A discussion paper released by the Committee for Sydney, there they presented a number of innovations to deal with the housing sector challenges in Sydney and highlighted the role Government must play, not just in ‘housing the needy’ but in using its resources such as its land, and its regulatory and planning tools, as well its collaboration with the private sector. The ‘five game changers’ as identified by the Committee include: Maximising the use of public land - exploration of the role public land can play in improving housing supply through new model of partnership and joint ventures. Government action to trigger private investment – using its own investment to facilitate the entry of substantial private finance into the market by reducing risk or increasing returns. Build the market – building a strong and capable market for management of affordable housing and ensuring the right range of expertise. Commit to major renewal of social housing – enabling an expanded social housing system with a wider variety of affordable, good quality housing options for a greater diversity of people. Private development to enhance the affordable end of the market – NSW planning system can do more to trigger private sector supply of affordable housing, and to provide lower cost market housing. Read more about the paper and the Committee for Sydney’s viewshere.