Site tours

Site tour

Tuesday 28 November 2017
12.00pm – 6.00pm
Riverwood and Campbelltown

Site tour 1: Large scale urban renewal

Capacity: 40 people

Cost: $93.50 per ticket including GST (includes lunch and afternoon tea)

General information: Meet at main entry foyer, International Convention Centre

This site tour will provide attendees with insight into a range of large scale urban renewal projects and redevelopment areas in Riverwood and Campbelltown. The redevelopment of Riverwood has been identified as a state significant precinct for Sydney.


The Riverwood renewal plan is part of the Communities Plus program, an initiative of the NSW Government Future Directions for Social Housing strategy. The redevelopment of Riverwood has been identified as a state significant precinct, to increase supply, choice and affordability of housing. The first phase of the redevelopment, Washington Park, commenced development in 2010 and is nearing completion. This new precinct will provide 150 new social housing dwellings and 607 private dwellings.

The remaining renewal phases will be planned and considered in consultation with residents, the broader community and other stakeholders to identify what additional infrastructure and amenity is required. With the approval of the Minister for Planning, a finalised Planning Framework allowing for the submission of development applications is likely by mid-2018. The redevelopment project has a potential investment of $3.4 billion to the state economy and the creation of 500 construction jobs.

Campbelltown Renewal Projects

The Campbelltown Renewal Projects comprise of 4 separate renewal projects of existing social housing estates located at Airds/Bradbury, Claymore, Minto and Rosemeadow.  Located within the Campbelltown City Council local government area in south-western Sydney, these 4 estates were constructed during the 1970s and 1980s.

In the mid 2000s, NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) commenced the process of redeveloping these estates, in collaboration with Council, other key stakeholders / agencies as well as existing tenants. The renewal works have sought to introduce a mixed community with a majority of new private housing. Proceeds from the private housing sales are re-invested into new social housing, community facilities and high quality open space areas. Each project aims to deliver better outcomes for tenants, local communities, Council and LAHC.


Following State Government approval of the Concept Plan in May 2013, the Claymore Renewal Project was commenced in 2014 to transform 1,100 former social housing dwellings into a mixed community of 1,010 new private homes and 450 new social homes. As part of the project, the Concept Plan also creates new parks, a community centre, a child care centre, a new retail centre and a completely new network of streets.

Construction of Stages 1 and 2 are complete, with all 247 new private lots sold out and new homes being built. As part of these initial stages, LAHC will deliver 55 new seniors living units, with construction scheduled to commence in early 2018. The next 127 lots in Stage 3 are in planning approval phase and will also be commenced in early 2018.


The Minto Renewal Project was the first large-scale estate renewal project for LAHC and was delivered over a ten year period between 2007 and 2017. Concept Plan approval from the State Government was obtained in 2006 and outlined a staged redevelopment of around 1,000 former social houses into 1,250 new home sites. 875 new private homes and 375 new and refurbished social homes were delivered, with the last 19 new social homes recently completed in mid 2017. $13M worth of new community facilities were built for Council, with the project well serviced by the recently upgraded Minto Mall and existing access to public transport and schools.

Book your site tour when you register for the Conference. If you’ve already registered and want to add a site tour, contact Think Business Events:

Site tour 1 - itinerary

12.00pmDepart the International Convention Centre for site tour
12.45pmLunch at the Riverwood Community Centre
1.30pmTour of the Washington Park, Riverwood
2.30pmTour of the Claymore Renewal Project, Campbelltown
3.30pmTour of the Minto Renewal Project, Campbelltown
4.00pmAfternoon tea at the Ron Moore Community, Minto
5.30pmSite tour returns to the International Convention Centre