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NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
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Waterloo Estate has been identified as one of the locations under the NSW Government’s $22 billion Communities Plus program to deliver new social and affordable housing alongside private housing. The redevelopment of the estate is expected to occur over the next 15-20 years.


The Waterloo precinct is being investigated for rezoning through the State Significant Precinct process. As part of the rezoning investigation of Waterloo Estate, the Department has issued study requirements to the applicant – Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC), part of NSW Department of Family and Community Services. You can view the study requirements here (PDF, 547KB). LAHC have engaged UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation (UrbanGrowth NSW) to assist with the technical work involved in preparing a State Significant Precinct Study.


Next steps

LAHC has consulted extensively with the community and has published three masterplan options. You can view the masterplan options on the LAHC website.

  • LAHC is now testing the masterplan options with the community and other key stakeholders to inform the final masterplan.
  • On behalf of LAHC, UrbanGrowth NSW will finalise a State Significant Precinct Study, which includes the technical studies, consultation outcomes, proposed masterplan and proposed planning framework. It will be lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment for review. An initial review will be carried out to ensure the study requirements have been met.
  • The Department will publicly exhibit the Study and the community will be encouraged to have their say. The Department will assess the Study with assistance from the City of Sydney.


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Page last updated: 08/04/2019