The Redfern site at 600-660 Elizabeth Street, opposite Redfern Oval, has been declared a State Significant Precinct.  

The government owned site can help in the delivery of more social housing in the inner city and also has the potential to support the redevelopment of the Waterloo estate over the next 15 to 20 years.

The site is within easy walking distance of the station and the proposed Waterloo Metro Quarter, making it an ideal location to deliver more social housing as part of a mixed community as well as a new multipurpose community centre and recreational facilities for residents.

The development of this largely vacant site also has the potential to support the redevelopment of the Waterloo estate over the next 15-20 years. 

There is an opportunity for the staged redevelopment of the site which could enable the Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) to continue activities in their existing leased building in the southern end of the site. 

The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) is working closely with the Department of Family and Community Services, the City of Sydney and other key agencies. The Redfern site will follow its own planning and consultation processes separate to that of Waterloo.

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