NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Waterloo Metro Concept Proposal

An Amending Concept application seeks to modify the Concept Approval for the Northern and Central buildings on the site.

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. Waterloo is one of six new stations for the Sydney Metro ‘City & Southwest’, which extends new metro rail from Chatswood, under Sydney Harbour, through the Sydney CBD to Bankstown.

The proposed Waterloo Metro Quarter is an integrated station development combining the approved station and a separate over station development.

The over station development is identified as State Significant Development and comprises of five building envelopes including three towers and two mid-rise buildings above and adjacent to the station.

Project stages

The department has received the following applications:

Planning controls

Planning controls for the Waterloo Metro Quarter were approved in December 2019.

The final planning controls relate to building heights, floor space ratio and active street frontages. The Concept SSD Application will take into account the approved new planning controls.

Although the State Significant Precinct (SSP) study application and the Concept SSD application relate to each other, they are separate planning processes.

To find out more about the new planning controls for the Waterloo Metro Quarter, you can visit our Waterloo Metro Quarter SSP webpage.

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Page last updated: 02/12/2022