About Ivanhoe Estate
Proudly the first major project being delivered under the NSW Government’s Future Directions Policy and the Communities Plus Program, the redevelopment of Ivanhoe Estate at Macquarie Park (corner of Herring Road and Epping Road) will see a well located, socially integrated community come to life over the next 10 to 12 years.
NSW Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) is working with Frasers Property Australia and Mission Australia Housing to create a new community featuring world-leading sustainability, quality community facilities and beautiful public open spaces.
These organisations are leaders in their fields and are well-positioned to deliver the NSW Government’s strategy to create more community housing, a better community housing experience and more opportunities and support for community housing residents at Ivanhoe Estate.
About Communities Plus
Ivanhoe Estate is the first major project of Communities Plus, Australia’s largest community housing reform program. Communities Plus will:
- Deliver more housing and a better community housing experience, with more opportunities and incentives to avoid or move beyond community housing.
- Develop new mixed communities where community housing blends seamlessly with private and affordable housing, offering better access to transport and employment, improved community facilities and open spaces.
Ivanhoe’s role delivering communities plus
As the first major project being delivered under the NSW Government’s $22 billion Communities Plus program, the project will increase the supply of community housing properties.
Tenant relocations started in January 2016 and are now complete. Experienced LAHC staff assisted residents to move, ensuring each relocation was managed in a sensitive manner. These former residents have the option to return to the new community housing dwellings at Ivanhoe should they wish.
The vision for Ivanhoe Estate
Ivanhoe is an evidence-based model for an inclusive and integrated community that provides vital homes and a neighbourhood for people from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.
It will be an inclusive, welcoming and connected community where everyone is encouraged to interact, enjoy the outdoor spaces and take advantage of the range of amenities offered. Importantly, there will also be a focus on providing training and employment opportunities for social and affordable housing residents.
The partnership behind the creation of this new community, between the NSW Government, the community housing sector and the private sector, will transform dated social housing into a range of new community and affordable homes, integrated into a unique new neighbourhood which takes advantage of the considerable transport, amenity and employment opportunities at Macquarie Park.
The holistic, design-led environmental and social sustainability approach of the partnership will create a new mixed tenure community model that represents a better answer to Sydney’s housing needs and pave the way for new solutions to housing issues in Australia and around the world.