The first stage of redevelopment at Riverwood, Washington Park is complete and has delivered social housing mixed with private housing in a model that has created a better place for all residents.
The project demonstrates what can be achieved through redeveloping concentrated social housing estates into a diverse community offering inspiration and opportunity.
The remaining 30 hectares of Riverwood renewal will be planned and considered as a State Significant Precinct (SSP). The redevelopment project has a potential investment of $3.4 billion to the state economy and the creation of 500 construction jobs.
In being declared an SSP, a specific process is followed that involves a detailed study of the area to identify requirements for all types of housing, community amenity and services needed for the local population.
NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) will continue consulting with residents, the broader community and other stakeholders to identify what additional infrastructure and amenity is required to support the new population in further improving Riverwood.
Riverwood redevelopment precinct
Long term project
The Riverwood Renewal is a long term project occurring in stages over the next 15 to 20 years.
Right to a new home
All social housing residents will have the option to return to the redeveloped Riverwood if a suitable property is available. It anticpated that some residents will be able to move directly from their old home to a newly built at Riverwood.
Temporarily relocate nearby
A small number of residents will need to temporarily relocate into nearby areas. Once the master plan is approved, we will know more about the timing of the project and when residents will need to temporarily relocate. Residents will be provided at least six months' notice and be assisted by the Department of Communities and Justice.
Engagement with residents
Drop-in information sessions were held on Saturday 20th and Tuesday 23rd March. Thanks to all who attended.
Keep involved and informed
The masterplanning process will involve engagement with residents, the community and other stakeholders.
Residents will be kept involved and informed throughout the masterplan process via newsletters and website updates, drop-in sessions, meetings and other events.
Contact us at RiverwoodRenewal@facs.nsw.gov.au.