The City of Sydney are holding a public meeting on the NSW Government’s plans for the redevelopment of the Waterloo Housing Estate and the Waterloo Metro Development.
The meeting will be on Wednesday 6 March at Alexandria Town Hall, from 6pm to 7.30pm.
Below is the text of a letter distributed by the Mayor
Important Update for Waterloo and Redfern
Protecting our Waterloo Communities
15 February 2019
I know many people are deeply concerned about the NSW Government’s plans for the redevelopment of the Waterloo Housing Estate and the Waterloo Metro Development.
The City of Sydney opposes their proposals because of the major impacts they will have on residents and surrounding areas.
The size and scale of what the government is proposing is unprecedented in Australia as the plan is to increase the current 2,012 homes on the site to 6,800 homes including 17 towers up to 40 storeys high.
And of the 4,788 additional homes – only an extra 28 will be social housing and 340 affordable housing.
Just next door to the Estate is the Waterloo Metro development which includes another 700 apartments in three towers up to 25, 27 and 29 storeys. Only 70 of those will be social housing and 35 affordable housing.
Both developments will add 4,300 extra vehicles to the area.
UrbanGrowth is refusing to look at the combined impacts of both proposals and to give people a true picture of what they are really planning.
The City is holding a public meeting on Wednesday 6 March at Alexandria Town Hall, from 6.00pm – 7:30pm to better inform you about what is going on and to share our response and an alternative proposal for the site being developed by our expert planning staff.
We value better public spaces that enjoy access to sunlight, more reasonable densities that will integrate with the surrounding area and less disruption to the existing community.
We want to discuss our response and proposal with you – the people who live and work in the area – so that we can finalise our response and preferred submission to Government.
I encourage you to attend the meeting and to help us save Waterloo!