Through Sydney Metro, the NSW Government will provide a new generation of trains to connect people across Sydney. The new Waterloo Station will be located underground, with an entrance via the corner of Raglan and Cope Streets, Waterloo. Construction of the Sydney Metro is underway and Waterloo Station is scheduled to open in 2024.
The Waterloo Metro Quarter is the area above and around the station bounded by Botany Road, Cope Street, Raglan Street and Wellington Street.
UrbanGrowth NSW (now known as Infrastructure NSW) and Sydney Metro prepared a comprehensive master plan in 2018 for the Waterloo Metro Quarter, which is integrated with the approved Metro station design.
In July 2018, UrbanGrowth NSW (now known as Infrastructure NSW) submitted the State Significant Precinct (SSP) Study for the Waterloo Metro Quarter to the Department for assessment. The State Significant Precinct Study sought approval for new planning controls which were intended to support the future development of the Waterloo Metro Quarter.
The new planning controls will deliver a cohesive and walkable community which will provide approximately 700 new private, social and affordable homes, retail and entertainment, employment opportunities and improved transport links.
The new planning controls support the future over station development of the new Waterloo Metro Station.
Sydney Metro submitted a Concept State Significant Development application (SSD) that seeks approval for concept plans for development over and adjacent to the new Waterloo Metro Station. The SSD is still under consideration.
The new planning controls for the Waterloo Metro Quarter have been approved subject to amendments resulting from consultation with the community, Council and other government agencies.
The Department carefully considered the Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) and draft Development Control Plan (DCP), Council and community views during the assessment process.
The Finalisation Report is available on our draft plans and policies planning portal.
The planning controls are to be applied through amendments to the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP).
The final planning controls include:
The SSP Study and draft planning controls, along with an Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) and a draft Development Control Plan (DCP) were on public exhibition between 22 November 2018 and 30 January 2019.
In accordance with the SSP process, the Department, with support from the City of Sydney Council, considered the proposal. All documentation submitted including the SSP Study (and technical studies), can be found on our draft plans and policies planning portal.
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Page last updated: 30/04/2021