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Elizabeith Street SSDA

Elizabeth Street Redfern was declared a State Significant Precinct on Sept 9 2017. The area declared is the vacant block next to the PCYC and the PCYC itself. Here you can finds oout about this development as it unfolds.
Elizabeth Street Redfern Developer Registration of Interest 20 Dec 2017
Minister Prue Goward visited Redfern on Wednesday 20 December 2017 to announce a Registration of Interest (ROI) process to speed up the proposed redevelopment of The Elizabeth Street Redfern public housing.
Elizabeth Street Redfern Declared State Significant Precinct on Sept 9 2017
On September 9 the NSW Department of Planning and Environment declared 600-660 Elizabeth Street, Redfern a potential State Significant Precinct (SSP), in order to set new planning controls.
File State Significant Precinct (SSP) Study Requirements for Elizabeth St Redfern
On 31st January the Department of Planning issued the State Significant Precinct (SSP) Study Requirements for Elizabeth St Redfern public housing land next to and including Redfern PCYC. The precinct will now be investigated for rezoning through the State Significant Precinct process. These requirements was prepared with support from the City of Sydney and state government agencies. FACS will undertake these studies, consulting with the community at key stages. FACS will then prepare a proposal which will be lodged with the Department for review. Initial reviews will be carried out to ensure that the requirements for each study have been met, before the study is publicly exhibited. In the next stage of the process, the Department will publicly exhibit the proposal and residents will be encouraged to have their say on the planning future of their community.
Elizabeth Street Redfern “Build to Rent”
On 2 August 2018 REDWatch held a forum on the Elizabeth Street Build to Rent model. As we explained in our email update LAHC got itself a bit tangled up and organising the meeting was a bit like an episode of Utopia. In spite if this we had a useful session unpacking this model which has some major attractions as part of the Communities Plus program - mainly that it does not sell off public housing lands.
Strong market interest in Elizabeth Street mixed build-to-rent development
The NSW Government has announced the conclusion of the competitive tender process to find a development partner to deliver mixed social, affordable and private housing in Elizabeth Street, Redfern under the nation's first mixed tenure Build-to-Rent model. Below is the text of the media release issued by Minister Goward.
File Communities Plus Community information sessions - October 2019 - Poster
The NSW Government plans to build a new housing project to accommodate a mixed community with new social, affordable and market rental housing opposite Redfern Park at 600-660 Elizabeth Street Redfern. You are invited to learn more about the project on * Tuesday 15 October, 2019 - 1pm - 4pm - Poets Corner, 45 Morehead Street Drop by and enjoy a free BBQ lunch or * Friday 18 October, 2019 - 5pm - 8pm - Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt Street - Light refreshments will be provided. This is the poster for the event
File Redfern Build to Rent Consultation Boards
In mid October 2019 Land and Housing held a brief 2 week consultation on their proposed planning controls for a build to rent development in Elizabeth Street Redfern on the block that currently included the PCYC. THis PDF includes the four boards used for this exhibition.
File Redfern Build to Rent Survey
In mid October 2019 Land and Housing held a brief 2 week consultation on their proposed planning controls for a build to rent development in Elizabeth Street Redfern on the block that currently included the PCYC. In conjunction with two drop in sessions Land and Housing Corporation use the following very basic questionnaire.
Council's Consideration of controls for LAHC’s Redfern Build to Rent
Council has considered the rezoning of the site proposed for Land and Housing Corporation’s (LAHC) Redfern Build to Rent project at its Transport, Heritage and Planning Committee before it went before the full Council on 29 June 2020. Below is what REDWatch sent out in its email Update on 19 June 2020 with some notes on subsequent changes.
NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) cancels Build to Rent for PCYC / Elizabeth Street Redfern
The media release below was issued by the Department of Planning Industry Environment, of which LAHC is a part, on 27 October 2021. LAHC have cancelled the Build to Rent (BTR) proposal saying that the planning proposals being considered by Council will impact the ability to deliver the BTR proposal. LAHC has issued a new EOI process for their standard Build to Sell model for this site that will deliver about a third social housing. Acording to a tender site the new EOI closes on the 14 December 2021.
Redfern PCYC site work throws up interesting financial questions
REDWatch spokesperson, Geoff Turnbull in the 1 December REDWatch email reflects on the Council and Central Sydney Planning Committee's consideration of the Elizabeth Street / PCYC rezoning application as it relates to financial feasibility and Aboriginal Affordable housing.
LAHC profit on 600 Elizabeth Street Redfern to fund social housing across the state at cost of affordable housing
The Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) have now finalised the planning controls for the 600-660 Elizabeth redevelopment. Council has been unsuccessful in forcing its recommended 7.5% affordable housing on the site in addition to the 30% social housing proposed by LAHC. The approved planning controls are for a minimum of 30% affordable housing (which includes social housing).