Landcom will transform surplus government land around the existing Hurlstone Agricultural High School into a vibrant new community in Sydney’s south west close to world-class public transport and high-quality, public open space.
Landcom CEO John Brogden said plans for government land at Glenfield could progress now that the future of the agricultural school was confirmed.
“Landcom is thrilled to deliver a thriving new sustainable community within the Glenfield Precinct, with around 3,500 new homes and a large tract of high-quality, public open space that retains Glenfield’s rich history as a significant agricultural education precinct,” Mr Brogden said.
“A more detailed concept plan will be delivered for public exhibition in close consultation between Landcom, the NSW Government and Campbelltown City Council.
“We will ensure that a key feature of the plan is to set 5 to 10 per cent of new homes in the community aside for affordable rental housing, for key workers such nurses’ aides, child care and retail workers.
“The community will also showcase the importance of connectivity and social connectedness with the new community having ease of access to Glenfield Railway Station, the M5 Motorway, a new commercial centre, and a new primary school which is part of the development’s masterplan.
“Landcom is proud to ensure that the heritage values of the neighbouring Macquarie Fields House will be protected, and other significant heritage value areas such as the Memorial Forest that pays tribute to school students who served in World War One and World War Two, will be conserved.”
The range of housing typologies in the new community will meet the growing need for greater housing diversity and will feature a mix of diverse housing including detached houses, terraces, small lot dwellings, apartments and seniors housing.
“Landcom is focused on enhancing the quality of life for future residents by creating carbon-neutral, water-positive and zero-waste communities that enhance the area’s natural assets,” Mr Brogden said.
“The community will feature a green canopy that will combat the challenges of the urban heat island and micro climatic effects Western Sydney faces.
“This approach aims to provide an ongoing reduction in cost of living expenses for households.”
Built over 20 years, the community will include new sporting fields, parks, cycleways, community facilities, and health care services.
It is anticipated that the Glenfield masterplan rezoning process will be completed in early 2021, before an expected Development Application will be lodged with Campbelltown City Council which if approved, will allow work to commence by early 2022.