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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) will work with Aspire Consortium to masterplan a new community featuring world-leading sustainability, quality community facilities and beautiful public open spaces.

Ivanhoe will be first and foremost a community for everyone providing a range of housing options to suit all resident groups.

To deliver the NSW Government’s strategy of more social housing, a better social housing experience and more opportunities and support for social housing residents, Ivanhoe will be developed by a private sector and not-for-profit consortium, the Aspire Consortium. Comprised of Frasers Property Australia, and community housing provider Mission Australia Housing, these organisations are leaders in their fields and have been appointed by the NSW Government to redevelop and transform the 8.2 hectare site.

About Communities Plus

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Ivanhoe Estate is the first major project of Communities Plus, Australia’s largest social housing reform program. Communities Plus will:

  • Deliver more housing and a better social housing experience, with more opportunities and incentives to avoid or move beyond social housing.
  • Develop new mixed communities where social 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 Future Directions for Social Housing and the Communities Plus program, the project will increase the supply of social 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 social housing dwellings in Ivanhoe.

The vision for Ivanhoe Estate

Ivanhoe will be first and foremost a community for everyone providing a range of housing options to suit all resident groups. We want Ivanhoe to be Australia’s most studied, sought after and rewarding urban experience.

  • Ivanhoe will become an integrated community that defines a new approach to the delivery of social housing
  • World-class urban design and community-based place-making will be central to creating a highly desirable place to live
  • Social housing will be designed to meet the needs of current and future residents
  • Quality facilities and public open spaces will support a cohesive and sustainable community

Ivanhoe’s future facilities:


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  • 120-bed residential aged care facility
  • a wellbeing centre
  • Co-educational school with associated recreational facilities including indoor basketball court
  • 75-place child care centres
  • a supermarket and specialty retail shops
  • cafés
  • nature-based playgrounds and exercise stations
  • indoor basketball court within school
  • open green spaces
  • swimming pool
  • community centre with a gym and flexible use spaces
  • independent living units
  • revitalisation and enhancement of Shrimptons Creek corridor with bicycle and pedestrian path


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Creating a community for everyone

Creating a community for everyone is more than providing a diverse range of housing options to suit all resident groups. It is also about preserving and enhancing the local environment, improving transport access into Ivanhoe, and connecting residents to a range of programs and services.

Environmental enhancements:

  • Revitalisation of Shrimptons Creek
  • Enhancement of existing vegetation along Shrimptons Creek and Epping Road
  • Creation of ‘Forrest Park’
  • Preservation of Sydney Turpentine Ironbark trees
  • Installation of a roof top solar PV to generate renewable energy on-site


Improving transportation access:

  • Signalisation of the Herring Road and Ivanhoe Place Intersection
  • Upgrade of the Epping Road and Herring Road Intersection
  • New vehicle and pedestrian connection to Epping Road
  • New vehicle and pedestrian connection to Lyon Park Road
  • New pedestrian connection to Peach Tree Road


Social support for residents:

  • Mission Australia Housing will assist in accessing the services, educational support and employment opportunities they need
  • Services will be tailored to meet each residents’ specific needs
  • A key focus will be developing partnerships to facilitate economic and social participation


Project Timeline

  • Sept 2015 – Ivanhoe announced to be transformed into a mixed tenure development under a priority precinct rezoning
  • 2016-2018 – Ivanhoe residents relocated
  • August 2017 Aspire Consortium announced as successful tenderer
  • 2018 – Preparation for lodging a Concept Masterplan Development Application
  • 2018 – Statutory Public Exhibition of Concept Masterplan Development Application
  • 2019 – Updating the masterplan for lodgement
  • 2019 – Statutory Public Exhibition Assessment and Approval of updated Concept Masterplan Development Application
  • Indicative Only: 2022 onwards – Occupation and ongoing construction *subject to authority approval



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