Affordable Housing Paper

Affordable Housing Paper

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North Epping residents are encouraged to look at a Paper currently on exhibition by Hornsby Shire Council. Entitled Affordable Housing - this is a discussion paper that looks at some of the background to this issue at both a societal and local government level. You can find it on the Council website here Affordable Housing Paper

BACKGROUND: All councils are going to need to prepare new Local Environment Plans (a key planning document that flows through to zoning and approvals) due to the State Government's announced policy of introducing a Low Rise Medium Density Policy. As part of this process (which has been accelerated through incentive funding given to councils), they need to look at a range of issues, such as policies to address the need for Affordable Housing.

The Council therefore has drafted a Discussion Paper and put it out for public comment. Whilst general in nature, and (importantly) with no key recommendations to give residents a true indication of what planning implications may flow from it, this paper has potentially big impacts for local residents in the HSC area.
The Trust has prepared a draft submission having considered the possible impact on North Epping. A draft is here.
North Epping residents are encouraged to give feedback to Council directly by making a short submission by 1 March. This can be emailed to

Alternatively, please email your feedback on the Trust's submission to by 15th February, and the Trust will try to reflect the collective views of North Epping residents.

IMPORTANT This Paper is on public exhibition until 1 March 2019 and residents can make submissions on it.

See more on the Hornsby Shire Council website here