The Bonnyrigg Living Communities project was the first social housing Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Australia and was designed to create new social and private housing by redesigning, renewing and reinvigorating a public housing estate within the south western Sydney suburb of Bonnyrigg.
At the start of the project, the estate included 833 public housing homes and 97 privately owned homes and SGCH was involved as the PPP’s tenancy and rehousing manager.
In March 2015, when the original PPP managing the estate came to an end, our role expanded to include integrated tenancy management services, property maintenance, community development and communications. SGCH is the first community housing provider in Australia managing all of these types of services on a large estate in one location. In 2018, we marked 10 years since we began working on the PPP.
When the PPP ended, stages 1-3 had been completed. The NSW Government committed to renewing stages 4-7 and engaged Landcom to deliver these stages. The Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) has since confirmed that stages 8-11 are progressing with LAHC preparing development applications to council. Work on these stages will be a four to five-year program with civil works starting in 2021, following council approval.
Development Progress at Newleaf Communities
A table summarising the stages and their progress to date, is below.
|1-3||363 homes delivered (152 social)||Completed|
|4-5||185 homes delivered (60 social)|
New Bunker Park delivered (mid 2017)
|6-7||Landcom’s Civil Contractor, TRN has completed the civil works in these stages.|
LAHC has also lodged the Development Application for the new community hub building next to the SGCH Bonnyrigg office with Council. Construction will start later in 2020 pending council approval. This community hub will provide important additional indoor and outdoor space for the community. The building has been designed in consultation with Council and will include flexible spaces and rooms that community groups using the facility can adapt to their needs.
|Civil works completed in January 2020|
Work on homes to begin shortly
|8-11||LAHC is preparing applications to council to develop stages 8-11. work on these stages will be a four to five-year program.|
Proposed civil works for these stages will include changes to the road network, infrastructure, services and preparation of residential lots for upcoming house construction. Newleaf Parade will remain open throughout the whole construction time.
|To start in 2021 following Council approval|
*some private house and land packages remain on the market for sale in stage 5.
Bonnyrigg residents have helped shaped a vision for the community which brings together social housing and private residents, and share their views through a number of community groups. To find out more, please see Giving Bonnyrigg a Voice.
For questions about tenancy and property management services, please contact our SGCH Bonnyrigg office on 1300 137 256.
To find out more about how you can get involved in the community groups, events and programs run by SGCH, please see our Get Involved page or contact our Communities, Place and Partnerships team on 9585 1499 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.