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NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Waterloo South aero view, credit: Hassell

Waterloo continues to grow and be a place that people love to live. It offers the advantages of being 3 km from the Sydney CBD and the benefit of a strong and diverse community.

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The Gadigal of the Eora Nation are the Traditional Custodians of the place we now call Waterloo.


The NSW Government has a plan to renew Waterloo south and has proposed changes to the rules for how land can be used.


The proposed plan will deliver new social housing, affordable housing and private homes with access to improved community facilities, shops and transport. There will be an additional 2.5 hectares of public open space to support recreational activities like field sports, cycling and walking.


Importantly, the plan will see at least 847 social housing homes built, almost 100 more homes than currently on the site. Additionally, around 7% of new homes will be set aside for affordable housing.


The plan builds on the strengths and character of the area and supports the needs of the growing number of people who call Waterloo home.


The proposed plan for Waterloo south was on public exhibition from 3 March to 29 April 2022. We thank the community for sharing their feedback during this time.


View the exhibition documents.


View Waterloo south map

What happens next?

We will review and consider all feedback received during the public exhibition before making the final plan for Waterloo south.


A summary of feedback received on the proposed plan will be made available on the department’s website.

Planning process for Waterloo south

A new plan for Waterloo south was proposed

May 2020

The plan was sent to the department for review

March 2021

The plan was prepared for exhibition

June 2021

The plan is made public and open for feedback

March 2022

Feedback is considered, and the plan finalised

Mid-late 2022

New development applications can be submitted

Late 2022


More information

For more information on the proposed plan for Waterloo south you can: