Will Beinda Street be upgraded?
Yes, the development application includes provision for Beinda Street to be widened to 10m along the entire site frontage with kerb and gutter on both sides of the road.
We are also in discussions with Council to confirm plans and explore opportunities for safer walking connections and traffic calming measures.
What opportunities are there to get involved in planning?
We are hosting a community information and feedback session on 29 February between 5pm and 7.30pm to share information and invite feedback on the concept design before finalising a development application.
When will construction begin and what is involved?
Pending approvals, we anticipate construction will start in 2025 and will involve:
We will work with contractors to minimise potential construction impacts such as dust, noise and access.
What are Landcom’s plans for the site?
The site we have secured in Bomaderry is zoned for residential use. We plan to deliver around 60 build-to-rent apartments, including at least 20% affordable rental housing, in low-rise buildings to meet existing planning controls.
The project will demonstrate best practice design and sustainability, and help to provide greater housing choice, affordability and security to address local need.
We are aiming for residents to put keys in doors in 2026. The rental housing will be managed by a government agency or community housing provider.
We will keep the community and stakeholders informed throughout the planning process.
What is build-to-rent housing?
Build-to-rent is purpose-built housing designed for rent, rather than sale. It is designed and built specifically for long-term renters to provide secure housing, typically in the form of apartments . It is held in single ownership and professionally managed, unlike more traditional housing, where the developer steps away after the sale.
In Australia, build-to-rent developments are predominantly owned, managed and operated by institutional investors as long-term assets, with revenue generated through the lease of the dwellings over time.
Why does the South Coast need apartments for long-term rental?
Around half of Nowra households (47%) that are renting are experiencing rental stress, with many hard-working people struggling to make ends meet because of rising rents, squeezed incomes and limited availability of homes.
Part of the challenge is that more than two-thirds of Nowra households are made up of one or two people, yet there are very few one-bedroom homes available for rent.
The project will deliver a mix of apartment sizes to suit the needs, lifestyles and budgets of different local households looking to rent.
How can people apply for a rental?
The build-to-rent properties and tenancies at our Bomaderry project will be managed by a government agency or community housing provider. No decisions have been made yet about who will manage the Bomaderry development, but details will be made available closer to project completion.
Has planning considered the surrounding neighbourhood and environment?
We want to demonstrate best practice design and sustainability. We are working with a range of technical specialists to understand opportunities and constraints for future development.
The project will provide a different type of housing for the area, reflecting Council's intent for land near Bomaderry station to support housing growth.
We are consulting with Council and other government agencies to minimise impacts upon existing local roads, other infrastructure, services and the surrounding environment. We will also engage neighbours and the wider community to get feedback on the design proposal before seeking development approval.
Will car parking be provided?
Yes, the development application will comply with Council requirements for car parking. Due to shallow sandstone on the site, we cannot excavate an underground carpark so we are exploring how we can optimise parking spaces on site to provide for both residents and visitors.
The final number of car parking spaces will be confirmed as the concept design is refined.
Will the trees on site be protected?
Yes, where possible, we will keep the existing native trees and tree canopy. We are committed to retaining all the mature healthy native trees along the Beinda Street frontage. Our arborist has identified that several of these trees have decay and should be removed, but new trees will be planted to replace them to provide habitat for birds and animals and to help screen the new buildings.