An Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme is one way to generate affordable housing for our community.
The Scheme provides detail about how, where, and at what rate development contributions can be collected from landowners for affordable housing.
The Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme came into effect from January 2023, following an amendment to the Byron Local Environmental Plan LEP 2014.
It will help supply affordable rental housing when that land is upzoned.
Upzoning is a change of zone to enable residential development or a change of planning controls. For example a floor space ratio that enables greater residential density on the site.
The form of contribution will be determined by Council. It may include a combination of:
Council’s preferred contribution form is land within the development.
Fit for purpose land is land that has been improved from a natural state and provided with urban servicing including:
We are required to hold a register of nominated community housing providers that can deliver and manage the affordable rental housing in line with this Scheme.
Council endorsed the following accredited community housing providers to be on the register:
View the Community Housing Provider Register report to Council, 8 December 2022 meeting.
Alex Caras, Planner
The Affordable Housing Contributions Policy and Procedure sets out how landowners can make an affordable housing contribution using a planning agreement.