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 the community is being consulted on in relation to the masterplan. The NSW government has nominated this area as a State Significant Precinct.
The masterplanning process is important because it gives you a chance to have a say about the future of your community.
The masterplan engagement program commenced in October 2017 and will run throughout the masterplanning process to seek input and feedback about the future of Waterloo.
The Department of Planning and Environment has issued the study requirements for the SSP process. The study requirements can be found on the Department of Planning and Environment's website.
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Long term project
The redevelopment of Waterloo is a long term project taking 15–20 years.
There will be no loss of social housing. The redevelopment will deliver more and better social housing to the area.
It is anticipated that the first residents who need to relocate will not have to until late 2019. Residents will be given 6 months notice before relocating.
All current social housing residents have the right to return to the Waterloo estate.
FACS will start the redevelopment in low density areas.
Enough social housing will be built at the start of the redevelopment for relocated residents to move back into brand new homes on the estate.
The redevelopment of Matavai, Turanga, Cook, Banks, Solander and Marton buildings will be staged last. Residents in these buildings will not need to move for at least 10 years.
At least 5% of new residential dwellings will be delivered as affordable housing consistent with Greater Sydney Commission targets.