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What do we know about what is planned for the Metro Quarter from the announcement

The Metro Quarter will be integrated with the new Waterloo Sydney Metro Station and will encompass a new Metro Station and over station development, including new homes (including social and affordable housing), shops, community health services / community services and a new public / community plaza (concept only image) with an adjoining community building. The Metro Quarter Precinct is bounded by Botany Road, Cope Street, Raglan and Wellington Street. The Metro Quarter will be delivered ahead of the wider Waterloo Estate redevelopment and aims to be completed by 2022 before the trains are expected in 2024.

Above is our summary from the announcement documents. As with such announcements, the flyers, the emails and the website all say slightly different things. Above we have created from the sources found below a statement of what the announcement tells us.

Concept image for Waterloo Metro Quarter public plaza from consultation flyer

The Flyer distributed to the community

Waterloo Metro Quarter - A new village for Waterloo Seeking your feedback on plans for the Waterloo Metro Quarter. Artist’s impression of new public plaza (concept image only)

Community Information Session Wednesday 30th May 5-8pm or Saturday 2 June 11am-2pm At Redfern Town Hall 73 Pitt Street Redfern

The Metro Quarter will be integrated with the new Waterloo Station and will deliver new homes, shops, community health services and a new public plaza with an adjoining community building.

The new Sydney Metro Station at Waterloo provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make Waterloo one of the most connected and attractive inner-city places to live, work and visit.

The NSW Government is planning on delivering the benefits of the Metro Quarter ahead of the wider Waterloo Estate redevelopment. Plans for the adjoining Waterloo estate are currently being drafted and will be available for community input shortly.

Come along to an information session to find out more about plans for the Metro Quarter and an update from Sydney Metro. For more, visit: www.ugdc.nsw.gov.au/metroquarter

From the UGDC Website

The Metro Quarter will be integrated with the new Sydney Metro Station at Waterloo. It will encompass a new Metro Station and over station development, including new homes, shops and a community plaza. The Metro Quarter Precinct is bounded by Botany Road, Cope Street, Raglan and Wellington Street.

The Metro Quarter team are looking forward to your feedback on the plans for the Waterloo Metro Quarter. Representatives from both Sydney Metro and UrbanGrowth NSW will be there to answer your questions, and provide updates on the Sydney Metro.

From the UGDC email

This is a note to advise you that throughout June and July, the NSW Government will be engaging with the community about future plans for Waterloo.

Engagement on the Metro Quarter, led by UrbanGrowth NSW and Sydney Metro, will happen first followed by the Waterloo Housing Estate.

The Metro Quarter will be integrated with the new Waterloo Station and will deliver new homes, including social and affordable housing, shops, community services and a new public plaza with an adjoining community building.

The new Sydney Metro station provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make Waterloo one of the most connected and attractive inner-city places to live, work and visit.

Community information sessions are being held on 30 May and 2 June 2018. Targeted engagement is also being held with other key community members and stakeholders. A draft plan for the Metro Quarter will be available for comment from 30 May until 20 June 2018 at ugdc.nsw.gov.au/metroquarter.

There will be future opportunities for the community to provide feedback on the master plan. This early engagement will be followed by a formal public exhibition by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment later this year, as part of the planning approvals process.

For more information, contact us [the UrbanGrowth NSW community engagement team] via:

W: ugdc.nsw.gov.au/metroquarter or sydneymetro.info

P: 1800 756 953

E: info@ugdc.nsw.gov.au

From the Consultant at Urbis

throughout June and July, the NSW Government will be engaging with the community about future plans for Waterloo.

Engagement on the Metro Quarter, led by UrbanGrowth NSW and Sydney Metro, will happen first, followed by the Waterloo Housing Estate.

This is “non-statutory” engagement to ensure that the plans that are lodged with the Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) for assessment best reflect community feedback. It follows the visioning engagement led by Land and Housing Corporation last year. Statutory engagement, where submissions are sought from the public, will follow. We anticipate this will happen in November-December 2018.

Upcoming community engagement

I’ve attached the flyer that is being distributed today-Sunday to residents and businesses in Waterloo. An advertisement will also be in the Sydney Courier on Tuesday and the Inner West Courier on Wednesday.

Community information sessions will be held at Redfern Town Hall, so that people can view the draft masterplan for the Metro Quarter and provide feedback:

  • Wednesday 30 May, 5-8pm
  • Saturday 2 June, 11am-2pm.

Pre-briefing with your organisations

UrbanGrowth NSW also extends an invitation to your organisations for a briefing on the draft masterplan for the Metro Quarter, on the morning of Wednesday 30 May. This briefing will last 1.5 hours.

A perspective from LAHC

  • Transport for NSW is working with UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation (UGDC) to deliver an integrated development above the station and underground at Waterloo.
  • Progress on the station is moving rapidly and UGDC is realigning its planning and construction timeframes with Sydney Metro.
  • This realignment is to ensure that shops and services at the Metro station can be delivered to the community from 2022 ahead of the commencement of Metro services will in 2024.
  • UGDC will consult with the community on a proposed plan for the Metro Quarter towards the end of May and into June, with the aim of submitting a master plan for the Metro Quarter before the Waterloo estate master plan is finalised.
  • This consultation will provide the community with an opportunity to provide feedback on the best mix of uses, the design of the public spaces and creative place making ideas that local people and others can get involved in.
  • Options Testing consultation for the Waterloo estate will follow shortly after the Metro Quarter consultation and then be followed with the presentation of a preferred plan.