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Good Design for Social Housing

Last published on 13 Oct 2020 in News

Good Design for Social Housing provides guidance for design decisions throughout the development lifecycle to achieve better social housing outcomes in NSW.

LLAHC community garden

The document explains the importance of good design for social housing, and what’s important when new homes are designed and built.

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How will Good Design for Social Housing be used?

Good Design for Social Housing will be used by project teams, delivery partners and all Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) stakeholders.

The document makes it easier for developers to do business with LAHC and ensures our work benefits from and is aligned with the NSW Government’s contemporary visions for built environment design and social housing outcomes.

Good Design for Social Housing and the Land and Housing Corporation Dwelling Requirements replaces the LAHC Design Standards 2014.

LAHC development South Granville

Goals for the Land and Housing Corporation

Good Design for Social Housing has four goals for LAHC projects:

  • Tenant well-being
  • Community belonging
  • Drive benefits from collaboration
  • Deliver value for NSW government

Good design is NSW government policy, and it underpins the creation of better places that support the physical, social, cultural, environmental, and economic wellbeing of the community.

Land and Housing Corporation Dwelling Requirements

The Land and Housing Corporation Dwelling Requirements outlines design performance criteria for new development projects.

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Good Design for Social Housing and the Land and Housing Corporation Dwelling Requirements:

  • Will be used by project teams, delivery partners and all Land and Housing Corporation stakeholders.
  • Make it easier for developers to do business with the Land and Housing Corporation.
  • Ensure the Land and Housing Corporation’s work benefits from and is aligned with the NSW Government’s contemporary visions for built environment design and social housing outcomes.

Design Standards

The LAHC Design Standards 2014 have been superseded by Good Design for Social Housing and the Land and Housing Corporation Dwelling Requirements.

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Read the Land and Housing Corporation Dwelling Requirements