Frequently Asked Questions

What is UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation?


UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation (Development Corporation) was established in December 2010 (as the Sydney Metropolitan Development Authority) under the Growth Centres (Development Corporations) Act 1974. The agency formally changed its name to the UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation in January 2013.

What is UrbanGrowth NSW?


UrbanGrowth NSW was formed in January 2013, established under the Landcom Corporation Act 2001. UrbanGrowth NSW is a State Owned Corporation with a mandate to drive urban transformation that will underpin the future prosperity of urban and regional centres across NSW.

What is the status of work within Redfern-Waterloo area?

Urban renewal within the Redfern-Waterloo area will be considered as part of the Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation and Transport Program. Since the cessation of the Redfern-Waterloo Authority, development assessment in the area is either undertaken by the City of Sydney or the Department of Planning and Environment (the latter for development over $10M on designated sites of State Significance).

What is the status of work at Granville?


The Development Corporation has undertaken a review of potential land use and development concepts for Auto Alley. The outcomes of the study were provided to Parramatta and Holroyd Councils and the then Department of Planning and Infrastructure in 2012. The Development Corporation is not currently pursuing development or new planning controls for the precinct. The majority of the Granville growth centre is included in the UrbanGrowth NSW study area for the Parramatta Road Urban Renewal Program.

What is the status of work at Cooks Cove?


The Development Corporation is working with landowners and planning authorities to prepare a report outlining the future planning pathway for Cooks Cove.