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A Housing SEPP consultation draft

The proposed State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing) 2021 (Housing SEPP) aims to facilitate the delivery of more diverse and affordable housing types within NSW. 

The proposed Housing SEPP will ensure the home building sector is well-placed to assist the economic recovery of NSW following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The proposed Housing SEPP will:

  • consolidate five existing housing-related SEPPs (State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009, State Environmental Planning Policy (Housing for Seniors and People with a Disability) 2004; State Environmental Planning Policy No 70 – Affordable Housing (Revised Schemes); State Environmental Planning Policy No 21—Caravan Parks; and State Environmental Planning Policy No 36—Manufactured Home Estates
  • include the recently made provisions for short term rental accommodation and build-to-rent housing
  • include the recently updated social housing provisions
  • introduce provisions for co-living housing, a form of housing that provides small private rooms (which may or may not include private kitchen and bathroom facilities), offset by access to managed communal spaces
  • incorporate amendments to boarding house and seniors housing provisions
  • amend some local environmental plans in relation to secondary dwellings in rural zones, and the permissibility of boarding houses in R2 zones

Exhibition documents

Over 240 submissions were received in response to this exhibition. 

Submissions received during the exhibition period were considered as the Housing SEPP was finalised. A report summarising the feedback received in response to the exhibition can be found here.


View the submissions


  • 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: DPIE
Exhibition location: NSW Planning Portal