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Have your say on rezoning plans for Explorer Street in Eveleigh

This media release was issued on Friday 13 October 2023 by Paul Scully, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces and Rose Jackson Minister for Housing about the rezoning exhibition until 17 November for Explorer Street Eveleigh.

Rezoning Artist Impression of Explorer Street Eveleigh 2023 

The NSW Government is seeking feedback on a rezoning proposal for the Explorer Street social housing estate in Eveleigh with draft plans now on public exhibition.

The Department of Planning and Environment has developed the rezoning proposal and masterplan in collaboration with key government stakeholders including the NSW Land and Housing Corporation and City of Sydney Council.

The proposal has the potential to deliver between 350 and 400 new homes with 30 per cent allocated for social and 20 per cent allocated for affordable housing close to public transport, jobs and services.
Under the proposal, the adjoining South Sydney Rotary Park would be retained in its current configuration and updated with new pedestrian connections to the surrounding street network and modernised for improved recreation and quiet enjoyment.
The proposal is on exhibition until Friday 17 November 2023.
For more information and to have your say, visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/explorer-street
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Paul Scully said:
“This proposal is the first state-led rezoning exhibition under the new Minns Government.
“It is a significant opportunity to bolster the capacity of the existing Explorer Street Estate beyond the current 46 townhouses - creating an uplift of four to one alongside private housing options as well.
“We want to provide diverse, well-designed and well-located homes supported by great infrastructure such as the new Waterloo Metro Station and encourage people to have their say during the exhibition period to consider all views.”
Minister for Housing, Rose Jackson said:
“We know urgent action is needed to create more social and affordable housing across inner city Sydney and the proposed rezoning of this Estate would be another step in the right direction to help address the housing crisis.
“This is an opportunity to deliver between 175 and 200 social and affordable homes in Sydney in a hub which is already well equipped with transport, parks and shops.
“We know rezonings can be challenging, so it is so important to me that we hear from the residents and local community regarding any plans for redevelopment, which is why I encourage everyone to have their say on this project.
“As with any redevelopment of social housing estates, we are deeply committed to working with the existing residents including offering them the opportunity to relocate in the existing community and a right of return once the new homes are complete.”

Image: Supplied by DPE