NSW Planning and Infrastructure announced four housing supply programs on what it dubbed 'super Saturday', 16 March 2013:
- The North West Rail Link Corridor Strategy was released to guide future development around the eight new stations of the North West Rail Link — feedback is due by 30 April 2013.
- Land-use zoning, building density and height levels, design quality, public parks and streetscapes, and traffic and transport in eight existing urban areas are to be reviewed under the new Urban Activation Precincts program — so far, Planning Studies and draft Development Control Plans for North Ryde Station and Epping Town Centre have been released, and feedback is due by 30 April 2013.
- Land across five precincts in Sydney’s Growth Centres near the new North-West and South-West Rail Links is to be re-zoned, and three additional North West Growth Centre precincts have been released.
- Seven outer suburban greenfield sites for potential new housing lots are to be progressed under the Potential Home Sites program, with 13 other sites to be investigated.
The programs aim to support the delivery of a total of up to 172,000 new homes across Sydney, but the programs do not include targets for affordable housing. Read more details about the program announcements.