Affordable Housing Provider Scheme

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Date: 1 Nov 2017 - 20 Jun 2022
Updated: 23 Feb 2018
Managed: Landcom Contact owner
Type: Agency specific
Scheme Number: SCM4421
The scheme offers a pool of nationally registered community housing providers to help develop or manage affordable housing across NSW.

The scheme streamlines the procurement process and create partnerships that will increase the supply of affordable housing to households with very low, low and moderate incomes - usually at no more than 30% of their income.

This scheme was established by Landcom, the NSW Government’s development organisation to help deliver affordable housing.

Range of services

The scheme covers the management and construction of affordable housing in different regions across NSW.

The affordable housing providers (or community housing providers) on the scheme are all registered and meet the requirements of the National Registration System.

This scheme provides further information on their:

  • capability as managers or also whether they construct/develop affordable housing
  • regions where they are active
  • scale of built form
  • housing types
  • client specialisations
  • focus or intentions
  • tier
  • level of experience
  • current portfolio.

Key benefits

The scheme allows any private or government organisation wishing to procure affordable housing development or management services to easily find providers active in their area.  It allows them to check that the scale or type of development matches their needs.

The scheme also includes information about the intended future scope of each community housing provider (CHP).  This makes it easier to find potential partners.  It will allow prospective initiators of affordable housing to narrow the invitation to tender or expression of interest to relevant parties. This is expected to save time and money and improve housing outcomes.


Insurance and financial matters are considered during the National Registration process and are therefore not duplicated here.

It will be up to all parties to do their own due diligence as they see fit.

Anyone wanting to find a registered community housing provider can use this scheme.

You can filter prequalified suppliers by the geographical areas they serve.

Geographical regions

Metro-North region

1. Cumberland/Prospect: Auburn, Baulkham Hills, Blacktown, Holroyd, Parramatta

2. Nepean: Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Penrith

3. Northern Sydney: Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Manly, Mosman, North Sydney, Pittwater, Ryde, Warringah, Willoughby

Metro South region

4. Inner West: Ashfield, Burwood, Canada Bay, Canterbury, Leichhardt, Marrickville, Strathfield

5. South East Sydney: Botany Bay, Hurstville, Kogarah, Randwick, Rockdale, Sutherland Shire, Sydney, Waverley, Woollahra

6. South West Sydney: Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly

Hunter region

7. Central Coast: Gosford, Wyong

8. Hunter: Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Singleton, Upper Hunter Shire

Western region

9. Central West: Bathurst Regional, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes, Weddin

10. Orana / Far West: Balranald, Bogan, Bourke, Brewarrina, Broken Hill, Central Darling, Cobar, Coonamble, Dubbo, Gilgandra, Mid-Western Regional, Narromine, Walgett, Warren, Warrumbungle Shire, Wellington, Wentworth, Unincorporated NSW (Far West)

11. Riverina/Murray: Albury, Berrigan, Bland, Carrathool, Conargo, Coolamon, Cootamundra, Corowa Shire, Deniliquin, Greater Hume Shire, Griffith, Gundagai, Hay, Jerilderie, Junee, Leeton, Lockhart, Murray, Murrumbidgee, Narrandera, Temora, Tumbarumba, Tumut Shire, Urana, Wagga Wagga, Wakool

Northern region

12. Far North Coast: Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley, Tweed

13. Mid North Coast: Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Gloucester, Great Lakes, Greater Taree, Hastings, Kempsey, Nambucca, Unincorporated NSW (Lord Howe Island)

14. New England: Armidale Dumaresq, Glen Innes Severn, Gunnedah, Guyra, Gwydir, Inverell, Liverpool Plains, Moree Plains, Narrabri, Tamworth Regional, Tenterfield, Uralla, Walcha

Southern region

15. Illawarra: Kiama, Shellharbour, Shoalhaven, Wollongong

16. Southern Highlands: Bega Valley, Bombala, Boorowa, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn Mulwaree, Harden, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan, Yass Valley, Young

Tools and templates

You can go to eTendering to see the application process, download the scheme terms and conditions, the NSW geographical regions map and the affordable housing experience questionnaire.

How to apply

The scheme is currently open and suppliers may submit applications through eTendering.

Applicants can expect to be notified of an outcome within 6 weeks of their submission.

How to update your details

To maximise supply opportunities, suppliers are encouraged to keep their details up-to-date, including scheme contacts, key personnel and company profile.

Update your details on eTendering.