METRONET Social and Affordable Housing and Jobs Package

The Department of Communities is aligning its investment in social and affordable housing with METRONET to help build liveable and connected communities.
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Through partnerships with the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, the Department of Communities (Communities) is delivering its $394 million METRONET Social and Affordable Housing and Jobs Package.

The Package addresses the State’s need for additional social and affordable housing in locations identified in Stage 1 of the METRONET program, and supports infill density targets.

Communities has aligned its housing construction and redevelopment activity with the State Government’s investment in METRONET to:

  • Develop inclusive medium to high-density apartment living options around METRONET train station precincts and transit-aligned locations and stations.
  • Prioritise the development of social and affordable homes in central locations, so that people on lower incomes have ready access to jobs, services, transport and amenity.
  • Contribute to housing quality, choice and diversity around METRONET train station precincts.

The Package particularly focuses on developing and redeveloping a large portion of smaller scale sites, located within one kilometre of new METRONET or existing train stations, with low-density apartments.

Partner with us

Find out more about partnering with Communities to deliver social and affordable housing.​​​​​


Several projects that are part of or contributing to the Package are underway.

One of the first projects to be delivered under the Package was the Foyle Rd apartment development in Bayswater which was completed in March 2020 (see video below).