Housing and homelessness

We use every lever available to provide affordable housing and services for rough sleepers.

Housing and homelessness

The City is one of the only local councils meeting its State Government imposed housing targets. We are currently delivering a third of the entire target set for the nine councils across Sydney's eastern district.

We know increased density must be met with additional infrastructure and transport planning. We are experts in this work, providing a $1.8 billion public infrastructure strategy in the Green Square urban renewal precinct.

We have provided 3,263 Affordable Housing dwellings in our area through developer levies, the sale of discounted City land, cash grants and negotiated planning agreements.

We advocate for social housing tenants, including securing an improved outcome at the Waterloo redevelopment, renters and boarding house tenants.

We were the first Council in Australia to create a dedicated Homelessness Unit, and we invest more than $2.2 million a year in homelessness services.

We set a strategy to provide an additional 56,000 homes between 2016 and 2032. We have met 68% of this target within just 8 years, with over 30,000 dwellings built and over 13,000 in the pipeline.