The first stage of redevelopment at Riverwood, Washington Park is complete and has delivered 150 new social housing dwellings mixed with private housing, creating a better place for all residents to enjoy.
The project demonstrates what can be achieved through redeveloping a concentrated social housing estate
s into a diverse community offering inspiration and opportunity.
The remaining 30 hectares of renewal will be planned as a State Significant Precinct (SSP). The redevelopment has a potential investment of $3.4 billion to the state economy and the creation of 11,000 jobs.
As a State Significant Precinct, a detailed study of the area will be undertaken to identify the new local community’s needs for all types of housing, along with improved infrastructure, amenities and services. This includes ongoing consultation by NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) with residents, the broader community and other stakeholders.
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, and some residents will be able to move directly from their old home to a newly built home in 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.
Keep involved and informed
Residents, the community and other stakeholders will continue to be involved in the masterplanning process.
Residents will be kept involved and informed via newsletters and website updates, drop-in sessions, meetings and other events.
For more information, contact us at RiverwoodRenewal@facs.nsw.gov.au.