Urbis Think Tank
Newleaf Bonnyrigg residential renewal
Urbis is proud to be part of the Bonnyrigg Partnerships which has been recognised for Best Master Planned Community in the 2012 Innovation and Excellence Awards.
Newleaf Bonnyrigg is a multi-award-winning project that has paved the way for a new approach to the renewal of social housing through public-private partnerships. The partnership between Housing NSW and private sector organisations has set new benchmarks for innovative urban renewal. By successfully integrating public and private housing to create a livable and appealing new community, the Newleaf Bonnyrigg project has established a model that can be replicated across other urban transformation projects.
The redevelopment of Bonnyrigg is one of the largest and most complex residential renewal projects in Australia. Once complete, Newleaf Bonnyrigg will provide 2,330 new high quality homes across an 81 hectare site. With privately owned homes built alongside social housing, the new development will deliver a mixture of housing types available to suit different ages, needs and budgets, to create a diverse and well planned community.
Uniquely, public housing on the site will be built to exactly the same standard as private homes and will be dispersed throughout the estate to ensure public dwellings are indistinguishable from private properties.
Urbis is proud to have been working with Bonnyrigg Partnerships at Newleaf Bonnyrigg since the preparation of the project bid in 2005. As one of the lead consultants on the project, we have provided town planning, social planning and urban design services and have been central to obtaining Concept Plan approval for the estate renewal and additional approvals for construction of individual stages.
Urbis is currently undertaking a comprehensive review of the approved master plan to assess the opportunity to increase densities across the remaining 15 stages of the project. The proposed modification would allow more social housing residents to remain on the estate, while maintaining an appropriate mix of private and social housing dwellings to achieve a sustainable community.