Welcome to Bomaderry

Providing secure long-term rental housing

The project

Landcom is proposing to transform a well-located site in Bomaderry to help unlock affordable rental supply.

The $35 million pilot project is part of the NSW Government’s Build to Rent program, through which we are delivering around 60 Build to Rent apartments in low-rise buildings that will demonstrate best practice design and sustainability.

Set to include a mix of apartment sizes to suit the needs, lifestyles and budgets of different households, future residents will be close to Bomaderry station and have easy access to shops, open space and other amenities.

The project will provide greater housing security and choice to renters. We are planning for at least 20% affordable rental housing for those on low and moderate household incomes, such as the key workers who keep our cities and towns moving, including retail and childcare workers, nurses and teachers.

Bomaderry Build to Rent render October 2023 v2

Indicative artist's impression, subject to change and approvals.


Corner of 53-57 Bolong Road / 4 and 8 Beinda Street, Bomaderry

Local council area

Shoalhaven City Council

Proposed homes

60 Build to Rent apartments, including at least 20% affordable rental housing

Delivery timing

2023 to 2026 (pending approvals)


  • End of construction, pending approvals and weather
  • Construction anticipated to begin, pending approvals
  • Community and stakeholder consultation on design proposal
  • Design concept refined following community and stakeholder consultation
  • Development application anticipated to be submitted
  • Site acquisition
  • Start of early planning


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. 

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. 

Pending approvals, we anticipate construction will start in 2025 and will involve: 

  • demolition of existing structures 

  • earthworks 

  • installation of services 

  • construction. 

We will work with contractors to minimise potential construction impacts such as dust, noise and access. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

Yes, the development application will comply with Council requirements for car parkingDue 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.  

Yes, where possible, we will keep the existing native trees and tree canopyWe are committed to retaining all the mature healthy native trees along the Beinda Street frontageOur 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.  

If you require the services of an interpreter, please contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask them to call Landcom on 02 9841 8600. The interpreter will then assist you with the translation.

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