Bundock Street Housing Redevelopment

Project Details

Over recent years, Defence Housing Australia has been liaising with stakeholders, including Randwick City Council, regarding the development of the Randwick Barracks site.

The Randwick Barracks development plans are guided by the Randwick City Council Planning Instruments the Local Environmental Plan and the Development Control Plan. An initial development stage has been completed adjacent to the site and provided housing for Defence and civilian families and community facilities such as the Randwick Environmental Park and Randwick Community Centre.

The Bundock Street Housing Redevelopment proposes 62 mixed housing properties covering an area of around 2.7 ha. The houses would be for Defence members and their families. The area is bounded by Bundock Street, Canberra Street and Hendy Avenue to the north and includes an extension of Gumara Street (to the south) and Felicity Place (to the west).

This project is being delivered by the Directorate of Relocations and Housing within the Department of Defence, in partnership with Defence Housing Australia.
Map identifying the area.
Bundock Street Housing Redevelopment
Artist impression of the Bundock Street Housing Redevelopment project
Corner of Bundock Street and Felicity Place - artist impression only

Site Remediation

Detailed site investigations have found contamination within the Bundock Street Housing Redevelopment site. Site remediation investigations and planning is being managed by Jacobs, an international company specialising in the provision of environmental services and overseen by an independent NSW EPA accredited Site Auditor.

The contamination currently on site does not present a human health risk to the surrounding neighbourhood. Subject to approvals, the site would be remediated before development occurs.

Indicative Timeline

The project team is progressing site investigations and plans for the Bundock Street Housing Redevelopment. We are now sharing details with the community, and we are keen to gather feedback before we submit our proposal to the Public Works Committee (PWC) for consideration late 2024 – early 2025.

Prior to submitting to the PWC, and to ensure robust assessment of environmental and ecological impacts, the Bundock Street Project will be referred to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) for assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

Pending PWC approval, work could start onsite for the Bundock Street Housing Redevelopment in mid – late 2025.
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2021 – Late 2023
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Site investigations, preliminary design and technical reports
Early – Mid 2024
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Environmental referral under EPBC Act to the DCCEEW
Late 2024 – Early 2025
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Public Works Committee submission and decision
Mid – Late 2025
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Site remediation*
After remediation
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Housing construction*
Early 2028
Housing complete*
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Ongoing community consultation
*Subject to Environment Protection and Diversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) and Public Works Committee (PWC) approvals and timeframes.


The following specialist reports and documents specific to the Bundock Street Housing Redevelopment project are available to view. Defence will continue to share further reports once they are finalised and ready to release.

Some of these reports include investigations on the now deferred Sydney Live-in Accommodation project.
Environmental Referral
As part of the ongoing Bundock Street Housing Redevelopment project, we will soon refer the project to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, and Water (DCCEEW) for assessment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). This step precedes other approvals, such as the Public Works Committee approval and the independent site auditor remediation approval and helps ensure robust assessment of environmental, ecological, heritage, and social impacts associated with the project. To facilitate community engagement in the environmental referral process and provide a greater opportunity for input during the DCCEEW’s submission period, we are proactively sharing the referral documentation online ahead of time.
Referral Documentation
Some of these documents are already available on the website but to avoid confusion all relevant referral documentation has been included below. Due to file size, some documentation has been split into smaller sections.

Some documentation has been redacted to remove culturally sensitive or personal information.
The Draft Remediation Action Plan (RAP) is currently under review by the independent EPA accredited Site Auditor. Once the RAP is finalised, information will be made publicly available.
Design Reports
Environmental Investigation Reports
Traffic and Parking Impact Assessment Reports