State Environmental Planning Policy (Affordable Rental Housing) 2009 (AHSEPP)

The AHSEPP was introduced to increase the supply and diversity of affordable rental and social housing in NSW.  The AHSEPP provides that secondary dwellings and group homes may be considered as complying development if they meet the complying development standards contained in this policy and the requirements of the NSW Housing Code.

The following links detail the types of development and associated standards that may be undertaken as complying development under the AHSEPP:

* Secondary dwellings
* Group homes

The Department of Planning has prepared the following fact sheets that contain further information:

Supporting Affordable Rental Housing – Granny Flats (Secondary Dwellings)
Supporting Group Homes

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