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600 Elizabeth Street, Redfern

Indicative Land Area

1.1 Ha

Current Stage

Tender in progress

Communities Plus to pilot new housing delivery model

On 6 July 2018, the NSW Minister for Social Housing, the Hon. Pru Goward MP, announced an innovative strategy for Communities Plus, with the introduction of a Build-to-Rent model to be used for 600 Elizabeth St, Redfern to deliver more social, affordable and private housing.

Under Build-to-Rent, proponents enter a long term lease and collect rental income for the duration in return for building and managing the dwellings on the site. The NSW Government retains ownership of all land and dwellings, which will be returned to the NSW community after the lease expires.

The site opposite Redfern Oval, has been nominated as a State Significant Precinct. The site is well situated for future residents; with easy access to the new Waterloo metro and Redfern train station, local employment, education and support services, as well as retail outlets.

The successful partner to deliver the first mixed Build-to-Rent project is expected to be announced in late 2019.

Redfern redevelopment precinct

Site location

State Significant Precinct

In September 2017 the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) nominated Elizabeth Street, Redfern as a State Significant Precinct (SSP) based on its economic and social value. The Study Requirements for Elizabeth Street, Redfern to inform the planning process was issued in January 2018.

NSW Land and Housing Corporation has started the technical studies set out in the Study Requirements and will then prepare a redevelopment proposal. Community feedback will be sought at key stages in the planning process.

Communities Plus to pilot new housing delivery model

The NSW Government plans to build a new housing project to accommodate a mixed community with social, affordable and market rental housing opposite Redfern Park at 600-660 Elizabeth Street Redfern.

The new homes are being delivered under the NSW Government’s Communities Plus housing model and will be built for people to rent. No homes or land will be sold.

The project at a glance:

  • New fit for purpose social and affordable housing (up to 35% of all homes)
  • New public plaza and garden
  • New shops, cafes and community space

More information (PDF file of the Community Consultations boards)

More information