The Claymore estate is a 125 hectare public housing estate located at the junction of Badgally Road and the Hume Highway M5 in Campbelltown. This 1980’s estate is one of the largest public housing estates in South Western Sydney, containing 1,096 public housing dwellings. The planning of the estate, its location and a mono-functional land use mix that is predominantly comprised of social housing have resulted in the isolation of the community from the surrounding private residential areas and significant social and physical impacts within the estate.

Housing NSW sought to address these issues by implementing a redevelopment strategy founded upon reducing the concentration of the social housing stock and introducing new land uses including private housing. Jackson Teece’s role was to prepare a series of pre-master plan options as part of this urban renewal feasibility study undertaken by Landcom for Housing NSW.

Options representing Minimum, Intermediate and Maximum interventions into the existing structure of the estate were prepared to explore the potential outcomes. Each of these aimed to enhance the estate and provide lasting benefits to the community through a more permeable and better-connected road network; the concentration of retail and community facilities to create stronger neighbourhood hubs; and improved interfaces with surrounding areas.