Draft Local Housing Strategy and Draft Affordable Housing Policy


The draft Clarence Valley Local Housing Strategy and draft Affordable Housing Policy was publicly exhibited from Friday 27 October to Friday 22 December 2023. Council will consider all submissions and proposed revisions to the draft documents. It is expected this will occur at a Council meeting within the first quarter of 2024.

The draft strategy has been informed by the latest information on population growth and an audit of supply and demand and modelling of future expected demand for different types of housing. There are a range of proposed actions to better meet community expectations and housing needs into the future. These include updates to Council’s planning framework (Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan), opportunities to work with social housing providers and developers to provide more affordable housing, including for key workers, and actions to encourage more diverse housing types. The strategy is underpinned by Council's new flood model, consideration of natural hazards including impacts from climate change and protection of the environment.

NSW councils are required to prepare Local Housing Strategies in accordance with Department of Planning and Environment’s Local Housing Strategy Guideline 2018 and it has been prepared to give effect to Action 4.4 of the Clarence Valley Local Strategic Planning Statement. This project is proudly funded by the NSW Government.