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Bonnyrigg Newleaf Community


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 services on a large estate in one location.

When the PPP ended, stages 1-3 had been completed. The Land and Housing Corporation (LAHC) and Landcom are delivering the latest stages.



Upcoming Developments

Stages 1 – 7 have been completed.

Humphries Precinct Stages 8-11

Work has begun in some areas of Stages 8-11, the Humphries Precinct, which focuses on building social homes for larger families. There will be 19 houses (three and four bedroom), 25 apartments and six townhouses in this precinct, along with a new park and roads to improve connections with already completed homes in other stages.

Town Hub

The Town Hub will become the next development precinct after the Humphries Precinct, with the timing of these stages subject to development approvals and market conditions. This new town hub, (02 on the map next to the Bonnyrigg Plaza) will become the focal point for residents, and will include cafes and outdoor dining areas.

Most homes built from Stage 12 onwards (Town Hub and Tarlington Precincts) will be urban apartment style living consisting of one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Community Centre

Work on the new Community Centre has started and the building contractor is providing opportunities for local employment. There have been slight delays due to COVID-19 restrictions and completion is expected in June 2022.

Two story home in Bonnyrigg next to construction site
Two story home in Bonnyrigg with trees and lush gardens
A row of two story homes under construction
A two story home in Bonnyrigg coloured tan and dark grey
Sign that reads 'Newleaf, Development underway' with trees in the background
A footpath leading through green tree dotted lawns
Wide view of a row of two story homes overlooking a leafy park and basketball court
Teenagers playing on an unusual and creative playground with climbing webs and structures and a slide
Teenagers playing on an unusual and creative playground with climbing webs and structures and a slide
Teenagers playing on an unusual and creative playground with climbing webs and structures and a slide

Get Involved

Bonnyrigg customers can get involved in Activities such as art classes, exercise programs, Local Tenant Group meetings, English classes and gardening groups have continued to build interest and engagement.

There is also a Sensory Garden open to the local community, with gardening workshops and plenty of opportunities to get involved.

Since April 2015, the SGCH Place Coordinator and Community Engagement Coordiantor have worked to strengthen community services and groups in the Bonnyrigg community.

This includes Bonnyrigg Youth Council, daily community development programs that run in the SGCH community room and a brand new sensory garden with workshops partnered with Community Greening.

There are several resident groups including the Bonnyrigg local tenant group, Bonnyrigg Youth Council, five language groups and Community Reference Group (CRG) which work together to enhance the local community.

What’s On in Bonnyrigg

The whole of Bonnyrigg is becoming more attractive. There are more parks, more shopping and better transport. I really like it as it is becoming another main city. I actually can’t wait to move. The new houses are so fresh.

Sanaa, Bonnyrigg Resident