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 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.

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

The diagram below outlines the stages of the Master Planning consultation program. We are now at options testing phase.

The NSW Government has released three options for the redevelopment of the Waterloo social housing estate. The three options each have their own unique features. View the Options and the redevelopment principles in the Waterloo Redevelopment Options Brochure.

The options are informed by the visioning program and show how the Waterloo estate might be redeveloped, with each having different designs for open space, buildings and community and retail facilities.

Each option provides:

  • More new, modern, fit-for-purpose social and affordable housing.

  • More and safer open space for the community to access.

  • More local shopping and community facilities and services.

  • Improved public transport.

These options will be tested with the community and other key stakeholders in October 2018. Following this community consultation, a preferred plan will be prepared for the redevelopment of Waterloo. The preferred plan will be shared with the community prior to lodging the Master Plan with the Department of Planning and Environment.

Further information on each of the Options is available through the consultation material below, including features, key elements and community considerations.

The following thematic boards provide details for each option:

There is also an indicative staging plan available, which is subject to preferred plan finalisation.



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.


Community consultation on the options for the redevelopment of the Waterloo estate will be held in October 2018.

There are a variety of ways you can provide your feedback, comment and ideas.

Community Information Days

You are invited to attend a community day:

When: 13 October 2018, 10-2pm and

26 October 2018, 2-5pm.

Where: Waterloo Green, between Raglan and Phillip Streets, Waterloo.

Free BBQ and refreshments will be available.

Complete a survey

Comments can be provided online via the Waterloo consultation survey or collect and complete a paper copy at Waterloo Connect, 95 Wellington Street, Waterloo (Also available in Russian and Chinese).

Before you start the survey, please make sure you are able to readily view the three redevelopment options. You may want to download the Options from the website and print a copy, or keep a copy of the Waterloo Redevelopment Options brochure handy whilst you work your way through the survey. Alternatively, you can attend a community day or visit Waterloo Connect to view large printed copies of the options.

This survey closes on 31 October 2018.

Focus groups

Focus Groups will be held throughout October. These will be two hour sessions which you can register for by contacting Waterloo Connect by email: waterlooconnect@facs.nsw.gov.au or call 1800 738 718.


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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