Improving housing affordability in NSW

The NSW Government is taking action to improve housing affordability across the state, particularly in Sydney where the challenge is the greatest, and has asked Landcom to reorient our business towards this goal. We now have a new and very clear mandate – to take a lead role in improving the supply, diversity and affordability of new housing in Sydney and NSW. 

This Landcom Housing Diagram helps explain the various types of housing along the spectrum and corresponding examples of the different income levels and occupations who can afford them.

Increase the affordability, supply and diversity of housing

Increase the affordability, supply and diversity of housing

We will undertake strategic projects in Sydney and other parts of the state, demonstrating different potential housing solutions. New housing will include a mix of types, tenures and price points for a range of households including Affordable Housing managed by Community Housing Providers and particularly moderate income households and first home buyers.

We will also provide practical advice to Government on policy initiatives, and the cost impact of these to the private sector.

Download Landcom's Housing Policy

Landcom aims to:


Make it easier for people to own their own home

Home ownership is an important aspiration for Australians. Innovations in design, delivery and financing may give people access to new options. 


Demonstrate new housing typologies to provide a greater choice of homes

Changing demographics and household structures mean that we need a much greater mix of home types now and in the future. 


Deliver strategic projects across NSW

Sometimes Landcom’s involvement will be required where development is not proceeding as planned or assistance is required to create new development opportunities. 

Community Housing Provider (CHP) prequalification scheme

We are inviting registered Community Housing Providers to apply for the new Community Housing Provider Prequalification Scheme.

This scheme gathers relevant information regarding registered Community Housing Providers. This allows any private or government organisation wishing to procure Affordable Housing development and/or management services to readily locate providers suited to their project needs.

The online application and further information is available on the NSW ETender website.

Please note: you must register on NSW ETender before you can access the online application.

Scheme ID: SCM4421
TenderLink Ref: AU-786862

Download the prequalification scheme factsheet

Community Housing Provider (CHP) database

Are you looking to partner with a Community Housing Provider (CHP) to deliver affordable rental housing projects? 

Landcom and the Department of Finance and Services have created a new tool on the NSW Government’s ProcurePoint site which gives you access to prequalified Community Housing Providers (CHPs) across the state.

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