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Public to have say on future of Waterloo Estate - Media Release

This is the text of the media release from Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts regarding the Waterloo Estate (South) public exhibition on 3 March 2022.
Public to have say on future of Waterloo Estate - Media Release

DPE Artist impression of what the planning controls may deliver for Waterloo South

Plans for over 3,000 new and improved homes in Sydney’s inner south are part of a proposal for stage one of the Waterloo Estate redevelopment, which is now on  exhibition for community feedback.

Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said the exhibition was a significant milestone for the project following the completion of several technical studies to make sure the urban design, feasibility and transport needs were covered.

“Showing this proposal to the community represents a leap forward for this important development, which reflects the combined needs put forward by the City of Sydney, NSW Land and Housing Corporation and an independent advisory group.

“This is one of NSW’s most significant urban regeneration projects and it’s imperative we get it moving,” Mr Roberts said.

“If approved, the Waterloo South redevelopment will provide a vital refresh for tired social housing as well as thousands of new inner-city homes, plus more than 2 hectares of public open space to support recreational activities like field sports, cycling and walking.”

Importantly, the plan will see 847 social housing units built, almost 100 more units than is currently on the site, in line with the independent advisory group’s recommendation. Additionally, around seven per cent of new homes will be set aside for affordable housing.

Mr Roberts said the government had kept residents informed throughout the process.

“The community has shown immense patience, particularly when it comes to something as important as the roof over their head. For that I thank them and urge everyone to have their say over the coming weeks,” Mr Roberts said.

“We have ensured there is equitable access for everybody to provide feedback for this project and have set up multiple avenues including SMS, email and in-person sessions.”

The Waterloo South planning proposal is on public exhibition until 29 April 2022. Development applications will still need to be approved before construction can take place.

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Media stories on Waterloo South can be found below:

‘Get it moving’: Final vision released for Waterloo estate (SMH March 4 2022) 

Exclusive: Leaked documents show public housing plan halved (Saturday Paper March 5 2022)