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HIA welcomes plans to fast track low and mid-rise housing

Media release

HIA welcomes plans to fast track low and mid-rise housing

Media release
”The Housing Industry Association (HIA) welcomes the plans announced today by the NSW Government to fast track low and mid-rise housing,” said David Bare, HIA Executive Director NSW.

Minister Scully announced the NSW Government will make changes to allow dual occupancies (duplexes) in R2 residential zones in NSW as well as permit more terraces and town houses near transport hubs and town centres in R2 zones.  

“This is a great step forward in unlocking the development potential of low-density residential areas in Greater Sydney and across NSW. Allowing dual occupancy developments on land zoned R2 will support the delivery of more housing,” added Mr Bare.

“To achieve this, it is important that the changes to planning controls are consistent across all local government areas. Planning controls that facilitate these developments being undertaken as complying development are also vital. This will ensure the approval process is streamlined minimising delays and reducing costs for the families who can take advantage of the option to knock down their old home on a large block and replace it with two dwellings.

“HIA looks forward to the release of the draft proposals next week and continuing to work collaboratively with the NSW Government on these and other reforms to increase the supply of new housing of all types across NSW.”

For more information please contact:

David Bare

Executive Director - NSW
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