(Name withheld) , of  Haberfield NSW, made the following submission on the project:

Proposed amendment to parking provisions for boarding houses: ARHSEPP

The proposal to increase the parking rate to 0.5 spaces per room will
bring an abrupt end to the development of boarding houses as
affordable rental accommodation.

The increased parking requirements will require greater parking areas
on site, either though taking up more at-grade area or increasing
basement sizes. This in itself increases costs while also decreasing
the number of rooms that are able to be provided. So quite simply
boarding houses will not be viable to develop. The result is that
tenants in need of housing will have a lesser choice of rental
accommodation becoming available.

Boarding houses need to be maintained as a viable option in the
current climate of problematic housing affordability.
I suspect the driver behind this proposal is to control over
development which is fine, but this needs to be done by some other
measure instead of an across the board parking rule which as mention
above will bring an swift end to Boarding house development.