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Arncliffe

Artist impression Arncliffe redevelopment
Artist impression of Arncliffe redevelopment - view from Princes Highway

Address:

161-179 Princes Highway & 26-42 Eden Street

Indicative land area:

1.33 Ha

Current stage:

Preparing Development Application

NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) engaged Billbergia Group and Evolve Housing to redevelop the ageing Arncliffe social housing estate into a modern and vibrant mixed community of private and social homes, with enhanced community infrastructure and green space.

For detailed information about the Arncliffe renewal project, visit www.billbergia.com.au/arncliffe

In line with the NSW Government’s Future Directions for Social Housing plan, and the Bayside West Precincts plan, 142 ageing social housing dwellings will be replaced with 744 new residential units, including 180 new social housing units, a 4000sqm public park, new retail and community amenities, aimed at revitalising the site.

This revitalisation will see new, high-quality modern homes that are energy and water efficient, less expensive to maintain, and meet the needs of tenants now and into the future.

Social housing tenants from the Arncliffe estate who were moved to other more suitable properties will have the opportunity to return to the new homes once the redevelopment is complete. All reasonable relocation costs are covered.

In February 2020, LAHC engaged Billbergia Group and Evolve Housing to deliver this project following a two-stage Expression of Interest and Tender process. This redevelopment at Arncliffe is a leading example of how government can work with the not-for-profit and private sectors to deliver stronger and safer communities across NSW.

The design was developed in consultation with the Government Architect NSW’s State Design Review Panel (SDRP) through an extensive Design Excellence review process. The plans were endorsed by the SDRP and lodged as a State Significant Development Application with Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) in July 2021.

For more information, please visit the NSW Government’s Major Projects website or  www.billbergia.com.au/arncliffe.

Artist impression of Arncliffe redevelopment
Artist impression - new community meeting place
Artist impression Arncliffe redevelopment
Artist impression - new community garden and public park

Emergency housing during COVID-19 pandemic

In April 2020, the NSW Government used the project site for an emergency housing initiative in response to increased housing demand due to COVID-19.

The initiative committed the site to provide temporary relief housing for two years while planning approvals are in progress and prior to construction commencement.

Under this program, the NSW Government invested $1.5 million to deliver upgrades, including electrical, kitchen and bathroom maintenance works, to 140 units within the Arncliffe Estate. The initiative is planned to run until November 2022. Read the media release.