Who is UrbanGrowth NSW?
UrbanGrowth NSW is the NSW Government’s urban transformation delivery organisation.
Our ambition is to transform city living so that it is more vibrant, connected, and healthy for all, for now and for many years to come.
UrbanGrowth NSW is currently structured into three operating divisions:
- Urban Transformation (the Major Urban Transformation Portfolio)
- Wholesale Projects (master development of government land), and
- Retail Transition (existing retail greenfields home development projects).
UrbanGrowth NSW is a State-Owned Corporation which was established in 2013, integrating and refocussing the roles of the former Landcom.
UrbanGrowth NSW Development Corporation is an agency also established in 2013 taking on the responsibilities of the former Sydney Metropolitan Development Authority (SMDA) and the Redfern Waterloo Authority (RWA).
What does UrbanGrowth NSW do?
Since March 2014 UrbanGrowth NSW has had a mandate to focus on the planning and delivery of major urban transformation programs that will underpin the future prosperity of NSW. We collaborate with government, private, and community stakeholders to create a united vision for a program, building a strong sense of place and enabling its delivery.
Through the delivery of world class urban transformation, we aim to maximise the value of government land for the public good, improve the amenity and liveability of our urban spaces, and enable the delivery of housing and jobs growth.
Community and stakeholder engagement are key to achieving a shared ambition in the delivery of city transformation projects. The public good, both current and future, is at the heart of our decision-making and we are committed to delivering a best-in-class approach to community and stakeholder engagement.
UrbanGrowth NSW is transitioning out of greenfields home development, which is a legacy from the former Landcom, to focus on large-scale Urban Transformation and Wholesale Projects.
What are the criteria for determining UrbanGrowth NSW’s transformation programs?
- Projects where the location is of state or regional importance
- The scale has potential to deliver significant housing mix, jobs and community amenity
- There is a nexus between development and public infrastructure, particularly transport
- Government-owned land is involved
- Leadership across multiple government agencies is required