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Revised Rezoning of Riverwood Housing Estate


The announcement of a revised proposal for the Riverwood Housing Estate is an example of community advocacy and common-sense prevailing.

Before the 2023 NSW State Election, I fought alongside the community against the Land and Housing Corporation’s inappropriate Riverwood Housing Plan on the basis that an influx of thousands of additional residents without upgraded traffic and road infrastructure would be a disaster for our community.

I am extremely pleased to see that after listening to our community campaign, Homes NSW is now proposing 420 new homes instead of the previously proposed 3,900 homes, a much more appropriate number for our current infrastructure to cope with.

This revised proposal of 420 new homes will pursue a mixed-tenure development, with a 50-50 ratio between social and affordable housing, and building heights lowered from over 20 storeys to a maximum of 12 storeys. This is set to take place over a five-to-six-year period.

The NSW Government has also guaranteed that this revised proposal will allow the delivery of supporting infrastructure via state and local contributions.

For years the community has been calling for this kind of common-sense approach to planning in our local area. Any increase in population must be matched with the necessary investments in our local infrastructure.

I will continue to fight for better roads, faster rail and upgrades to local schools, and parks to ensure that any increase in the population of Riverwood is adequately catered for.

Additional community consultation is still to come, and I will ensure that local residents concerns are heard throughout this process, but for now, I want to sincerely thank everyone who supported our campaign to make this happen.

Mark Coure MP

Member for Oatley