Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme - Amendment to the Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP)

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In April 2024 Lismore City Council supported a proposed change to the Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP) that would enable Council to charge a levy that can be spent for the purposes of providing Affordable Housing only. The levy would only be payable on certain rural properties that benefit from a rezoning. The parcels to which the levy is proposed are already supported for a potential zone change under Lismore Council’s Growth and Realignment Strategy 2022.


Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme Map
Yellow highlight indicates the proposed Affordable Housing Scheme areas - full copy of map here



The proposed levy for majority of the sites in Lismore is 10%, with one site proposed for 7%. The levy can be paid by way of land (actual lots) or the monetary equivalent.

To introduce the levy, Council has prepared an Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme (ACHS) in accordance with the template provided by the NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure. The draft AHCS is downloadable from this page.

To formally adopt such a scheme, a Planning Proposal to change the Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP) is required. The draft Planning Proposal is downloadable from this page. The objective of this Planning Proposal is to amend the Lismore LEP 2012 through the introduction of an Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme to increase the supply of affordable rental housing in perpetuity in the Lismore Local Government Area while maintaining the viability of development. Lismore City Council has not been delegated as the local plan-making authority, this means the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure will have authority to finalise this Planning Proposal.


Have Your Say


Have your say by:

If your land is identified in the map above, additional support is available to help you understand what the AHCS could mean for you, including face to face meetings. Please contact Jamie van Iersel to find out more.

Submissions close at 4.30pm Friday 30 August, 2024.

The preparation of an Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme for Lismore is proudly funded by the NSW Government.


In April 2024 Lismore City Council supported a proposed change to the Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP) that would enable Council to charge a levy that can be spent for the purposes of providing Affordable Housing only. The levy would only be payable on certain rural properties that benefit from a rezoning. The parcels to which the levy is proposed are already supported for a potential zone change under Lismore Council’s Growth and Realignment Strategy 2022.


Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme Map
Yellow highlight indicates the proposed Affordable Housing Scheme areas - full copy of map here



The proposed levy for majority of the sites in Lismore is 10%, with one site proposed for 7%. The levy can be paid by way of land (actual lots) or the monetary equivalent.

To introduce the levy, Council has prepared an Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme (ACHS) in accordance with the template provided by the NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure. The draft AHCS is downloadable from this page.

To formally adopt such a scheme, a Planning Proposal to change the Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP) is required. The draft Planning Proposal is downloadable from this page. The objective of this Planning Proposal is to amend the Lismore LEP 2012 through the introduction of an Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme to increase the supply of affordable rental housing in perpetuity in the Lismore Local Government Area while maintaining the viability of development. Lismore City Council has not been delegated as the local plan-making authority, this means the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure will have authority to finalise this Planning Proposal.


Have Your Say


Have your say by:

If your land is identified in the map above, additional support is available to help you understand what the AHCS could mean for you, including face to face meetings. Please contact Jamie van Iersel to find out more.

Submissions close at 4.30pm Friday 30 August, 2024.

The preparation of an Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme for Lismore is proudly funded by the NSW Government.

  • All submissions, including any personal information contained therein, will become publicly available documents and will be made available on Council’s website, in accordance with the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009.

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