Site tours

Site tour

Wednesday 29 November 2017
9.00am – 1.00pm
Glebe and South Sydney

Site tour 3: Inner-city innovation in social housing delivery

Capacity: 40 people

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

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

This site tour will provide attendees with an insight into a range of innovative inner-city housing developments and key projects, including the Waterloo precinct and the Cowper Street Redevelopment project.


An old social housing site in Glebe is being redeveloped into a mixed community, driving innovation in housing and community integration. The 1960s Cowper Street estate comprised 134 social housing dwellings on a 1.49 ha site. The redevelopment of the site will deliver contemporary new accommodation for the elderly and people with a disability. The project will provide 495 new homes with 158 social housing, 99 affordable homes for low income earners and 232 apartments for the private market.

The Cowper Street Redevelopment Project is a partnership between the NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC), City West Housing and Bridge Housing Ltd. Civil works are completed. The 158 social housing dwellings are near completion with the entire development scheduled for completion by 2020.

South Sydney

Sydney’s population will more or less double over the next 40 years. There is a need to think how best to use available land in the inner-city in a way that not only provides new housing and workplaces for our growing population, but renews existing inner-city areas to ensure they continue as great, liveable neighbourhoods. The transformation of South Sydney’s residential offering is through two major projects – Waterloo and Redfern to Eveleigh.

Waterloo Precinct

Waterloo is home to two key projects – the construction of the Waterloo Metro station and the redevelopment of the Waterloo Estate. The estate, which currently contains 2,012 dwellings, will be redeveloped to deliver new social housing, integrated with affordable and private housing. The redevelopment will be staged over 15-20 years with the master planning stage now underway. The relocation of social housing tenants will not start until at least mid-2018 and all temporarily relocated residents have the right to return.

North Eveleigh

North Eveleigh — which spreads across both sides of Sydney’s main rail corridor — is currently in the second stage of planning. It’s the first phase of the Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation and Transport Program aimed at transforming government-owned land along the rail corridor in the inner-city over the next 30 years. There is an opportunity to deliver almost 700 new homes in the area suited to the future community, including singles, couples, families and people who wish to stay in their local area as they age.

Corner Stone, Carriageworks (lunch)

Join fellow delegates for lunch following the morning tour at Corner Stone, located at the iconic Carriageworks. Carriageworks is housed in the old Eveleigh Rail Yards at Wilson Street, located within the emerging Redfern Waterloo precinct, and has been developed by the NSW State Government through Arts NSW. The distinctive nineteenth century industrial atmosphere of the former railway carriage and blacksmith workshops have been retained, with many heritage iron and brick details featured in the regeneration of the building.

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 3 itinerary

9.00amDepart the International Convention Centre
9.15amTour of Cowper Street development, Glebe
10.15amTour of Elizabeth Street development, Redfern
10.30amMorning tea in Redfern Park
11.05amTour of Waterloo Estate, Redfern
11.40amTour of Platform Apartments, Eveleigh
12.10pmLunch at Corner Stone, Carriageworks
1.15pmSite tour returns to ICC