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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 was being investigated for rezoning through the State Significant Precinct process. As part of the rezoning investigation of Waterloo Estate, the Department had previously issued study requirements to Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC). You can view the study requirements here (PDF, 547KB).


Precincts – a new approach

The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces has recently announced a new approach to precinct planning in NSW. This will mean a change of approach to planning for Waterloo Estate. The City of Sydney will now take the lead in planning for Waterloo Estate with the support of the Department of Planning Industry and Environment.


The Department will continue to support the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) to achieve the NSW Government’s vision for social housing at Waterloo Estate. While the proposed rezoning will be led by City of Sydney, the Department will work closely with Council to ensure State government priorities are delivered.


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Page last updated: 21/11/2019