A regional housing taskforce will be set up to combat supply shortage across NSW.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro said a new approach was needed to help support those in the regions with new housing and make regional towns a magnet for people coming from the city centres.
“From Byron to Bega and Coffs Harbour to Dubbo, regional towns are booming, but in many parts of the state, planning has not kept pace with growing demand,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Regional housing markets are complex and unique, and there could be a whole range of factors driving housing constraints and we need to unpack those so we can deliver new housing opportunities for our regional communities.”
The regional housing taskforce will report back by September on ways of better using the planning system and other measures to boost supply.