NSW Land and Housing Corporation: Building Design Requirements

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Land and Housing Corporation has updated their Building Design and Product Requirements. You can download the Design Standards from their website. 

The Design Standards  establish the standards that all new housing and major refurbishments of existing housing for NSW Land and Housing Corporation must meet. The document may be taken as performance and functional guidance rather than prescriptive requirements for:

  • Projects undertaken by the affordable housing or community housing sector which are mainly privately funded, or
  • Aboriginal Housing Office projects.

The Design Standards include five non-negotiable Design Principles and the Design Features emphasise:

  • Liveable Housing Design
  • Functionality
  • Flexibility
  • Sustainability and
  • Innovation