First 4 new social housing sites named in NSW

A Federation clothing store and metro-adjacent greenfield site are among the first of 44 new housing locations to be named following a statewide audit.

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In the recent state budget, the NSW government promised to leverage surplus government-owned land to build up to 30,000 new homes over the next four years.

The state government has now named the first four locations that have been identified as sites for future homes following a comprehensive land audit.

The Clothing Store sub-precinct located in Carriageworks, North Eveleigh, is set to be redeveloped into approximately 500 new homes, 50 per cent of which will be social and affordable dwellings.

Originally built in 1913, the historic Clothing Store has been set for redevelopment since 2008 when the first concept designs were released.


Near the Rouse Hill metro station, 301 Samantha Riley Drive, Kellyville, is a greenfield site that is set to be developed into over 80 homes, half of which will be social and affordable dwellings.

A further 10 social and affordable homes will be built on 72, 82, and 86 Menangle Road, Camden.

Meanwhile, WestConnex dive site in Camperdown will be home to over 100 new homes as part of a mixed-use development delivered in partnership with the private sector.

In an acknowledgement of the substantial housing challenges faced by families fleeing domestic and family violence, over 50 per cent of the 6,200 new social homes on track for construction will be built for victim-survivors of domestic violence.

NSW Premier Chris Minns stated that the government is “building better homes for New South Wales to ensure we continue to address the housing crisis for renters, people wanting to enter the housing market, and the most vulnerable members of our community”.

“We know that housing affordability and availability is the single biggest pressure facing the people of New South Wales, and that without an immediate, comprehensive intervention, Sydney is at risk of becoming a city with no young people,” said Minns.

“Well-located spaces close to vital infrastructure and transport should not be left unused.”

Rose Jackson, Minister for Housing and Homelessness, stated: “We had a very clear directive to scour the state for any possible piece of land that can be turned into housing and we’re delighted with the results so far.”

“Without this land audit, these sites may have sat idle for decades, but in just a few years there will be families and communities calling these places home,” said Jackson.

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