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.
WATERLOO REDEVELOPMENT OPTIONS BROCHURE
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 will be held throughout October. These will be two hour sessions which you can register for by contacting Waterloo Connect by email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Waterloo Connect office at 95 Wellington Street, Waterloo.
Open from Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm
1800 738 718
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.