Housing Diversity SEPP - insight into the reforms and their potential impacts

12:00pm Wednesday, 2 September 2020
1:15pm Wednesday, 2 September 2020
Networking Events

The Department of Planning Industry and Environment is exhibiting an Explanation of Intended Effect for a proposed new Housing Diversity State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP). The proposed SEPP will consolidate a number of housing related SEPPs into a single instrument and introduce new definitions and planning controls for build-to-rent housing, student housing and co-living. It will also amend state-level planning provisions applying to boarding houses and seniors housing development. In particular, it will require boarding houses to be managed by community housing providers (CHP) as affordable housing and remove the previous floor space bonus available to boarding houses in certain zones. New and amended provisions to support the delivery of social housing developments by the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) on government-owned land are also proposed to be introduced.

The NSW Government has stated that the proposed changes are being introduced to accelerate projects that support employment and economic development and provide greater certainty for all stakeholders within the planning system. It is seeking feedback on the proposed provisions from key stakeholders with the SEPP on exhibition until 9 September 2020.

The proposed Housing Diversity SEPP will have significant implications for the NSW community, landowners, property developers, student accommodation providers, CHPs and local councils.

A diverse range of experts and leaders from the property and planning industry will provide greater insight into the reforms and their potential impacts. This will frame further discussion and input into the finalisation of the Housing Diversity SEPP.



  • Donella Roberts | Manager, Learning and Development, Australasian Housing Institute

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Who should attend:

CHPs, property developers, local councils, peak organisations, landowners, student accommodation providers, universities


  • Free
  • $30 for non-members

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Additional Information

Attendance of this event will meet the requirements for 10 CPD points under the current AHI Certified Professional program. Click here to read more about the accreditation for housing professionals.