The purpose of the UrbanGrowth Development Corporation (UGDC) is to drive housing and employment opportunities in specific areas serviced by public transport and infrastructure. As a priority, the UGDC will focus on the areas of Redfern-Waterloo and Granville.
Role of the UGDC
The role of the UGDC includes:
- Working with transport and planning departments to identify precincts for renewal;
- Undertaking land use planning investigations and feasibility analyses;
- Delivering an overarching precinct plan;
- Coordinating transport and infrastructure planning;
- Planning for open space in identified precincts;
- Levying infrastructure contributions and entering into planning agreements;
- Dealing with land where appropriate;
- Borrowing and managing funds; and
- Partnering with public agencies and private entities when necessary.
The UGDC was established in December 2010 to pursue the NSW Government's commitment to urban renewal in the Sydney Metropolitan area and to ensure delivery of the objectives of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Urban Renewal) 2010 (SEPP).
The intent of the new SEPP is to provide the opportunity for the State Government to plan for high-quality urban renewal to create revitalised and more vibrant centres with a broader range of housing and employment options, and to encourage investment.
The UGDC assumes many of the functions of the Redfern-Waterloo Authority. Find out more here.