Phillip and McEvoy Streets to the north and south, and Pitt and Cope Streets to the east and west.
Indicative Land Area
Planning Proposal for Waterloo South lodged with City of Sydney
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 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.
Waterloo redevelopment precinct
Waterloo South Planning Proposal Lodged
The Planning Proposal for the first stage of the redevelopment of the Waterloo estate, Waterloo South, has been lodged with the City of Sydney (City). The project aims to deliver an integrated mix social, affordable and private housing in line with the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing policy.
Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has revised the Preferred Masterplan for Waterloo to allow for more open space, wider streets and reduced building heights. As part of the review, LAHC has separated the estate into three sub-precincts: Waterloo South, Waterloo Central and Waterloo North.
The Planning Proposal for Waterloo South (which accounts for close to 65 per cent of the site) now aligns more closely with the issues raised by the City in March 2019. Now that the Proposal has been lodged, the community will be invited to provide feedback as part of the statutory planning process led by the City.
In 2015 the new Metro station at Waterloo was announced acting as the catalyst for the renewal of the Waterloo Estate.
After 2 years of technical studies, community consultation and masterplan options the preferred masterplan was publicly released by LAHC in January 2019. Since then, LAHC has been collaborating with the City in reviewing the Preferred Masterplan.
In November 2019, the rezoning planning pathway for Waterloo changed from a State Significant Precinct process led by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to a Planning Proposal process led by the City.
Waterloo South directly adjoins the new Waterloo Metro Station and over-station development and includes 70 social housing units and is scheduled to open in 2024.
LAHC will continue collaborating with the City of Sydney on Waterloo Central and North.
The Waterloo South redevelopment is the largest Communities Plus project in the current portfolio. Communities Plus is part of the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing which will provide more social housing in mixed communities, a better experience to tenants, along with support and services.
Communities Plus will deliver up to 23,500 new and replacement social and affordable housing and up to 40,000 private homes over the next 10 years across NSW.