The Ivanhoe Estate will be developed into an integrated community of around 3000 homes including at least 950 social housing units and 128 affordable rental units over the next 10 to 12 years.
Ivanhoe Estate at Macquarie Park - Contract Awarded
The Aspire consortium has been awarded the contract by the NSW Government to redevelop the Ivanhoe Estate at Macquarie Park. Read the Media Release.
The consortium comprises development partners Frasers Property Australia, Citta Property Group and community housing partner, Mission Australia Housing.
The project will see the transformation of 259 social housing properties on the 8.2 hectare site into a socially integrated neighbourhood of around 3000 properties including at least 950 social and 128 affordable rental apartments.
As the first major project being delivered under the Future Directions and the Communities Plus program, the project will increase the supply of social housing properties to at least 950 (almost a four fold increase) which means more people in need can move off the social housing waiting list. Download the Ivanhoe brochure.
The project will also meet the needs of tenants aging in place – a significant demographic on the Housing Register – through the provision of:
• 120 bed residential aged care facility
• 141 purpose-built social housing and 132 private independent living units, and a
• Wellbeing centre.
More opportunities for tenants
A key focus of the project is to address housing needs while providing practical opportunities to transition social housing residents to housing independence. Mission Australia Housing will provide support to assist social housing residents to connect with education, training and employment opportunities.
New education and community facilities
The redevelopment will help to meet the growing demand for high quality education by providing a non-government co-educational vertical high school and two 75 place child care centres. A range of community facilities, public space and a retail centre are also planned.
View the Ivanhoe video
A detailed masterplan will be prepared and placed on public exhibition in early 2018.
For tenant related information please click on to the Ivanhoe Newsletter below or call the FACS team on 1800 295 406.
For information about the Aspire consortium please visit www.frasersproperty.com.au
An integrated community
The Ivanhoe Estate will become an integrated community that defines a new approach to the delivery of social housing.
Community based place-making
World class urban design and community based place-making will be central to creating a highly desirable place to live.
Current and future residents
Social housing will be designed to meet the needs of current and future residents.
Public open spaces
Quality facilities and public open spaces will support a cohesive and sustainable community.
New social housing
Tenant relocations started in January 2016 and will be carried out over the next 2-3 years. Experienced FACS staff are assisting tenants to move to ensure each relocation is managed in a sensitive manner. Current tenants have the option to return to the new social housing dwellings in Ivanhoe.