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161-179 Princes Highway & 26-42 Eden Street

Indicative Land Area

1.33 Ha

Current Stage

Preparing development application

The site is located in the Bayside West Precinct of Arncliffe, Banksia and Cooks Cove. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) exhibited plans to rezone and revitalise these communities and transform sections of the Princes Highway into a tree-lined boulevard.

The Arncliffe and Banksia Precincts have now been rezoned to implement the Bayside West Precincts 2036 Plan. The site was listed as a State Significant Development as part of the rezoning.

There are currently 142 social housing units on the site which, through the rezoning, could make way for a mix of approximately 700 social, affordable and private dwellings in the future. Read the media release.

An invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOI) was released in May 2018 to private sector and not-for-profit organisations.

In September 2018, the NSW Government announced that Arncliffe was one step closer to being revitalised with shortlisted applicants invited to submit detailed plans for the redevelopment of the estate including concept designs.

In February 2020, Billbergia Pty Ltd and Evolve Housing, a community housing provider, were selected as development partners as a result of the EOI and tender.

A State Significant Development Application is currently being prepared for lodgement with DPIE accompanied by a design excellence review conducted by Government Architect NSW.

Arncliffe redevelopment precinct

In May 2020, the NSW Government provided stimulus funding so the Arncliffe Estate could be used for temporary housing to help address homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Refurbished dwellings have been able to support some 130 tenancies as part of this initiative. The initiative is planned to run until 2023 while planning approvals are in progress and prior to construction commencement. Read the media release here.

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