NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) is continuing its work to redevelop this ageing social housing estate to deliver a modern and vibrant mixed community of private and social homes, with enhanced community infrastructure and green space.
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 approximately 746 new residential units, including 180 new social housing units, a 4000sqm public park, new retail and community facilities, 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 plans will be lodged with Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for State Significant Development approval in the coming months. This will be accompanied by a design excellence review conducted by Government Architect NSW.
Billbergia will be hosting information sessions in May 2021 for the community to hear more about the proposal, ask questions and provide feedback.
Please visit www.billbergia.com.au/arncliffe for more information
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 here.