Following the NSW Government’s announcement of the new Waterloo Metro Station, the Waterloo social housing estate will be redeveloped with new and more social housing, integrated with affordable and private housing.
The Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) is working with UrbanGrowth NSW to develop a comprehensive masterplan for the Waterloo precinct, in collaboration with the City of Sydney and the Department of Planning and Environment. This includes the Waterloo social housing estate and the Waterloo Metro station block (i.e. above the station). The masterplan will show where new buildings, parks and community facilities will be located.
Community feedback will be sought all the way through the planning process.
• Over the next 12 months we will be masterplanning the area and consulting with the community
• The redevelopment will be staged over 15-20 years
• Social housing tenant relocations will not start until at least mid-2018 and will occur in stages throughout the redevelopment program
• FACS will ensure that community services and maintenance on the Waterloo Estate continues during the redevelopment
• Waterloo residents can move back into new homes as they are completed.
The Waterloo redevelopment area includes the government owned land between Phillip and McEvoy Streets to the north and south, and Pitt and Cope Streets to the east and west.
The new metro station will be built underground between Botany Road, Wellington Street, Cope Street and Raglan Street. UrbanGrowth NSW is responsible for the redevelopment above the new Metro station.
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Long term project
The redevelopment of Waterloo is a long term project taking 15–20 years.
Mix of housing
The masterplanning process will take around 18 months and will help determine the staging of the project and the mix of social, affordable and private housing.
No loss of social housing
There will be no loss of social housing. The NSW Government has stated that all current social housing residents will have the right to return to the redeveloped estate.
Tenant relocations after mid 2018
Tenant relocations will not start before mid 2018 and FACS will work with residents throughout the relocation process.
New social housing
Most tenants will be able to move from their current homes straight into the new social housing as buildings are completed.