Crown Lands is accelerating the delivery of homes in regional areas facing housing shortages by identifying suitable Crown land for residential development.
Up to eight Crown land sites will be identified across the State that could be used to help ease housing pressures.
These projects will look to deliver a mix of social, affordable and market housing to meet local needs in high demand locations and improve economic outcomes for Aboriginal people and communities.
The sites will focus on regions experiencing high housing demand, high social housing waitlists and significant economic growth, as identified by a cross-agency committee with representatives from the Department of Planning and Environment and the Department of Regional NSW.
Crown Lands is working in partnership with Land and Housing Corporation, Landcom, local councils and Local Aboriginal Land Councils to address housing pressures.
The focus on housing aligns with the Crown land 2031 strategy, a 10-year plan with a commitment to accelerate economic progress in regional and rural NSW by facilitating new and innovative uses for Crown land in the interest of local community needs.
A historic agreement in Albury will see the NSW government come together with Local Council to identify housing opportunities to address rising demand for housing in the region.
The agreement brings together Crown Lands and LAHC, with Albury City Council.
Under the agreement, opportunity sites will be assessed for housing including planning and rezoning requirements, legal or environmental constraints, and recognition of Aboriginal interests in respect of land claims and native title.
Go to NSW Land and Housing Corporation for more information and next steps on the Albury project.
Key workers, social housing residents, the local Aboriginal community and families in the Snowy region will benefit from an initiative to better utilise government owned Crown land in Cooma to deliver more housing.
By working in collaboration with Crown Lands, NSW Aboriginal Land Council, Merrimans Local Aboriginal Land Council, Department of Regional NSW and LAHC, up to 140 housing lots will be built on what is currently Crown land in Cooma.
Go to NSW Land and Housing Corporation for more information and next steps on the Cooma project.
A landmark agreement in Forbes will see 10.28 hectares of Crown land redeveloped to deliver about 100 housing lots to reduce housing pressure and provide an economic boost following the floods.
The agreement brings together Crown Lands and LAHC, with Forbes Shire Council, Peak Hill Aboriginal Land Council, and the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.
The Forbes site is located in a flood-free zone, across 3 adjoining blocks in Farnell Street and Dawson Street.
The land will be subdivided to provide blocks that can deliver a mix of single dwellings, duplexes, social and affordable housing and key worker housing.
Go to NSW Land and Housing Corporation for more information and next steps on the Forbes project.
Plans to deliver much-needed housing supply to North Tuncurry are underway, with the rezoning of 615 hectares of Crown land next to Tuncurry town centre.
A mix of up to 2,100 new houses and apartments is expected to be delivered through the rezoning, which would be a significant boost to help Council meet its target of 10,000 new homes by 2036 for the fast-growing regional area.
Discussions are in progress with NSW Aboriginal Land Council, Forster Local Aboriginal Land Council and other Aboriginal parties to explore a partnership agreement to facilitate the North Tuncurry project.
Go to Landcom for more information on the North Tuncurry project, including next steps.
An innovative agreement in Tamworth is set to identify and investigate underutilised sites across the region for new housing supply to help ease housing stress.
The agreement brings together Crown Lands and LAHC, with Tamworth Regional Council, Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, and Landcom.
Under the agreement, potential sites will be identified and assessed for housing including a review of planning and rezoning requirements, legal or environmental constraints, and recognition of Aboriginal interests in respect of land claims and native title.
Go to NSW Land and Housing Corporation for more information and next steps on the Tamworth project.