Affordable housing discounts

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We're proposing to support the development of more affordable housing across the City by introducing an 85 per cent discount on development contributions.

The proposal would see a discount applied on development contributions for specific types of social and affordable rental housing, including in-fill housing, boarding houses, supportive accommodation, residential flat buildings and group homes.

Social and affordable rental housing developments would still be levied a 15 per cent contribution, striking a balance between encouraging developers to build this type of housing and ensuring that local facilities, like footpaths, parks and playgrounds are provided.

The development contributions discount aligns with Council's Housing Strategy, which identified that some people are waiting between five and 10 years for affordable accommodation.

Share your feedback by 2 November 2020.

We're proposing to support the development of more affordable housing across the City by introducing an 85 per cent discount on development contributions.

The proposal would see a discount applied on development contributions for specific types of social and affordable rental housing, including in-fill housing, boarding houses, supportive accommodation, residential flat buildings and group homes.

Social and affordable rental housing developments would still be levied a 15 per cent contribution, striking a balance between encouraging developers to build this type of housing and ensuring that local facilities, like footpaths, parks and playgrounds are provided.

The development contributions discount aligns with Council's Housing Strategy, which identified that some people are waiting between five and 10 years for affordable accommodation.

Share your feedback by 2 November 2020.

  • Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We value your input on this proposal to support the development of more affordable housing across the City. 

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