Rezoning proposal: Explorer Street, Eveleigh

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment is rezoning Explorer Street, Eveleigh so it can be redeveloped for more social, affordable and market housing.

Project Status: Closed

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What’s proposed?

The existing social housing development at Explorer Street, Eveleigh was identified for rezoning by the Department of Planning and Environment as part of the NSW Government’s Rezoning Pathways program in 2022.

The site is owned by the Land and Housing Corporation and currently contains 46 social housing dwellings. The site also includes South Sydney Rotary Park.

The rezoning proposal will allow the redevelopment of the site for:

  • up to 400 dwellings, include one, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments
  • 3 blocks ranging from 4 to 13 storeys
  • a mix of 30% social housing, 20% affordable housing and up to 50% market housing
  • 20% of all affordable housing to be provided as Aboriginal affordable housing
  • retention of the existing road network and park.

What does this mean for tenants?

NSW Land and Housing Corporation is responsible for the redevelopment of the estate and all tenants will be given 6 months notice before relocation. No relocation will occur before 2025.

All tenants will be allocated a dedicated relocations officer who will provide support through the relocation process.

The City of Sydney will work closely with the NSW Government to ensure the wellbeing of existing tenants is prioritised during the changes.

If you have any questions about future tenant relocations, please contact the NSW Land and Housing Corporation on 1800 738 718.
An aerial map marking the area covered by this rezoning proposal, along Explorer Street between Station Place and Henderson Road.

City of Sydney submission to explanation of intended effect for the Explorer Street site, Eveleigh

Our feedback to the Department of Planning and Environment is available for download.

What we heard report

The Department of Planning’s What we heard report is now available. Feedback is being reviewed by the department during the assessment and finalisation of the rezoning.