Following the recent opening of Australia’s first Metro, Landcom CEO John Brogden met with local Northwest residents and workers today to inspect the temporary Tallawong Station Pocket Park in anticipation of Landcom’s new masterplanned communities and public spaces to come in the years ahead.
“The new communities that will grow along the Metro Northwest rail line will enjoy world-class public transport, high-quality public open spaces, parks, cycling connections, walking paths, play spaces and sporting grounds easily accessible to all,” Mr Brogden said.
“These high-amenity public spaces will serve to support everyone enjoying these new communities, from the residents that will call these places home, to the children who will attend the new schools, and the people working in and around the new employment hubs that will grow along the Metro Northwest rail line.”
Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said open spaces will be front and centre as the NSW Government plans and delivers new homes, jobs and infrastructure.
“The new communities that will grow along the rail line will enjoy world-class public transport, along with high-quality public open spaces, walking tracks and playgrounds,” Mr Stokes said.
Mr Brogden said that Landcom and Sydney Metro are working together to achieve well-connected and vibrant places for people to live, work, shop and play.
“At Landcom, we look to optimise the green corridor connections through existing neighbourhoods to celebrate and incorporate the natural environment, like the watercourse along Elizabeth Macarthur Creek, here in the Northwest,” Mr Brogden said.
“The temporary Tallawong Pocket Park, adjacent to the station, is the first of these great places, with the Bella Vista and Hills Showground community open spaces to follow later this year.
“Once the development at Tallawong is completed, this wonderful Pocket Park will be replaced by a permanent public plaza and park in excess of 3,000 square metres designed to cater for a range of recreational uses.
“The space will encourage walkability and accessibility throughout the precinct, enlivening the retail and hospitality options that will grow in the precinct over time.
Mr Brogden said that up to 11,000 new dwellings will be provided across the whole Metro Northwest Places Program from Tallawong to Epping over the next 20 to 30 years.
The residential offering will include apartments and terrace style homes with a focus on design excellence to ensure high standards of architecture and urban design, and community places for local businesses, likely to create around 20,000 new jobs.
“We will work with existing local communities, and those who may be the communities of the future, to ensure we deliver great places of which future generations can be proud,” Mr Brogden said.