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Riverwood Estate renewal


Rezoning of reduced focus area


Belmore Road, Riverwood

Indicative land area

1.6 ha

What’s happening

After extensive community consultation, the NSW Government is scaling back the proposed redevelopment of the Riverwood housing estate in south-west Sydney. This decision will ensure better outcomes for social housing residents and better alignment with community expectations.

The initial plans proposed the delivery of close to 3,900 homes. The revised proposal has been scaled back to 420 homes, which guarantees delivery of supporting infrastructure via state and local contributions. This will include 50% social and affordable housing.

This revised approach will ensure the renewal continues to meet the aspirations of the local community and that there are roads and infrastructure to match the community’s growth.

Next steps

The rezoning process for the new focus area will build on the renewal work completed at the nearby award-winning Washington Park development, as well as the technical studies and redevelopment concepts from the previous master plan exhibited in 2022.

The revised proposal facilitates earlier delivery of homes for the Riverwood Estate that can be supported with suitable infrastructure and community facilities. It also enables Homes NSW to deliver a higher proportion of social and affordable housing on this part of the estate.

The rezoning proposal was on public exhibition from March 8 2024 to April 8 2024.

What happens next?

The Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure will consider the revised proposal to rezone the land. Feedback received during the exhibition period will inform the final rezoning package and new planning controls for this area. A decision on the proposed rezoning is expected in mid-2024.

Frequently asked questions

Download and read our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF,  83 KB)

OR contact the Community Engagement team on 1800 738 718 (voicemail)

OR email communityengagement@homes.nsw.gov.au.

Planning process and timeline

The following timeline outlines what has already happened, what is happening now, and when we expect to deliver the project. We will keep the community updated regularly throughout.

  • Consulted with key stakeholders and the community
  • Extensive community consultation on a draft master plan
  • Prepared technical studies and supporting documentation
  • Rezoning proposal and master plan placed on public exhibition
  • Response to submissions (RTS) was lodged by Home NSW with the revised proposal
  • Public exhibition to take place of revised rezoning proposal
  • The Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure (DPHI) will make a decision on the rezoning proposal
  • Development application for future housing related project will be prepared and submitted
  • Additional community consultation opportunities will occur as part of future Development Approval processes
  • Determination of Development Application is expected to be announced
  • Construction is expected to start
  • Continuous review of the future materplan for the wider estate