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aerial view of Minto suburb in Sydney

Minto urban renewal, Australia

The Minto project has redeveloped 1200 properties in Sydney’s south west suburb, renewing the area with modern urban design and creating a vibrant community.

We consulted widely with the community to ensure project planning is sensitive to the social and cultural needs of the local area.

The redevelopment includes 350 new and retained public housing homes and 850 private properties. The AU$120M project has also reconfigured roads, footpath and cycleway networks, six public parks and a community centre.

Following approval of the concept in 2006 we were appointed as project manager to deliver the development, which was undertaken in 18 stages. We have been involved in the project from the initial stages of planning. We carried out infrastructure planning, design, cost planning and water cycle management on behalf of UrbanGrowth NSW, The NSW Land and Housing Corporation and Campbelltown City Council. Construction commenced in 2007 with project completion programmed for 2016.

The project involved some social, design and construction challenges. These included the relocation of 800 social housing tenants during demolition and construction of the new estate. Temporary housing was provided so that access to dwellings was not impeded. Community consultation has taken place throughout the project to ensure community concerns are addressed.

Sustainability targets

The Minto urban renewal project has been shaped by rigorous sustainability targets.

Community features include recreation facilities, a community centre, and conservation of the areas heritage.

Alongside sustainable water cycle management, Minto renewal has been carried out to stretching energy and greenhouse gas emissions standards. Material reuse and waste management have been high priorities. And design has respected natural landscape features and incorporated native vegetation.

Social diversity has been promoted by addressing the needs of all ages and incomes in the design of housing, providing amenities for all.

Additional services

  • Coordination and management of specialist consultants and liaison with government authorities to ensure project programme integrity
  • Assistance with managing project budget management and consultant and contractor claims
  • Community consultation to ensure planning met social and cultural needs
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