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Waterloo Estate

Waterloo estate

Stage:

Planning Proposal for Waterloo South lodged with City of Sydney

Address:

Phillip and McEvoy Streets to the north and south, and Pitt and Cope Streets to the east and west.

Indicative land area:

18 Ha

The NSW Government’s announcement of the Waterloo Redevelopment Precinct in 2015 included the delivery of a new Waterloo Metro Station and renewal of the Waterloo social housing Estate.

The Metro Station is due to open in 2024 and includes the Metro Quarter above the station with new social, affordable, student and market housing, as well as shops and integrated community facilities.

The renewal of the Waterloo social housing Estate will provide new and more modern and well-designed social and private housing, replacing the existing social housing currently located on the site, which is aged and no longer fit-for-purpose. The redevelopment of the Estate will also provide new parks, streets and spaces for retail and community uses which are important elements of a vibrant community.

The renewal of the Estate will be staged over the next 20 years to enable a coordinated approach that minimises disruption for existing tenants. Aligned to this staged approach, The Waterloo Estate comprises three separate, but adjoining and inter-related stages: Waterloo South, Waterloo Central; and Waterloo North.

Waterloo Estate South

After extensive community consultation and discussion with the City of Sydney (CoS), Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) lodged a Planning Proposal for Waterloo South with the City in May 2020. The Proposal is currently under assessment by the Department of Planning Industry & Environment (DPIE).

Planning process for Waterloo Estate South has changed

From 16 March 2021, under the instruction of the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) is now the Planning Authority responsible for assessing the Waterloo Planning Proposal.

The Department’s assessment of the Planning Proposal will be informed by advice from an Independent Advisory Group (IAG) before determining whether changes are required prior to progressing to a Gateway Determination and Public Exhibition.

Please visit the DPIE website for more information.

What about the rest of the Waterloo Estate?

LAHC will continue working with the City of Sydney on plans for Waterloo Central and Waterloo North.

More information

The Waterloo Connect office is temporarily closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Phone and email messages will continue to be attended to:

Email:  WaterlooConnect@facs.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 1800 738 718

Resources

Waterloo Redevelopment Moves Forward Media Release May 2020

Waterloo Newsletter June 2020

Options testing consultation report key findings, PDF File (16.1 MB)
This report documents the outcomes of the options testing phase of consultation for the Waterloo Redevelopment.

Three Waterloo options, PDF File (1.8 MB)

Waterloo newsletter January 2019, PDF File (181.6 KB)

Waterloo newsletter September 2018, PDF File (2.8 MB)

Waterloo newsletter August 2018, PDF File (603.3 KB)
The Communities Plus Waterloo newsletter includes; About the Waterloo redevelopment, Have your say on the options, and Technical study sessions.

Waterloo redevelopment options brochure, PDF File (3.6 MB)
Outlined in this brochure are three options proposed for the redevelopment of Waterloo following feedback from social housing residents, the community and other stakeholders.

Waterloo visioning report May 2018, PDF File (13.4 MB)
Outlined in this brochure are three options proposed for the redevelopment of Waterloo following feedback from social housing residents, the community and other stakeholders.