Landcom is expected to start work in April 2023 after receiving development approval for the Macarthur Gardens North project.
The project will deliver up to 1,250 new apartments, new retail spaces, community facilities, and a vibrant plaza adjacent to Macarthur Station, while also revitalising the area’s natural environment.
Landcom CEO Alex Wendler said the development will boost housing supply in the area, while demonstrating excellence in urban design and sustainability.
“Macarthur Gardens North will provide new homes and open spaces, shops and educational facilities close to public transport,” Mr Wendler said.
“A diverse range of housing types, including 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments will accommodate the changing needs and demographics of the Macarthur region and provide more opportunity for households to buy their own home.
“Importantly, at least 10% of the apartments will be set aside for affordable rental housing, providing housing security for low- and middle-income households.
“Sustainability will be a key aspect with the development designed and delivered as a 5-Star Green Star Community, certified by the Green Building Council of Australia.
“Bow Bowing Creek will be rehabilitated along with 11 ha of open space. We will preserve Cumberland Plain Woodland and River Flat Eucalypt Forest, improving habitat for local wildlife and provide easy access to nature.”
Public spaces will feature prominently in the plan with a civic plaza, a playground and terraced area, a central park and pedestrian walkway connecting to Western Sydney University and TAFE NSW’s Campbelltown campuses.
A shared cycle and pedestrian path alongside Bow Bowing Creek connecting with Gilchrist Oval and other recreational spaces for sport and leisure will also be included.
Earthworks are anticipated to start by April 2023, pending all necessary permits and approvals, followed by civil works and landscaping.
Landcom will consult with the community and Council on plans for the new public spaces at Macarthur Gardens North in early to mid-2023.
For more information about the project visit www.landcom.com.au/MGN.