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Patterns to tackle shortages

A novel way to fast-track the approval and building of new homes was launched this week by the NSW government, as a means of tackling the housing shortage.

The initiative comes in the form of an international pattern book design competition, allowing architects and architecture students from around the world to design the future face of Sydney and NSW while speeding up the delivery of new homes.

The winning designs used by developers will have access to an accelerated approval pathway, allowing builders to have homes approved and built faster, providing homes to those who need them sooner.

The competition jury, which will be chaired by the NSW Government Architect Abbie Galvin and endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects, is looking for designs which are liveable, buildable, replicable, cost effective, sustainable and that meet the needs of the industry and local communities.

Final designs will initially be built by the government on five sites provided by Homes NSW, Landcom and Sydney Olympic Park. This will allow people to see the physical homes contained in the patten book while providing winning architects with the opportunity to see their designs in built form.

To apply, registered architects and students must express their interest to take part and design a terrace house or mid-rise apartment building. The competition opens on 2 July 2024 and the final Pattern Book will be launched in 2025.

To learn more or to submit an EOI visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/pattern-book-design-competition.

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Adam is the founder and Principal of Hugo Alexander Property Group. With a previous career in advertising, 22 years experience in property investment, and 16 years in Brisbane real estate, he knows the market inside out to ensure his clients grow their wealth faster.

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