Sydney Metro to rejuvenate Waterloo

16 December 2015

The NSW Government has announced a new Metro Station at Waterloo. The station will improve transport connections for local residents, and also drive the delivery of significant new housing and generational social renewal in the area.

Transformation of the area over 15-20 years will see the complete renewal and replacement of all social housing as a minimum, integrated with planning for new public parks, community facilities and jobs.

The future renewal will also see additional affordable housing alongside social and private housing. This will support one of the key things the community has told us is important, that is to retain a diverse and vibrant community into the future.

UrbanGrowth NSW has been developing an Urban Transformation Strategy to guide future growth on government owned land in the Central to Eveleigh study area that includes Waterloo Estate. Planning for Waterloo will draw on feedback from more than two years of consultation and planning already undertaken to inform planning for this area.

There is still significant work to be done in planning and preparing for the redevelopment of the Waterloo estate. We will now work with the Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) to consider more detailed precinct planning in 2016 and the community will be invited to help inform the process each step of the way. While some tenants may need to relocate on an interim basis into other housing in the local area, many will be able to move directly into the new social housing as the site is redeveloped, and redevelopment will be staged over 15-20 years.

If you are a tenant of the area and would like further information please contact the Department of Family and Community Services on 9384 4166.

More details about the Sydney Metro can be found at the Metro website: http://sydneymetro.info/home or by contacting 1800 171 386

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