Action for Public Housing (NSW)

Action for Public Housing


At 2,012 dwellings and 18ha, the Waterloo estate is one of the largest in Australia. It was built in multiple stages from the 1960s to 1980s, with the iconic Matavai and Turanga towers completed in 1976. In December 2015, the Coalition government announced it would be entirely redeveloped, as part of the ‘Communities Plus’ project. After a protracted planning and consultation process, the project was split into three components, with Waterloo South — including the walk-ups, Dobell and Drysdale buildings, Madden Place and Camelia Grove — prioritised ahead of Waterloo Central and Waterloo North (where the towers and slab buildings are located). Waterloo South contains 749 public homes; the current plan, developed under the Coalition Government, is to replace these with 847 social housing dwellinsg and approximately 2,000 private homes. However, the contract has not yet been awarded and relocations have not begun. Action for Public Housing is demanding the Minns Government abandon these plans and instead refurbish the estate.

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