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Aerial image of Coffs Harbour showing Argyll Estate investigation area boundaries in red

We are working with Coffs Harbour City Council to renew the Argyll Estate precinct, which will provide more homes to meet the needs of different types of people and help address housing affordability in Coffs Harbour.

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

To make this happen, we are investigating the possible rezoning of the Argyll Estate precinct from low-density to medium-density residential housing.

Community engagement

Early engagement with the community was carried out in February and March 2022 on the proposal to rezone.

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 2022. Local residents were invited to a community drop-in session to find out more and have their say.

Council is now reviewing feedback received.

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.


October 2022 newsletter

Update on Argyll Estate renewal (PDF 703KB)

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 call 1800 738 718.