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Riverwood is home to a strong and growing community, offering easy access to public transport and open space.


Riverwood Estate is close to Riverwood station, with access to jobs in the Sydney CBD and around the airport. It currently has 994 social housing dwellings, private dwellings and council-owned land on more than 30 hectares. The Minister for Planning declared Riverwood a State Significant Precinct (SSP) on 5 March 2021. This means that the rezoning for the precinct will be led by the NSW Government.

What happens next?

NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) is preparing to lodge a rezoning proposal for the estate. The Department will then undertake an assessment of adequacy of the proposal against study requirements in consultation with City of Canterbury Bankstown and Georges River councils. 


The study requirements for Riverwood include preparation of a place framework to embed planning for Country and an overall design that specifically suits this site in the studies and assessment. The Department is working together with the councils to review LAHC’s proposal to ensure NSW Government priorities for revitalised social housing are delivered in line with a plan that responds appropriately to the local environment, community and economy. 


For more information about the LAHC master plan, please visit the Riverwood Renewal Project.

Previous consultation

A summary of community consultation undertaken to date is available in our Consultation Update.


From June - August 2017, we also invited the community to voice their views and values, via a PlaceScore survey.

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Page last updated: 10/06/2021