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Waterloo
Redevelopment Options
WATERLOO
REDEVELOPMENT OPTIONS

The Waterloo social housing estate will be


redeveloped over the next 15-20 years,
replacing and providing more social housing,
delivering affordable housing as well as private
housing to create a new mixed community.
The Waterloo redevelopment aligns with Future
Directions for Social Housing in NSW – the NSW
Government’s vision for social housing over the
next 10 years. The redevelopment of Waterloo
is part of the Communities Plus program under
Future Directions, which aims to deliver new
and replacement social housing for those most
in need.
A new Metro train will offer residents a
world-class, turn up and go train service every
4 minutes in the peak, increasing to a service
every 2 minutes under the Sydney CBD.
Outlined in this brochure are three options
proposed for the redevelopment of Waterloo
following feedback from social housing residents,
the community and other stakeholders.

HAVE YOUR SAY


We welcome your feedback on each option.
FACS will be asking residents, the community and other stakeholders
to provide comment on the three options. This feedback will inform the
development of a preferred plan.
You will have the opportunity to provide feedback during September and October by attending
community days and meetings and at the website www.communitiesplus.com.au/waterloo.
For more information please contact Waterloo Connect at waterlooconnect@facs.nsw.gov.au
or call 1800 738 718
REDEVELOPMENT Residents, the community and
PRINCIPLES other stakeholders shared
their vision of a redeveloped
Waterloo. These are their
guiding principles, on which
the options are based.
Underlying the options is
a housing mix approach
CULTURE AND HERITAGE CHARACTER OF WATERLOO across the entire precinct of
Recognise and celebrate the significance of Strengthen the diversity, inclusiveness
Waterloo’s Aboriginal history and heritage and community spirit of Waterloo. dedicated buildings of private,
across the built and natural environments.
Reflect the current character of Waterloo
affordable and social housing.
Make Waterloo an affordable place for in the new built environment, by mixing
more Aboriginal people to live and work. old and new. A human services plan is also
Foster connection to culture by supporting being developed to support
authentic storytelling and recognition of residents’ health, safety
artistic, cultural and sporting achievements.
and wellbeing.

COMMUNAL AND OPEN SPACE LOCAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACCESSIBLE SERVICES


Create high quality, accessible and safe Encourage a broad mix of businesses and Deliver improved and affordable services
open spaces that connect people to nature social enterprise in the area that provides that support the everyday needs of the
by catering to different needs, purposes choice for residents and creates local community, such as health and wellbeing,
and age groups. job opportunities. grocery and retail options.
Create green open spaces that bring
people together and contribute to
community cohesion and wellbeing.

MOVEMENT AND CONNECTIVITY COMMUNITY SERVICES, INCLUDING DESIGN EXCELLENCE


Make public transport, walking and cycling SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO ARE Ensure architectural excellence so that
the preferred choice with accessible, reliable VULNERABLE buildings and surrounds reflect community
and safe connections to amenities. Ensure that social and human services diversity are environmentally sustainable
support an increased population and & people-friendly, contributing to lively,
Make Waterloo a desired destination with meet the diverse needs of the community, attractive and safe neighbourhoods.
the new Waterloo Station at the heart of including the most vulnerable residents.
the precinct’s transport network – serving Recognise and celebrate Waterloo’s
as the gateway to a welcoming, safe and Provide flexible communal spaces to support history and culture in the built environment
active community. cultural events, festivals and activities that through artistic and creative expression.
strengthen community spirit.
Create an integrated, inclusive community
where existing residents and newcomers
feel welcome, through a thoughtfully
designed mix of private, affordable and
social housing.
Waterloo STAGING PLAN DIAGRAM 1

Redevelopment
YEARS
The options show how the Waterloo 13-18
estate might be redeveloped, with each
having different designs for open space,
building locations and community and
retail facilities. YEARS
4-6
Each option provides:
• More new, modern, fit-for-purpose,
YEARS
social and affordable housing. 1-6
• More and safer open space for YEARS
YEARS 7-12
the community to access. 1-3
• More local shopping and community
facilities and services.
• Improved public transport.

1. Indicative and subject to preferred plan finalistaion.

KEY FACTS

The redevelopment of Waterloo will FACS will start the redevelopment in


be staged over 15-20 years. low density areas.

Enough social housing will be built


There will be no loss of social housing. at the start of the redevelopment for
The redevelopment will deliver more relocated residents to move back into
and better social housing to the area. brand new homes on the estate.

The redevelopment of Matavai,


It is anticipated that residents who Turanga, Cook, Banks, Solander and
need to relocate will not relocate until Marton buildings will be staged last.
late 2019. Residents will be given 6 Residents in these buildings will not
months notice before relocating. need to move for at least 10 years.

