Councils through the SEPP 70 planning instrument.
- Establish an independent housing specialist entity to gather and analyse data on housing supply, demand and affordability in NSW. This could be modelled on the old Housing Supply Council.