The NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has released a new Expression of Interest (EOI) seeking a development partner to deliver a mixed tenure project at 600 Elizabeth Street, Redfern.
LAHC CEO Mick Cassel said the proposal could see the construction of over 300 new homes and a community facility, with a contemporary design that is in line with the evolving look, feel and culture of inner-city Sydney.
“This new development will inject more vitality into Redfern and will provide safe and modern housing in close walking distance to public transport, shops and other important services”.
“Around a third of these homes will be for social housing, creating over 700 jobs in Sydney. Our aim is to invigorate and enhance one of Sydney’s central districts with a variety and mix of homes to meet local needs.”
Positioned opposite the iconic Redfern Oval, the proposed site is predominantly vacant, and well located in close proximity to the new Metro Station at Waterloo.
In July 2018, a proposal designed to cater for Sydney’s demand for rental housing under a Build to Rent model (BTR) was released for EOI. However, proposed changes to planning controls being considered by City of Sydney Council will impact the ability to deliver BTR. As a result, the previous procurement process has been terminated, and all tenderers have been informed.
The new EOI proposes a delivery model which incorporates housing for sale and allows for more homes for people in need.