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The NSW Government and Coffs Harbour City Council (Council) are working together to renew the Argyll Estate precinct, which will provide more homes and different types of homes to meet the needs of different types of people, and help address housing affordability in Coffs Harbour.

We aim to deliver new, modern, social and private homes for the community.

Proposal to rezone Argyll Estate

Early engagement with the community was carried out in February and March this year on a proposal to rezone parts of Argyll Estate. The feedback received was considered by Council during the preparation of a planning proposal to change planning rules to allow for medium density housing.

Council placed the planning proposal on public exhibition during August and September this year. Local residents were invited to a community drop-in session to find out more and have their say.

Council is now reviewing feedback received and it is anticipated the proposal will be put forward to a Council meeting later this year.

If Council endorses the proposal, and the plan is subsequently approved by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, NSW Land and Housing Corporation and other landowners will be able to plan for renewal and lodge development applications for medium density housing if they wish.

Plans for future renewal

A renewal plan would be prepared once the outcome of the planning proposal is known. The renewal is expected to take place in stages over a 10-year period.

It is not intended to redevelop all properties within the rezoned area at the same time.

Social housing residents have been advised they will receive at least six months’ notice ahead of any relocation as part of the renewal. Social housing residents will have a personalised relocation plan developed with their lease manager, and permitted relocation costs will be covered.

Read the answers to frequently asked questions during the public consultation.

The Argyll Estate - investigation area

Download map showing investigation area boundary (PDF, 5387.76 KB).

More information

Read more about social housing in the Coffs Harbour local government area.

Contact us

Email communityengagement@facs.nsw.gov.au or phone 1800 738 718.