The Department of Planning and Environment exhibited the translation of existing Business and Industrial zones into the new Employment zones from 31 May to 12 July 2022. To view the detail please visit the Department’s Planning Portal. Employment zones will be in place within individual LEPs by 1 December 2022 when the existing Business and Industrial zones will be repealed. Further information is available on the Department's website.
The Local Housing Strategy 2020 sets a vision for the provision of housing across the Newcastle Local Government Area over the next 20 years.
The Local Housing Strategy considers housing in the context of affordability, accessibility and sustainability and will inform a future review of the Newcastle Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Newcastle Development Control Plan 2012.
The Local Housing Strategy:
- provides a history of housing supply and the different eras of housing development in Newcastle
- identifies the key drivers for housing supply and demand
- outlines the 20-year population projections and housing needs for Newcastle
- sets the priorities for the provision of housing for the next 20 years.
Local Housing Strategy
Challenge your understanding of our changing city by playing The House we Build, a pilot project with the University of Newcastle.
As the number of people needing houses goes up, low density dwellings will need to be replaced with dwellings that can house more people. It is difficult to house more people in existing neighbourhoods while maintaining amenity or happiness. To maintain happiness community and recreational facilities need to be provided. In the Housing Game, residents’ happiness is reflected in the colour on each tile, the happiness legend is shown in the bottom left-hand side of the screen.
The goal of the game is to house the people moving into the area while achieving the highest global happiness score.