Establishing a National Framework for Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning

Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) is a policy where a certain percentage of social and affordable housing must be included within all new housing projects.

This can be expressed in terms of land, dwellings or payment of an equivalent levy allocated to such housing. The social or affordable homes built as a result of MIZ are owned and managed by not-for-profit community housing providers (CHPS). In this way, community development and social support services are at the heart of this policy.


The purpose of the National Framework is to promote a consistent approach to Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning across all Australian metropolitan areas.

It has six components:

  • National MIZ principles
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Legislative/Regulatory requirements
  • Impact measurement framework
  • MIZ transfer process (land, dwellings or cash)
  • MIZ Capability Assessment

National Housing and Homelessness Agreement

The National Framework aligns with the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement (NHHA) housing priority areas and specifically addresses the following:

  • Affordable housing
  • Social housing
  • Encouraging growth and supporting viability of the CHP sector
  • Planning and zoning reform


Read the web report here.