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Welcome to Schofields

Schofields

Landcom is embracing the challenges that limit housing diversity and affordability through projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to its delivery.

The Schofields project is part of this innovation and will showcase the “missing middle” housing typologies that reflect the changing needs of our diverse communities including single people, retirees, couples with and without children, extended families and downsizers. Landcom will use this site to deliver a residential precinct offering housing diversity.

Located in Sydney’s North West makes the Schofields project ideal to also demonstrate the need for more liveable green streets that address the climatic effects of urban heat island. It will deliver a significant increase in green canopy compared with more traditional developments. The project also seeks to reinvent the road reserve with a focus on verges and landscaping that provides a cool, green and comfortable streetscape creating places for informal social interactions and incidental play. These become places where communities engage, are socially connected and gain a greater sense of belonging.

Have your say

The Development Application is now available on Blacktown City Council's website. Submissions close on 12 February 2020 at 11:59pm

Facts at a glance

  • Location

    Located on Burdekin Road Schofields, less than 1 kilometre from Schofields Railway Station

  • Project area

    4ha site

  • Local government area

    Blacktown City Council

  • Proposed residential dwellings

    Around 143 dwellings (subject to final design approval)

  • Public open space

    Reinventing the road reserve as informal places where communities engage and gain a greater sense of belonging.

About the project

The project demonstrates good design, diversity and liveability within the existing planning controls governing the Growth Centres.

It will showcase the “missing middle” typologies that reflect the changing needs of our diverse communities. These typologies include terraces, attached dwellings, manor homes and innovative compact housing types.

  • The Schofields project will deliver cool, green and liveable streets that promote social interaction and incidental play. These become places where communities engage and gain a greater sense of belonging.
  • The Schofields precinct will deliver a significant increase in the green canopy compared with more traditional developments. The green canopy makes a meaningful contribution to the challenges of the urban heat island and micro climatic effects of western Sydney.
  • Modelling indicates the Schofields project will deliver 20% less hardstand and 20% more green verge compared to the typical standard development approach.
  • Landscaping that improves the shade and comfort within the street and increasing the green canopy contributes strongly to address the impacts of urban heat island. It also provides more opportunities for social connectedness with “liveable streets” that are safe and comfortable for all ages to enjoy.

Housing Affordability and Diversity Industry Event

On 28 November 2019, Landcom hosted an industry event to announce upcoming partnership opportunities for housing affordability and diversity projects.

Timeline

 

 

1

2019

DA Lodged Q3

2

2020

Estimated DA approval Q2

3

2020

Estimated date for development works to commence Q3

4

2021

Estimated date of dwelling commencement Q2