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In January 2017, the Minister for Planning approved the Waterloo Metro Station. The station will be part of the future Sydney Metro network, specifically the Chatswood to Sydenham section.

Sydney Metro have submitted a Concept State Significant Development (SSD) Application seeking consent for the broad concept for an Over Station Development above the Waterloo Metro Station.

Within the concept application, Sydney Metro are seeking approval for:

  • maximum building envelopes for:
    • a 3-storey building along Cope Street
    • three mid-rise buildings between 4 to 10 storeys along Cope Street
    • three towers with heights up to 23 storeys, 25 storeys and 29 storeys above a 3 storey podium along Botany Road
  • a maximum gross floor area of 68,750m², comprising 56,200m² for residential accommodation, 3,905m² for retail premises and entertainment facilities, 6,645m² for business and commercial premises
  • and a minimum 2,000m² for community uses
  • approximately 700 dwellings, including social housing dwellings and affordable housing
  • up to 427 car parking spaces, 1,140 bicycle spaces, 36 motorcycle spaces and 8 service vehicle spaces.

The Concept SSD Application does not seek approval for any construction works.

The Concept SSD Application for the Waterloo Metro Quarter Over Station Development was on public exhibition until 30 January 2019. 

Proposed Changes to Existing Planning Controls

A State Significant Precinct (SSP) Study for Waterloo Metro Quarter was also on exhibition until 30 January 2019. The SSP Study includes proposed planning controls for the precinct.


The Concept SSD Application takes into account the proposed planning controls. Although the SSP study and the Concept SSD Application relate to each other, they are separate planning processes.


Find out more about the SSP Study and to have your say please visit our Waterloo Metro Quarter SSP webpage.


Artist's impression of the Waterloo Metro Quarter Over Station Development


Artist impression of the proposed Waterloo Metro Station. Source: Sydney Metro.


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Page last updated: 09/10/2019