Northern Beaches Local Housing Strategy endorsed (Final document)

NBC Position

A Local Housing Strategy (Strategy) is required for the period 2016-
2036 as part of the Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) Regional
Plan for Sydney, the North District Plan and Council’s LSPS
 The Strategy must:

  • meet a 5-year housing target of 3,400 dwellings (2016 – 2021)
  • develop a 6-10 year housing supply target
  • identify Council’s contribution to the North District 20-year
    housing target ( 92,000 dwellings)
  • inform affordable housing targets
     Since mid-2016, 2,835 dwelling completions have occurred on the
    Northern Beaches

Key Findings
• The need to plan for a population increase of around
23,000 people, requiring around 12,000 new homes
• NBC have existing capacity (land already zoned) to
provide around 10,750 dwellings, including the Frenchs
Forest Planned Precinct
• The difference between existing capacity and projected
demand is small – approximately 1,250 dwellings


The NRA has lodged its own submission (read here).

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