A leader in the New South Wales property industry has warned against any adoption of mandatory rules for developers which include affordable housing in new developments, arguing that such moves would add to the cost of other houses provided on new apartments and suggest that affordable housing challenges could be better addressed through incentives for developers.

In response to media reports which suggest that the Greater Sydney Commission is set to recommend inclusionary zoning policies in a number of draft district plans set to be introduced shortly, Urban Taskforce Australia Chief Executive Officer Chris Johnson has hit out at the mooted plan. Johnson said feedback from…