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Waterloo Public Housing & Metro Station Redevelopment

On 15 December 2015 the NSW Government anounced that a station on its proposed Metro railway line would be built at Waterloo. The Metro anouncement was accompanied by the anouncement that the Waterloo public housing estate would be redeveloped over the next 15-20years with community engagement starting in 2016. In this section of the website you will find details of these projects as they unfold.
Consultant Site Visits during Master Planning
Following on from the announcement on 18 May that Waterloo has been nominated as a State Significant Precinct, Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) have been informing the community when technical consultants are on-site so people know what is going on around the estate and so you can also inform others. They are aiming to have the information for the coming week available on Friday. As it is available REDWatch will post it here. Immediately below you will see some general information on these visits and links to additional information.
"Master Plan" studies and consultants
On 29 May 2017 Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) issued details on the way in which Urban Growth and LAHC consultants will under the studies required by The studies as undertaken by consultants SSP Declaration and the Study requirements. Please note that the consultant's studies cover the SSP requirements in a different way to the SSP. In everyday dealing during the master plan it will be these studies which we are calling the "Master Plan" studies that will be meant by the studies. There are also other studies being undertaken which are not required for planning controls but which deal with more "people" rather than SSP requirements and these are also included in this section. Waterloo Estate and the Metro Station above ground now called Waterloo Metro Quarter along with private land within the Consolidated Estate boundary was declared a State Significant Precinct. Here is information about the . Please note however that the Study requirements are what NSW Planning and Environment require as a basis for setting new planning controls. cover these requirements in a different way. There are currently no items in this folder.
State Significant Precinct (SSP) Declaration and Study Requirements
On 18 May 2017 Waterloo Estate and the Metro Station above ground now called Waterloo Metro Quarter along with private land within the Consolidated Estate boundary was declared a State Significant Precinct. Here is information about the SSP Declaration and the Study requirements. Please note however that the Study requirements are what NSW Planning and Environment require as a basis for setting new planning controls. The studies as undertaken by consultants cover these requirements in a different way. There are also other studies being undertaken which are not required for planning controls but which deal with more "people" rather than SSP requirements.
For More Information
Below are the links to the major government bodies dealing with Waterloo
Inderpendent Assistance during Master Planning
Non Government Agencies and Community Groups have requested mechanisms for assistance for community members independent of LAHC and UrbanGrowth during the master planning process. This is being guided by the Groundswell agencies, Here you can get information on the Capacity Building Program run through Inner Sydney Voice or the Waterloo Community Development project run through Counterpoint Community Services.
Community Activity
There are many groups and projects happening in Waterloo. Here we have an over view of some of the players and information about their activities as they unfold.
Waterloo Redevelopment 2016
To help keep everyone accross the proposals for the Waterloo redevelopment as they unfold REDWatch is bringing together key documents related to the Governments Plans for the Estate.
The 2015 Announcements
The details of the announcements and the initial reactions to them can be found here.
Earlier Studies on Waterloo & Redfern Public Housing Redevelopment
The proposal for the redevelopment of the Waterloo Public Housing Estate linked to the Metro station follows earlier studies undertaken by the Premiers Department's Redfern Waterloo Partnership Project in 2003-4 and the Redfern Waterloo Authority / Sydney Metropolitian Development Authority's Built Environment Plan Two. The latter was undertaken in tandem with the Federally funded Housing NSW Draft Master Plan. During these studies, and other proposed redevelopments of public housing, many issues have been raised by the community. This background has been documented on the REDWatch website and the relevent links can be found here.
Waterloo Estate and Metro Site Redevelopment - What we know at 20 June 2017
The summary below is an outline of what we know about the process at a particular point of time. We have included links so people can access the documents referred to.