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About Rouse Hill Regional Centre

Rouse Hill Regional Centre is a masterplanned development in Sydney’s North West spread across 120 hectares. The development incorporates into its core Rouse Hill Town Centre, which is Australia’s first town centre to demonstrate world class social and environmental sustainability initiatives. Its unique ‘main street’ design features a series of open streets and pioneers a new approach for town centres within masterplanned communities.

The regional centre showcases how government and the private sector can work collaboratively to develop harmonious communities, by creating a diverse range of homes designed to address public spaces, unified streetscapes and extensive connected public amenity. It is a cohesive and vibrant multifunctional community that has set a new standard for sustainable greenfield urban projects and celebrates diversity, choice and accessibility.

Key project outcomes

Rouse Hill Regional Centre is a $2.5 billion residential and mixed-use project, comprising over 1,800 dwellings with an estimated 4,500 new residents. Four joint venture partners are delivering the project – Landcom, the NSW Department of Planning, Lend Lease and The GPT Group.

Key project development outcomes to-date include:

Housing

  • A broad range of residential product types which include land, courtyard homes and apartments.
  • Three per cent of the development is dedicated to affordable housing.

Public Spaces

  • Over 32 hectares of public open space.
  • Caddie Creek and its parklands were re-established to create a thriving eco-system.

Community

  • A walkable community, with each home located within a three minute walk to an open space.
  • New facilities including a library and community facility, new public primary and secondary schools and an 80 place child care centre are all integrated into the town centre design.

Retail Space

  • •Rouse Hill Town Centre accommodates up to 200,000 sqm of retail and commercial floor space and provides 12,000 permanent jobs.

Sustainability

  • A 20% reduction target has been set for the project’s ecological footprint.
  • A town centre which uses 40% less energy (and is on track to use 60% less water) when compared to the average NSW retail centre of the same size.
  • Over 130,000 plants are located in the town centre, 80% of which are indigenous to the area.

Awards

Rouse Hill Regional Centre has won many industry accolades. These include:

  • 2012: Australian Bicycling Achievement Awards, Cycling Friendly Business Award
  • 2011: International Property Awards – Asia Pacific, Highly Commended, Retail Development
  • 2010: Global Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence
  • 2009: Planning Institute of Australia – Learn2 at Rouse Hill Town Centre, President’s Award
  • 2009: Urban Land Institute Awards for Excellence – Joint winner (Asia Pacific Competition)
  • 2009: Urban Development Institute of Australia – Masterplanned Mixed-Use Development
  • 2009: Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards – Overall winner
  • 2009: Property Council of Australia Pitney Bowes Insight Award for Shopping Centre Developments
  • 2008: Banksia People’s Choice Award
  • 2008: Australian Institute of Architects National Walter Burley Griffin Excellence in Urban Design Award
  • 2008: UDIA NSW Award for Excellence for Sustainability
  • 2008: Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design

Snapshot

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1,800 residential dwellings

4,500 new residents

World class town centre

$2.5 billion end value

Over 32 hectares of public open space

2019 Sydney Metro station to open at Rouse Hill