Following the NSW Government’s announcement of the new Waterloo Metro Station, the Waterloo social housing estate will be redeveloped with new social housing and more affordable and private housing. The redevelopment also includes the area above and around the new metro station. 

The Waterloo Redevelopment Precinct covers land owned by the NSW Government, including the Waterloo social housing estate and the land around and above the new Waterloo metro station, known as the Metro Quarter. It also includes a number of privately owned properties. The map below outlines the boundaries of the Redevelopment Precinct. This is the area that that community is being consulted on in relation to the master plan. The NSW government has also nominated this area as a State Significant Precinct.

The redevelopment of Waterloo will be completed in stages over the next 15—20 years, including a new Metro station and new social, affordable and private housing. This will also bring other social benefits to the area such as new and improved services, shops, community facilities and job opportunities.

Work has commenced to develop a master plan which will be shaped by the community’s views and input. View the media release here.

Developing a master plan for Waterloo will take 12-18 months to complete. The role of the master plan is to guide the redevelopment to reflect the community’s needs and priorities along with the findings from a range of technical studies.  

The community will have a chance to provide feedback during the master planning process. The master planning stages for Waterloo are:


We are currently in the Visioning stage of the project which ascertains the expectations, needs, hopes, and aspirations for the future of the Waterloo community. Based on this vision, a number of possible master plan options will be tested with the community and other key stakeholders. When the preferred option is determined, the master plan will be referred to Department of Planning and Environment for assessment and then approval by the Minister for Planning.

The visioning engagement program commenced in October 2017 and throughout November 2017. FACS is also conducting an Aboriginal visioning engagement program and this will run through until mid December 2017.

In creating a vision for the Waterloo Redevelopment Precinct, the community was asked about their needs and hopes for the future - particularly in the areas of: 

Project Aims

  • Engagement will be active, meaningful and respectful and will recognise the cultural and historical importance of Waterloo and draw on local knowledge. 
  • The Waterloo metro quarter will create a new hub for the Redevelopment Precinct, and residents can look forward to new community spaces, facilities, services, shops and job opportunities. 
  • There will be no loss of the current 2,012 social housing, and the aim is to have 30% of total dwellings as social housing. 
  • It is also aimed for up to 70% of the total dwellings will be private housing, with 5-10% designated as affordable housing for low-to-moderate income households. 
  • All social housing will be designed to meet the Silver Level of Universal Housing Design standards, which means making homes safer, more comfortable and easier to access for residents at all stages of their life. 
  • A mix of public and open spaces will be of the highest quality for the safe interaction for people of all ages, cultures and abilities. 
  • The redevelopment will be staged over 15-20 years.

Have Your Say


The master planning process is important because it gives you a chance to have a say about the future of your community.

Let’s Talk Waterloo is a series of engagement opportunities which commenced with a series of visioning events and activities. The Let's Talk Waterloo engagement program will run throughout the master planning process to seek input and feedback about the future of Waterloo.


The visioning community engagement program is now over, however the Aboriginal visioning community engagement program will run through until mid December 2017.


The survey is now closed.


The Department of Planning and Environment has issued the study requirements for the SSP process. Listed below are the SSP documents and the Waterloo Communication and Engagement Scope Summary.

• Waterloo Requirements Table
• Waterloo Summary of Studies
• Waterloo Study Requirements Summary
• Waterloo Technical Study Method Summary
• Waterloo Consultants Table
• Waterloo Communication and Engagement Scope Summary

More Information

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