Waterloo Redevelopment Resources 2022

In this section of our website, you will find details, historical information and resources of the Waterloo Redevelopment.

Counterpoint, along with its partners within the Groundswell coalition, REDWatch, and the Waterloo Neighbourhood Advisory board, has and continues to resource the community through this process.

 Our dedicated staff team support individuals and community groups to participate in the consultation, and we have advocated on a wide range of issues surrounding the policy, the process and the various planning proposals.

We have Hosted a wide range of events, independent workshops, community briefings and made formal and informal submissions with our community members.

Waterloo  Redevelopment Proposal

On 15 December 2015, the NSW Government announced that a station on its proposed Metro railway line would be built at Waterloo.

The Metro announcement was accompanied by the announcement that the whole Waterloo public housing estate would be redeveloped over the next 15-20years.

Five years of start and stop consultation, visioning, political wrangling and ‘community options testing’ occurred.

In mid-May 2020, Land and Housing Corporation applied for the rezoning of the Southern portion of the Waterloo Estate SSP area to the city of Sydney, who then effectively proposed an alternative plan.

As of 16 March 2021, the Department of Planning and Environment is now the Planning Authority responsible for assessing and finalising the Waterloo Planning Proposal.

An Independent Advisory Group was appointed to provide advice on changes required to the Planning Proposal before proceeding to further community ‘consultation’.   

Planning proposal for Waterloo on exhibition

The planning proposal to ‘revamp’ Waterloo South by changing the rules for land use is now on public exhibition until 29 April 2022.

The proposed plan will help deliver new social, affordable, and private homes with access to improved community facilities, parks, shops and transport.

Please visit the DPE website to view the planning proposal and have your say.


Counterpoint Community Services are committed to ensuring that the community has a voice through this process. With its own limited resources and a community grant from the City of Sydney, Counterpoint provides independent community development service and impartial assistance to ensure decision-makers consider our diverse community views.

For more information or support, contact our community development team at The Factory Community Centre, 67 Raglan Street Phone: (02) 9698 9569, Email: info@counterpointcs.org.au

Below are some resources