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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

We are in the early stages of the project, with site survey work, and geotechnical, biodiversity and heritage studies about to get underway. We will keep the community informed about opportunities to have their say.

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