Department of Planning & Environment

SEPP 70 Affordable Housing

State Environmental Planning Policy No. 70 Affordable Housing (Revised Schemes) encourages the development of new affordable housing.

SEPP 70 Affordable Housing (Revised Schemes) is a mechanism that allows specified councils to prepare an affordable housing contribution scheme for certain precincts, areas or developments associated with an upzoning within their local government area. Schemes currently operate in the City of Sydney at Green Square, Ultimo-Pyrmont and the Southern Employment Lands.

An Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) for SEPP 70 is currently on exhibition and open for public comment until 31 January 2018. The EIE proposes the inclusion of five Councils – Randwick City, Inner West, Northern Beaches, City of Ryde and City of Canada Bay.

Each council has undertaken an analysis of the need for affordable housing within their local government area to support their application for inclusion in SEPP70. Links to these documents are available below:

• Randwick City Council -
• Inner West Council -
• Northern Beaches Council -
• City of Ryde Council -
• City of Canada Bay -

The Department of Planning and Environment is now accepting feedback on the proposed changes to SEPP70 and the Explanation of Intended Effect.

Submissions on the proposed inclusions can be made online until 31 January 2018.
Attachments & Resources
Key dates and other information
Exhibition Commences 14/12/2017
Exhibition Concludes 31/01/2018
Type Policies