Goal 1: An Equitable, Diverse and Sustainable Supply of Housing for the ACT Community

Planning and Development

ActionTimeframe Directorate ResponsibilityOutcome/Indicator
1A. Provide land and housing development opportunities to meet demand 1. Model and publish ACT Government housing supply and demand projections via the ACT Land and Property report. Annually EPSDD Projections published.
2. Monitor and report on trends in Canberra and the region’s land and property markets via the ACT Land and Property report. Annually EPSDD Report on land and property trends published each year.
3. Release an appropriate supply of land in a mix of greenfield and urban renewal locations, informed by modelling and market analysis to provide land ahead of demand. Annually

EPSDD lead

SLA/CRA

Land released and reported by the SLA/CRA.
1B. Set a 15% target for social and affordable housing 1. Dedicate at least 15 per cent of the Indicative Land Release Program each year to affordable, community and public housing with implementation from the 2019-20 program onwards. Annually

EPSDD lead

SLA/CRA

Targets published with the Indicative Land Release Program and notified on the ACT Government’s Legislation Register.

Land released and reported by the SLA/CRA. 

Home construction against targets to be reported through the ACT Land and Property reports.
1C. Maintain a healthy land and housing development pipeline 1. Maintain a land planning and development pipeline equivalent to four years’ demand, as determined by regular demand and supply modelling undertaken under objective 1A. Ongoing

EPSDD lead

SLA/CRA

Four years’ worth of development opportunities in the pipeline as reported in the Land and Property reports.
1D. Provide a diverse mix of housing types and choice 1. Consider the recommendations of the 2018 Housing Choices Collaboration Hub related to consideration of relevant zoning changes to specific demonstration projects. Review the efficacy of these changes on housing types and choice and progress positive outcomes. Ongoing EPSDD Recommendations considered, relevant site specific changes introduced, built outcomes reviewed.
2. Consider directions from the Planning Strategy refresh, around urban growth areas and plan for the integration of new housing types in existing urban environments, including links to transport, open space, community and cultural facilities. Ongoing EPSDD Relevant plans developed.
3. Undertake appropriate planning and design for greenfield estates to support a variety of housing types and urban environments. Ongoing EPSDD Plans and codes developed.

Design

ActionTimeframe Directorate ResponsibilityOutcome/Indicator
1E. Facilitate innovative design and delivery mechanisms 1. Facilitate demonstration projects that showcase innovative, diverse housing options through different mechanisms. 2018-19 to 2020-21 EPSDD Demonstration housing projects approved and construction commenced
2. Consider a range of sites for demonstration housing to design and deliver an inclusive residential community, pending consideration of variations to the Territory Plan for the sites. 2019 EPSDD Project complete and outcomes used to inform future planning or land release outcomes.
3. Consider different occupancy and ownership models including the applicability of community title models for cooperative housing developments. Ongoing EPSDD Investigation into different occupancy models and analysis complete.
1F. Encourage well designed, environmentally sustainable and accessible housing 1. Test design-led planning controls with urban design guidelines as part of a draft Territory Plan variations for the City and Gateway urban renewal area. 2018 EPSDD Design Review Panel established.
2. Investigate the introduction of a rating system for housing with accessibility and universal design features when property is advertised, on a voluntary basis, prior to considering a potential mandatory rating scheme. 2019 EPSDD Investigation complete and recommendations made.
3. Investigate planning and design provisions that encourage the supply of affordable housing across the spectrum of community need. This could include investigation of planning options such as inclusionary zoning and incentive mechanisms. Ongoing EPSDD Investigation complete, recommendations made and project scoped if applicable.
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