Community invited to shape Waterloo masterplan

13 Oct 2017

The community consultation process for the Waterloo masterplan is now underway, with residents encouraged to share their vision for their community.

Minister for Social Housing Pru Goward wants residents to contribute their ideas, which will help to shape the future of Waterloo.

“Throughout this month and November there will be a range of events and activities where we will be asking people who live and work in Waterloo to reflect on their needs and hopes for the future of the area,” Ms Goward said.

“We are particularly keen to hear residents’ ideas on culture and community life, environment and open spaces, housing and neighbourhood design, shops, facilities and transport.”

Community workshops, pop-up information stalls, a family-friendly Community Day, and targeted community conversations — including young people and the Aboriginal community — will take place from today until mid-November, giving all residents the chance to have their say.

“We just want to hear from as many residents as possible, so bring a friend or neighbour and come tell us about your ideas for Waterloo,” Ms Goward said.

The Waterloo master planning process will take approximately 12 months, and will help determine the mix of social, affordable and private housing.

The redevelopment of the area will be staged over 15-20 years, with no relocations occurring until at least 2019.

A full list of consultation activities and events taking place over October and November is available at www.communitiesplus.com.au/waterloo.