Moruya housing infrastructure

Project: Providing infrastructure needed for new homes in Moruya

Timeframe: 2022 to 2026

Cost: $15.92M

  • $11.53M from the NSW Government’s Accelerated Infrastructure fund
  • $4.39M Council contribution

Latest news: March 2023

We have prepared a draft plan showing the proposed infrastructure needed for up to 1,000 new homes in Moruya.

Project details

We are working to:

  • design and construct infrastructure to support housing development in Moruya
  • attract potential developers by providing infrastructure for up to 1,000 homes in areas already zoned for residential development.

Benefits to the community:

  • helping to address the housing crisis within Eurobodalla
  • addressing the urgent and increasing need for housing availability and affordability in Moruya
  • reducing the pressure on the local housing market.

Background and purpose

The housing crisis in Eurobodalla has been exacerbated by the loss of 500 homes during the 2019-20 bushfires. Added to that we have many temporary workers living in the area for major projects such as the Batemans Bay and Nelligen bridge replacements. The local housing market is likely to come under further pressure with the upcoming construction of the Moruya Bypass and the Eurobodalla Regional Hospital.

The Moruya housing infrastructure project supports the actions and outcomes of the Eurobodalla Local Strategic Planning Statement and the NSW Government's Regional Housing Taskforce to support greater housing availability and diversity. It will help address the urgent need for increased local housing.

Moruya is well placed to support increased and diverse housing options for our ageing and growing population with its existing amenities, proximity to services and accessibility. We will work to ensure traffic is well managed and open spaces are part of the mix.

We will build roads, drainage and footpaths and upgrade the local water and sewer systems. The new infrastructure will allow land that has long laid dormant to start being built on within three years.

The bulk of the land is located west of the highway and south of the Moruya CBD. Some of this land is already subdivided and blocks are owned by individuals. Larger areas are owned by multiple developers.

Generally, landowners pay for their own enabling infrastructure, however, the sheer number of owners made coordinating this difficult. The grant funding will allow us to provide the necessary infrastructure so up to 1,000 homes can come onto the market.

We are in the initial planning and design stage of the project. We have prepared a draft plan indicating the proposed projects and locations.



  • We secured $11.5M in funding for the project from the NSW Government. Eurobodalla is one of 36 selected council and agency-led projects sharing in $254.1M.
  • We began planning and design work to assess what individual projects will be prioritised.


  • We applied for funding through Round 3 of the NSW Government’s Accelerated Infrastructure Fund which supports delivery of close to 140,000 new homes in four years across New South Wales.

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