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State Significant Precinct (SSP) Declarations and Study Requirements

On 18 May 2017 Waterloo Estate, including the private land within the Consolidated Estate boundary, and the Metro Station above ground now called Waterloo Metro Quarter were declared as two State Significant Precincts (SSPs). While the SSP requirements for each site have a lot of overlap there are some differences which we have highlighted in our comparison. Here is information about the SSP Declarations 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.
Waterloo Nominated as State Significant Precinct kicks off Master Planning
Waterloo has been nominated by the NSW Government as a new State Significant Precinct which formally kicks off the master planning of the site. Residents have been advised by staff involved in the master planning that the master planning will commence with a month of capacity building with consultation workshops planned to commence towards the end of June/beginning of July. The Communities Plus website will be updated soon as the Department of Planning and Environment’s website. A newsletter to residents is planned for next week.
Image Map of Waterloo Estate and Metro Station showing private land
This map is has been shown on the Waterloo page of UrbanGrowth's Central to Eveleigh website. It shows the area of public housing subject to redevelopment as well as the area resumed for the new Metro Station development. Areas along Wellington Street and Cope Street between Wellington and John Streets are not shown as part of the estate because they are privately owned. These sites but are covered by the Waterloo State Significant Precinct study to change planning controls and master plan the estate and the area above the station.
Initial Waterloo State Significant Precinct Declaration Details
Following the State Significant Precinct declaration for Waterloo on 18 May 2017 additional information was placed on both the NSW Planning and Environment's website and on the Communities Plus website. REDWatch provided the following initial unpacking of the declaration announcement to members, supporters and agencies on 21 May 2016.
Study Requirements Nominated State Significant Precinct – Waterloo May 2017
On 26 May 2017 NSW Planning and Environment posted the Study Requirements for the Waterloo State Significant Precinct. Please note that there are two different sets of study requirements in this document and they are not identical - one covers the Waterloo Estate (pages 8-32) and the other covers the Metro quarter (pages 35-55). A Social Sustainability Assessment is required for the Estate but not for the Metro Quarter. Here is the link to the requirements.
File Study Requirements Nominated State Significant Precinct – Waterloo May 2017 - Differences highlighted
This document has had key differences between the Waterloo Estate and Waterloo Metro Quarter requirements highlighted by REDWatch to assist readers identify the differences between the two sets of requirements. This is a guide only. While we have taken care in this comparison we can not guarantee that all differences have been identified. Readers should rely on their own comparisons. If you identify any errors please email details to mail@redwatch.org.au. The original file can be downloaded from http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/State-significant-precincts/Waterloo.
File REDWatch's Combined Waterloo SSP Study Requirements
The official Waterloo State Significant Precinct Study Requirements is made up of seperate requirements for Waterloo Estate and the Waterloo Metro Quarter. There are differences between the two study requirements. REDWatch has been advised that the studies by consultants will address both sets of requirements. To assist the community REDWatch has produced a combined version of the Waterloo State Significant Precinct requirements. This document shows common text in both sets of requirements in black, Waterloo Estate specific text in green and Waterloo Metro Quarter text in red. REDWatch has also updated this document with the links to the documents mentioned in the Key SSP requirements and where documents are referred to in the body of the document where these are available.
Waterloo State Significant Precinct (SSP) Studies and Consultants
NSW Planning and Environment have posted details of the studies required for the Waterloo State Significant Precinct, Land and Housing Corporation has posted a summary of these requirements and information about how and by whom the studies will be undertaken. In addition there have been two sessions in which there has been verbal clarification on some of the study issues. Here we have bought the information on studies as of 2 June 2017 together in one place.
Council's Role in the Waterloo SSP and the Project Review Panel
According to the Precinct Declaration The Department of Planning and Environment has established a Project Review Panel for the Nominated State Significant Precinct - Waterloo. It also provides some information alongside the initial announcement that gives us information about the City of Sydney Council role.
File City of Sydney Presentation on Waterloo Study Requirements to REDWatch 1 June 2017
This presentation on the Waterloo State Significant Precinct was delivered by Ben Pechey from City of Sydney Council to REDWatch. The presentation dealt with the requested topic of Density well done by saying that Council's requirements, including a set of principles from the Lord Mayor, were included in the study requirements and that Council would have an active role in monitoring the process. For those who are looking for a more specific presentation by the city on density issues we suggest looking at Council's Director of City Planning Graham Jahn in a presentation last year on the REDWatch site at www.redwatch.org.au/RWA/Waterloo/2016waterloo. Discussion is also underway to clarify with Council how the City will work with the Community at the same time as working officially in the Waterloo State Significant Precinct process.
File The Planning New Schools: School Safety and Urban Planning Advisory Guidelines
The State Significant Precinct requirements for Waterloo set this document as one of the documents that needs to be addressed in the precinct studies. This document is currently under review within the Department of Education and is not publically available to link to. Until the replacement policy is posted, REDWatch is posting the document referred to in the SSP requirements on its website. This will allow REDWatch to provide the link in our Combined SSP document and allow interested residents to access the document which needs to be addressed.