Overview

The first stage of redevelopment at Riverwood (Washington Park) is nearing completion and has delivered social housing mixed with private housing in a model that has created a better place for all residents.

The redevelopment of Riverwood North has demonstrated what can be achieved through redeveloping concentrated social housing estates into a diverse community offering inspiration and opportunity.

The remaining 30 hectares of Riverwood renewal will be planned and considered as a State Significant Precinct (SSP). The redevelopment project has a potential investment of $3.4 billion to the state economy and the creation of 500 construction jobs.

In being declared an SSP, a specific process is followed that involves a detailed study of the area to identify requirements for all types of housing, community amenity and services needed for the local population.

FACS will be consulting with residents, the broader community and other stakeholders to identify what additional infrastructure and amenity is required to support the new population in further improving Riverwood.

There is much consultation and planning work to be done over the next 6 to 8 months to develop a SSP Study and Planning Framework for the remainder of Riverwood.

With the approval of the Minister for Planning, a finalised Planning Framework allowing for the submission of development applications is likely by mid-2018.

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News

14 August 2017

Ivanhoe Estate: Successful tenderer for redevelopment announced

The NSW Government has announced the successful tenderer for the Ivanhoe Estate, the biggest social and affordable housing renewal ...

27 July 2017

Major Project: Riverwood renewal project reaches key milestone

The Riverwood Renewal Project has reached a key milestone with the submission of the proposed master plan to the Department of Planning ...

06 June 2017

Special Projects: Boyd Street, Tweed Heads

A site in Tweed Heads is being made available for purchase and redevelopment as part of the Communities Plus Neighbourhood ...

THE FACTS