In recent years the planning and development professions have focussed either on the design of medium to high density apartments or on detached homes on larger lots. There is however, a gap in the delivery of quality housing on smaller lots that contribute to overall housing diversity, meet the increasing demands of smaller households, improve the sustainability of communities and deliver improved housing affordability.
Through our 21st Century Living Program, UrbanGrowth NSW is encouraging the supply of this type of housing. We are looking at developing new and adapted housing types for lots within the 150m2 to 350m² range.
We have also identified a need to provide specialised housing that caters for people with disabilities and to future proof housing so that people can age in place within their own homes.