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Welcome to Riverstone

Riverstone Scheduled Lands - Precinct A (Stages 1-3)

A new era for scheduled lands

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Landcom is coordinating the delivery of the Riverstone Scheduled Lands Development Plan Precinct A (Stages 1-3) on behalf of around 50 landowner groups.

Covering about 16ha, the Riverstone Scheduled Lands Precinct A (Stage 1-3) consists of about 300 residential lots. While much of the Riverstone Scheduled Lands has been rezoned to allow for residential development, the land has not been developed due to the lack of infrastructure such as roads, drainage, water, sewer and electricity.

We are transforming Precinct A (Stages 1-3), on behalf of landowners, through the application of the 2013 NSW Paper Subdivisions legislation.

This project is aligned with our broader strategic goals of:

  • increasing housing affordability supply and diversity
  • leading partnerships to unlock development opportunities and improve project delivery
  • continuing to demonstrate our excellence in sustainable development and planning practice.

The Minister for Planning has asked Landcom to investigate possible development for the remainder of the Riverstone Scheduled Lands, including Precinct A (Stages 4-5), Precinct B and Precinct C. We have commenced preliminary investigations, however, we currently have no role beyond these investigations and there is no timetable for development of lots outside Precinct A (Stages 1-3).

Facts at a glance

  • Location

    Riverstone

  • Project area

    16ha

  • Local government area

    Blacktown

  • Proposed residential dwellings

    Approximately 300

  • New residents

    Approximately 500

  • Delivery timing

    2021

About the project

In March 2016, the majority of Precinct A (Stages 1-3) landowners voted in favour of the Riverstone Scheduled Lands Development Plan and in November 2016 the NSW Minister for Planning issued a Subdivision Order to allow Landcom, as the Relevant Authority, to implement the Development Plan.

As the Relevant Authority, Landcom is responsible for the delivery of the Riverstone Scheduled Lands Development Plan Precinct A (Stages 1-3).

This is a unique project with the majority of the development lots held by private landowners. Blacktown City Council and the State Government also own land across Riverstone Scheduled Lands, mostly zoned for conservation.

We are managing the provision of infrastructures such as roads, drainage, water, sewer, gas and electricity.

Once complete, the Riverstone Lands Precinct A (Stages 1-3) project will deliver:

  • essential infrastructure
  • subdivided land with a mix of lot sizes
  • all costs recouped through contributions from landowners
  • a successful application of the legislative process to unlock paper subdivision land
  • approximately 300 residential lots to address housing demand
  • conservation areas retained in accordance with zoning.

For more information on the paper subdivision development process please visit the FAQ and Publications

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Current works

Works in Stage A1 are nearing completion and registration is anticipated in early 2020. 

Works in Stages A2 and A3 are continuing, with registration anticipated in early 2021.

There is currently no timetable for development of lots outside Precinct A (Stages 1-3).

Find out about land for sale.

New factsheet about selling land at Riverstone Scheduled Lands

We want local real estate agents, solicitors, conveyancers, landholders and prospective purchasers to know how the Riverstone Scheduled Lands Precinct A (Stages 1-3) project affects property transactions.

Precinct A (Stages 1-3) development consents

The development consents including drawings can be downloaded below. These documents are current as at January 2020 and are subject to the following disclaimer.

People intending to rely on these documents should obtain their own independent professional advice. Landcom will not be held liable for any loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of relying on any part of these documents. People who use, rely or make reference to these documents will do so at their own risk and are deemed to have agreed to this disclaimer.

Downloads:

Timeline

1

2016

November - Subdivision Order gazetted to establish Landcom as Relevant Authority to deliver Development Plan

March - ballot held where majority of landowners voted in favour of the Development Plan

Early 2016 - Landcom manages design and engineering consultants to prepare the Development Plan

2

2017

November - Development Application for Stage A1 and A3 approved by Council

November - Stage A2 and A3 landowners pay monetary contribution to fund development works

June - Stage A2 Development Application lodged with Blacktown City Council

March - Stage A1 landowners pay monetary contribution to fund development works

March - Development Applications for Stages A1 and A3 lodged with Blacktown City Council

November 2016 - February 2017 - landowners entered into Voluntary Contribution Agreements with Landcom

3

2018

December - Development Application for Stage A2 approved by Council

May - Construction Certificate for Stage A1 approved by Council

January - Stage A1 and A3 demolition and remediation works commenced

4

2019

December - Stage A1 construction works nearing completion

September - first sales release of Land Trade lots in Stage A1 being sold by Landcom

August - Construction Certificate for Stage A3 approved by Council

Early 2019 - Stage A2 demolition works commenced

5

2020 and beyond

Project costs will be reconciled following registration of the Subdivision Plans for all three stages. Where applicable surplus will be redistributed to landowners

Early 2021 - anticipated registration of Stage A2 Subdivision Plan and new titles issued to landowners.

Early 2021 - anticipated registration of Stage A3 Subdivision Plan and new titles issued to landowners

Mid 2020 – commence bulk earthworks and subdivision works for Stage A2

April/May - anticipated registration of Stage A1 Subdivision Plan and new titles issued to landowners

Early 2020 - anticipated Construction Certificate approval for Stage A2 by Council

January - Stage A1 construction works to be completed

Our approach

Affordability supply and diversity

The development of Precinct A (Stages 1-3) is unlocking around 300 new lots in Riverstone with a mix of lots sizes.

Successful partnerships

To help facilitate the Riverstone Schedule Lands development we have held information sessions with landowner groups where we’ve discussed the voluntary contributions agreement (VCA) and the Development Plan for the development of their lots. We continue to engage the local community and inform local residents about development progress.

Landcom will continue its commitment to meaningful participation with organisations, people and groups who have a stake in the future of Riverstone.

Under a Subdivision Order, Landcom is the 'Relevant Authority' for the subdivision and servicing of Precinct A (Stages 1-3) of Riverstone Scheduled Lands.

This is the first application of the process to develop paper subdivision land and Landcom is honoured by the trust of landowners to deliver this development on their behalf. We continue to engage Precinct A (Stage 1-3) landowners about their obligations under the voluntary contributions agreement, and inform landowners and local residents about development progress.

Sustainability leadership

Our sustainability initiatives at Riverstone Precinct A (Stages 1-3) include:

  • extensive remediation of contaminated land
  • conservation areas retained in accordance with zoning
  • application of the paper subdivisions legislation: process that allows many individual landowners to develop together.

Get in touch

Contact us on 1800 238 321 or riverstone@landcom.nsw.gov.au if you have any questions.

Interpreter Symbol text jpgIf you require the services of an interpreter, please contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask them to call Landcom on 1800 238 321. The interpreter will then assist you with the translation.

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