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 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 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 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.

The following thematic boards provide details for each option:

There is also an indicative staging plan available, which is subject to preferred plan finalisation. These options were tested with the community and other key stakeholders in October and November 2018. Following this community consultation, a preferred plan will be prepared for the redevelopment of Waterloo. A draft of the preferred plan will be shared with the community prior to lodging the Master Plan with the Department of Planning and Environment.

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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