All current social housing residents There will be more affordable housing.
have the right to return to the
Waterloo estate.
$ At least 5% of the redevelopment will
be delivered as affordable housing.
1
Option WATERLOO ESTATE

A new Metro
gateway to the
Metro Quarter
and Waterloo
Station

Distinct
town plaza Retail and community
adjacent to spaces distributed
the Metro throughout the area
Quarter and
Waterloo
Station

BUSINESS,
COMMUNITY,
RETAIL AND OPEN
SPACES
A collection of small
neighbourhoods
Retail

Business and
community

KEY ELEMENTS Open space

• Total number of dwellings BUILDING HEIGHTS


6,500 – 6,800 (LEVELS)

• A mix of housing dwellings,


targeting 30% social housing 31-40
and at least 5% affordable housing
21-30
• 3 ha of public open space
• 1.8 ha of residential open space 11-20

• Over 75 locations for business, 6-10


community and retail space A variety of open spaces
N

throughout the area 1-5

FEATURES
Drawing inspiration from the historic A combination of retail streets, parks A range of residential building forms
street pattern of Waterloo, a collection and social corners offer residents and and heights, distributed throughout
of unique neighbourhoods creates an visitors a diverse choice of community the precinct offer a variety of housing.
engaging local community atmosphere. experiences.
Taller buildings are positioned to
There is a mix of parks and Open spaces support amenities, such respect the densities of surrounding
streetscapes, with a town plaza off as food gardens, playgrounds, arts areas, while streets are primarily
the Metro Quarter and Waterloo and craft areas, cultural activities, defined by buildings offering
Station to welcome people and a local sport courts, chess tables and BBQ a pedestrian friendly experience.
park at the southern end. areas for people of all backgrounds
and ages to enjoy.
2
Option WATERLOO VILLAGE GREEN

A new Metro
gateway to the
Metro Quarter Recognises the cultural,
and Waterloo history and landscape of
Station the area with water and
tree lined walkways

Centrally located village


green surrounded
by a collection of
neighbourhood precincts

Terraced buildings
with landscaping at
Retail and various levels
community
spaces
distributed
throughout
the area

BUSINESS,
COMMUNITY,
RETAIL AND OPEN
A variety of building forms and SPACES
heights following the natural
landscape and new street layout
Retail

Business and
community

KEY ELEMENTS Open space

• Total number of dwellings BUILDING HEIGHTS


6,700 – 6,900 (LEVELS)

• A mix of housing dwellings,


targeting 30% social housing 31-40
and at least 5% affordable housing
21-30
• 3.42 ha of public open space
• 1.93 ha of residential open space Landscaped 11-20
pedestrian links
• Over 75 locations for business, 6-10
community and retail space
N

1-5

FEATURES
The Village Green option explores enjoy. Tree lined and water featured concentrated along these streets
connecting surrounding parks, walkways branching out from the directing pedestrians to and from the
suburbs, community services Metro Quarter and Waterloo Station, Metro Quarter and Waterloo Station.
and spaces through a continuous offer comfortable walking routes and
walkable, tree-lined and water relaxation opportunities throughout A variety of block shapes, residential
featured street pattern. the area. The walkways recognise building forms and heights allow for
the natural history of this area, as a interesting architectural responses
The urban plaza and village green wetland food hub and gathering place to housing mix and streetscapes,
offer a diverse range of amenity for for Aboriginal peoples. Commercial, with taller buildings located along
residents and visitors of all ages to cultural and community facilities are landscaped walkways.
3
Option WATERLOO PARK communitiesplus.com.au

A new Metro
gateway to the
Metro Quarter
and Waterloo
Station

Highest buildings, community


facilities, business space and
retail concentrated around
Waterloo Station, the park and
George Street pedestrian link
One
central
park

Courtyard style
building forms

BUSINESS,
COMMUNITY,
RETAIL AND OPEN
SPACES

Retail

Business and
community

KEY ELEMENTS Open space

• Total number of dwellings BUILDING HEIGHTS


6,900 – 7,200 (LEVELS)

• A mix of housing dwellings,


targeting 30% social housing 31-40
and at least 5% affordable housing
21-30
• 3.97 ha of public open space
Landscaped 11-20
• 1.47 ha of residential open space
George Street
• Over 75 locations for business, pedestrian link 6-10
community and retail space
N

1-5

FEATURES
Waterloo Park explores a centralised A range of food, fitness, play, cultural as a wide tree-lined walkway
major park supported by a tree-lined activities and community spaces within supported by a mix of local retail
central walkway connecting people the park make it an enjoyable, active and street activities.
to community services, spaces and safe place for all ages. The park’s
Residential buildings are arranged
and events. significant water features and mix of
in a courtyard style providing
retail and community facilities bring the
The park is located next to the opportunities for local communal
fringes of the park to life.
Metro Quarter and Waterloo Station, spaces. Taller buildings are located
offering residents and visitors a George Street continues through around the Waterloo Station, the park
welcoming arrival to the community. Waterloo, running north-south and along George Street.
CONSULTATION
Community consultation continues to The next stage of our consultation is to
be one of the most important aspects seek further input and feedback on the
in redeveloping Waterloo. options. We will be asking the community
We asked the community and other and other stakeholders what they think
stakeholders what they would like to see and feel about each of the options, which
in a future Waterloo during the visioning will then be taken into consideration in
engagement and their input has informed developing the preferred plan – which will
these options. be the basis of the final master plan.

The diagram below outlines the stages of the masterplanning consultation program.
We are now at options testing phase.

12 MONTHS

Visioning Options DPE 1 masterplan


Conducting Preferred assessment &
studies consultation testing masterplan approval

TECHNICAL STUDY PROCESS


1. Department of Planning and Environment.

For more information please go to:

communitiesplus.com.au/waterloo
or visit Waterloo Connect, Shop 2, 95 Wellington Street, Waterloo
Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm
waterlooconnect@facs.nsw.gov.au
call 1800 738 718

A detailed masterplan will be prepared and will be placed on public exhibition.