Rhodes East Affordable Rental Housing

Evidence Report

The purpose of this Evidence Report was to support the City of Canada Bay in its desire to deliver a 5% affordable rental housing target for key workers within the Priority Precinct of Rhodes East.

Specifically, this Report, along with the Affordable Housing Program and updated Affordable Housing Policy would be crucial in calculating and justifying the affordable housing contribution rates and the delivery mechanisms available to Council and developers.

Our value add

HillPDA understood that significant work had already been undertaken by the Council to assist in the facilitation and delivery of more affordable housing and therefore worked collaboratively with the local affordable housing experts within Council to build on this invaluable body of work. The study provided the evidence of the need for affordable housing in the LGA.

HillPDA investigated three methodologies that could be used by Council and/ or a private developers to calculate the contribution made towards affordable housing within Rhodes East. These methodologies or tools are outlined as follows:

  • Monetary contribution analysis and testing
  • Dwelling in-kind analysis and testing
  • Land contribution analysis and testing

Underpinned by the outcomes of these methods, HillPDA prepared a robust Affordable Housing Program that was practical and easy to implement


The report was used to support council’s application to the DPE to allow an affordable housing contribution levy at Rhodes East.


  • Policy analysis
  • Demographic analysis
  • Market demand and supply analysis
  • Housing affordability modelling
  • Policy and planning control recommendations
  • Feasibility testing

Client: City of Canada Bay
Project date: 2016


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