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.
The precinct will now be investigated for rezoning through the State Significant Precinct process.
With support from the City of Sydney and state government agencies, the Department has prepared a list of Study Requirements for community, technical, economic and environmental studies of the site.
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, before the study is publicly exhibited.
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.
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Page last updated: 13/06/2019