City of Sydney Launches Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge


The City of Sydney is calling for new ideas to boost the diversity of housing across the city, with a focus on identifying and developing new models to increase affordable housing supply.

The Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge will be open to anyone interested in innovation in the housing sector.

Alternative housing is a category of structures that are built or designed outside the mainstream norm, while affordable housing provides housing for very low to moderate income households.

Applications will need to demonstrate innovation in at least two of these areas – planning, design, ownership type, tenancy type, management (including sharing of facilities), construction, urban land supply and financing.

Up to six entries will receive $20,000 each to further develop their concepts following consideration by an independent expert jury.

The challenge will reframe the future of housing supply in Sydney. Ideas will need to be as creative as possible and reflective of how our increasing population will need to live, work and play in Sydney in the future.

The city is looking for ideas that are replicable, scalable and sustainable that can be rolled out to the local community.

Applications close on Wednesday, 8 May 2019.

Click here for more details on the Ideas Challenge

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