Planning professionals and developers

Developer responsibilities for affordable housing

All new significant developments should provide 15% affordable housing. Significant developments include government land, major developments and private developments that are bound by development plan policy for affordable housing.

Development applications that include affordable housing are referred to Renewal SA for advice on whether the affordable housing criteria have been met.

A dwelling is considered to be an affordable home if:

  • it is offered for sale at or below the appropriate price
  • it is offered for sale to eligible buyers, and
  • the development is subject to a legally binding agreement to ensure these requirements are met.

There are also various incentives to encourage the provision of affordable housing outside of significant developments.

If affordable housing is a part of your development, or to get more information contact Renewal SA on 8207 1300.

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