SSROC and Resilient Sydney start conversation on addressing affordable housing

SSROC and Resilient Sydney have got the ball rolling on Sydney councils taking action to improve housing affordability across the Sydney metropolitan area.

Representatives from 32 Sydney councils participated in an online workshop in early March, along with representatives from the other peak council bodies WSROC, NSROC and Western Sydney Planning Partnership, to cooperate on strategies to improve housing affordability for low-income earners across Sydney.

The workshop was part of the Resilient Sydney Diverse and Affordable Housing initiative, in which urban planning and housing experts from Urbanista Australia consulted extensively with councils right across metropolitan Sydney on the challenges and barriers to implementing affordable housing contribution schemes.  

The online workshop showcased practical tools and resources to help local council officers prepare Affordable Housing Contribution Schemes for their councils drawing together specialist affordable housing research

The suite of tools is now available here:

The Resilient Sydney Supplementary Implementation Guide is an explanation of how to go about developing and delivering an affordable housing contributions scheme, drawing on councils’ real, proven experience.

Workshop recording

Workshop presentations

SSROC will continue to work with Resilient Sydney, Urbanista and the participating councils to address housing affordability issues across the metropolitan area.