Former NSW Liberal leader John Brogden has been appointed permanent chief executive of Landcom after acting in the position for six months.
Mr Brodgen has been leading Landcom since its split from UrbanGrowth NSW last October.
He also served as chair of Landcom since 2012, and then UrbanGrowth NSW.
“He has provided stability and continuity to the organisation since our separation from UrbanGrowth NSW and has championed our new strategic directions since taking the helm as interim CEO six months ago,” Landcom chair Suzanne Jones said.
“I am pleased to welcome him to the organisation as our permanent CEO and I look forward to working with John as we start a new chapter in the organisation’s history.”
She said the news reformed Landcom had a “very clear mandate” from the government to “take a lead role in improving the supply, diversity and affordability of new housing in Sydney and NSW, underpinned by industry-leading sustainability principles”.
Mr Brogden said new ideas and innovation were being explored at Landcom to deal with the increased pressure to house a growing population.
“Housing affordability is a serious issue for Sydney, which needs at least 725,000 new homes to accommodate an additional 1.7 million people by 2036,” Mr Brogden said.
“That’s 825,000 homes to be delivered in 20 years, or 41,250 annually – a record number.
“Landcom is taking up this challenge by working with government agencies, the private sector and not-for-profit organisations to deliver a range of housing types that are sustainable, innovative and attractive places to live at various price points across Sydney.”