The first stage of redevelopment at Riverwood (Washington Park) is nearing completion and has delivered social housing mixed with private housing in a model that has created a better place for all residents.

The redevelopment of Riverwood North has demonstrated what can be achieved through redeveloping concentrated social housing estates into a diverse community offering inspiration and opportunity.

The remaining 30 hectares of Riverwood renewal will be planned and considered as a State Significant Precinct (SSP). The redevelopment project has a potential investment of $3.4 billion to the state economy and the creation of 500 construction jobs.

In being declared an SSP, a specific process is followed that involves a detailed study of the area to identify requirements for all types of housing, community amenity and services needed for the local population.

FACS will be consulting with residents, the broader community and other stakeholders to identify what additional infrastructure and amenity is required to support the new population in further improving Riverwood.

There is much consultation and planning work to be done over the next 6 to 8 months to develop a SSP Study and Planning Framework for the remainder of Riverwood.

With the approval of the Minister for Planning, a finalised Planning Framework allowing for the submission of development applications is likely by mid-2018.

More Information

Riverwood Renewal Community Liaison Officer
FACS Office, 171 Belmore Road, Riverwood
Tuesdays and Fridays - 9am-5pm


(02) 9584 4800


06 June 2017

Special Projects: Boyd Street, Tweed Heads

A site in Tweed Heads is being made available for purchase and redevelopment as part of the Communities Plus Neighbourhood ...

04 May 2017

Major Project: Riverwood residents have their say at masterplanning drop-in session

A second round of drop-in sessions was held at the Riverwood Community Centre on 26th and 28th April 2017 to update the community on the ...

06 March 2017

Major Project: Riverwood community gets involved in Masterplanning

Over 75 residents provided their valuable insights into the Riverwood masterplanning process at first two drop-in sessions held at the ...