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A Housing Strategy for NSW

A Discussion Paper has been prepared to seek feedback and form the basis of a NSW Housing Strategy. The Strategy will take a whole-of-government approach to meeting NSW’s housing needs, from homelessness to home ownership, over the next 20 years and beyond.

While the full impact of COVID-19 on the State’s population and housing markets is still to be determined, the NSW Housing Strategy brings into sharp focus the importance of safe and affordable housing in all of our lives. Housing will be a critical part of our recovery to the immediate and fundamental impacts of COVID-19 and recent drought and bushfires. It is also important we continue to plan for our longer term housing needs.

The Discussion Paper is arranged around the four interrelated themes of supply, diversity, affordability and resilience, and sets out:

  • A proposed vision for housing in NSW
  • Factors that influence housing in NSW
  • Key trends in housing and how the NSW Government is currently responding
  • Preliminary directions that could be explored in the Strategy
  • Discussion questions to help formulate your feedback or submissions.

Between 15 June and 24 July 2020, the NSW Government is welcoming feedback from stakeholders, council, industry, and the community on this Discussion Paper.

Following the consultation period, feedback will be considered to help shape the NSW Housing Strategy.

Have your say on the NSW Government approach to housing for the next 20-years. To find out more, visit

Attachments (3)

Discussion Paper - A Housing Strategy for NSW - Paper.pdf
Discussion Paper - A Housing Strategy for NSW - Summary.pdf
Discussion Paper - A Housing Strategy for NSW - Fact Book.PDF


  • On Exhibition

    The consultation is open for public comment.

  • Under Consideration

    We'll be reviewing what you told us.

  • Made and Finalised

    The final outcomes of this consultation will be documented here.

Consultation period


More information

Exhibiting agency or agencies: NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Exhibition location: NSW Planning Portal