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We’re working closely with the Department of Regional NSW, Crown Lands, NSW Aboriginal Land Council and Merrimans Local Aboriginal Land Council to unlock Crown land for development in Cooma.

Proposals will be sought to develop a mix of social, affordable and private housing to boost the local economy, investment and jobs.


Previously zoned for residential dwellings, the land is between the Monaro Highway and Polo Flat Road and will deliver up to 140 housing lots. The blocks will be developed with a mixture of single dwellings, duplexes, social and affordable homes, and key worker housing.

Next steps

Planning consent has been granted for the masterplan of the North Precinct. Detailed design is currently being undertaken. A civil contractor will be appointed in late 2023 and construction of the subdivision will commence soon after. The project is expected to be completed by December 2024, with lots available for construction of homes in the first half of 2025. A real estate agent will soon be appointed to manage the release of land sales and they will set up an onsite office. LAHC is committed to keeping the community informed at all phases of project delivery.

Using Crown land to ease housing stress

At the Land and Housing Corporation, we manage NSW’s 125,000 social housing properties. Crown Lands oversees the state’s Crown land assets (some 34 million hectares or around 42% of NSW). Under our newly signed partnership, we will work together to identify priority areas where there is suitable Crown land for residential development.

Together, we’re working to provide homes for key workers, social housing residents, private purchasers and Aboriginal families.

More information

Aerial view of proposed Cooma site
North Precinct Masterplan

Contact us

If you have any questions or if you would like to register your interest in the sale of the lots, please contact the Community Engagement team on Communityengagement@facs.nsw.gov.au or 1800 738 718.