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Elizabeth Street, Redfern State Significant Precinct

The Department of Planning and Environment is working with the Department of Family and Community Services to deliver more social housing in the inner city and further the aims of the Communities Plus program.


The Elizabeth Street site, bounded by Elizabeth, Phillip, Walker and Kettle streets and opposite Redfern Oval, has been declared a potential State Significant Precinct (SSP). It includes government-owned land that is of state importance in achieving key government policies relating to the delivery of new jobs and homes, including the provision of social housing.


The one-hectare government-owned site includes the Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC), the South Sydney Aboriginal Corporation Resource Centre and other health and fitness facilities as well as a large area of open space.


There is the opportunity for the staged redevelopment of the site which could enable the Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) to continue activities in their existing leased building in the southern end of the site.The redevelopment also has the potential to support the revitalisation of the Waterloo social housing estate over the next 15 to 20 years.

Next steps

The precinct will now be investigated for rezoning through the State Significant Precinct process.


The Department of Planning and Environment (the Department) will engage with state agencies and the City of Sydney to prepare a list of requirements for community, technical, economic and environmental studies of the site.


Once the requirements are finalised, FACS will undertake these studies, consulting with the community at key stages.  FACS will then prepare a proposal which will be lodged with the Department for review. Initial reviews will be carried out to ensure that the requirements for each study have been met.


In the next stage of the process, the Department will publicly exhibit the proposal and residents will be encouraged to have their say on the planning future of their community.


The Department will consider all public submissions in assessing the proposal. 


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Page last updated: 22/09/2017