Tuesday, 15 January 2013

NSW Review of Potential Housing Opportunities on Landowner Nominated Sites

Review of Potential Housing Sites

Review of Potential Housing Opportunities on Landowner Nominated Sites

Land Review
The government has commenced a review of potential housing opportunities on sites nominated by landowners.  This follows the Minister’s general invitation to landowners to submit expressions of interest if they are interested in developing their land for housing.
The Program applies to greenfield sites of 100 hectares or more proposed predominantly for housing.

 It decided to focus on those sites over 100 hectares and in the Sydney Region.

A further two sites outside the Sydney Region which are over 100 hectares are being reviewed by the Department under the same general terms as the Review.

A total of 31 sites are undergoing further evaluation on the basis of government-endorsed objectives and matters for consideration. These sites are in the local government areas of Camden (four sites), Campbelltown (three), Clarence Valley (one), Hawkesbury (one), Hornsby (one), Liverpool (one), Penrith (five), Port Stephens (one), Sutherland (two), The Hills (two), Wollondilly (nine) and Wyong (one).
The status of all sites is indicated on this schedule.
A detailed assessment is being undertaken to determine each remaining site’s ability to deliver housing in the short term, taking into account infrastructure requirements, impacts on agricultural land and the environment, and access to jobs.
The department has asked the relevant councils to provide submissions, outlining their assessment of the suitability of each site. These submissions will be considered as part of the Government’s assessment.
Recommendations will considered by the Government’s CEO Review Committee. Final recommendations will then be considered by CabinetTaskforce on Housing Supply.

This map [PDF] shows the location of the sites in the Sydney Region (note: If the map does display properly in your browser, right-click and save a copy to your computer, then open the file.)