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 role of the Masterplan is to guide the redevelopment to reflect the community’s needs and priorities.
The diagram below outlines the stages of the Masterplanning consultation program. We are now at the preferred Masterplan phase.
Both the visioning and options testing involved discussion with the community focusing on five themes: culture and community life; transport, streets and connections; housing and neighbourhood design; community facilities, services and shops; environment and open space.
The Options Testing Consultation Report documents the outcomes of the consultation program.
The DPE 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.
The first residents will not have to relocate until at least 2020. Residents will be given six months’ notice before relocation.
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.