Supporting documents

The Governor in Council Order (the Order) forms part of the definition of affordable housing under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

The Order specifies the income ranges for very low, low and moderate-income households for affordable housing that is not social housing. The Order will be published annually in the Government Gazette.

Under the Planning and Environment Act 1987, social housing has the same meaning as in section 4(1) of the Housing Act 1983. Income limits for social housing are determined by the Director of Housing and published at

The Specified Matters Under Section 3AA(2) – Ministerial Notice (the Notice) will specify the matters that must be considered in determining whether housing provided under an Affordable Housing Agreement is appropriate for the needs of very low, low and moderate income households.

An example Affordable Housing Agreement based on a section 173 has been developed to help responsible authorities and landowners to negotiate voluntary Affordable Housing Agreements.

The example agreement contains a selection of optional clauses that could be included in an Affordable Housing Agreement. The selection of optional clauses provided are by no means exhaustive.

It is not mandatory to use any part of the example agreement.

DELWP Affordable Housing Seminars

Affordable Housing Implementation Symposium

On Tuesday 14 August 2018 the department held the Affordable Housing Implementation Symposium to outline in practical terms what the new planning mechanisms for affordable housing mean for stakeholders.

We heard from speakers from a range of sectors including developers, community housing providers, council planners and state government.

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