About Sydney Metro Northwest Places Program

Landcom and Sydney Metro are working together to plan new places for communities to live, work, shop and relax – with the easy convenience of Sydney Metro Northwest Stations right nearby.

These new places will develop over time, up to 10 years for some projects, but will be inviting, accessible, walkable places from day one of metro opening in 2019.

Over 10 years, the program will deliver:

  • around 11,000 new dwellings including diverse housing types for new and future residents
  • up to 350,000mof floorspace dedicated to employment in retail and commercial enterprises
  • parks and spaces for community use
  • community facilities.

About the projects

Sydney Metro Northwest Places is made up of seven projects:

  • Tallawong
  • Kellyville
  • Bella Vista
  • Norwest
  • Hills Showground
  • Castle Hill
  • Cherrybrook

The development of a site at Epping is included in the broader program.

Sydney Metro Northwest Places map


How we’ll work with others to deliver this vision

Planning for Sydney Metro Northwest Places will involve Landcom and Sydney Metro working closely with stakeholders.

Landcom and Sydney Metro will consult the Department of Planning and Environment, local councils, other government organisations, industry, businesses and local communities, to prepare studies and plans to develop program land.

Concept proposals will be finalised as part of State Significant Development Applications, which will reflect the unique character, identity and location of each site.

The Norwest Station Site

Norwest Planning Proposal lodged with The Hills Shire Council

Landcom has lodged a proposal to amend The Hills Shire Council’s Local Environmental Plan, for a 1.7 hectare site adjacent to the future Norwest Station at 33 Brookhollow Avenue, in the Norwest Business Park. The changes seek to align planning controls with the vision for vibrant new development focused on the new station.

Landcom and Sydney Metro are working together to develop an inviting, accessible, walkable place soon after the station opens in the second quarter of 2019. The Planning Proposal supports the evolution and continued success of the Norwest Business Park and the creation of over 2,500 new jobs.

We look forward to engaging further with stakeholders to ensure a coordinated approach to planning. There will be an opportunity to learn more about the Planning Proposal in 2019 during the public exhibition, which will be coordinated by the Department of Planning and Environment.

You can view the Planning Proposal on The Hills Shire Council website by searching for Application Number 6/2019/PLP.

About Hills Showground Project


Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified developers to deliver a mixed use local centre next to the future Hills Showground Station closed on 16 July 2018.

The site at 1 - 5 Carrington Road, Castle Hill is the first within the Hills Showground Project. The broader project will see potential for an estimated 1,600 - 1900 dwellings and 10,000m2 of retail, commercial and spaces for community use.

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About Tallawong Project

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We’ve lodged a concept State Significant Development Application with the Department of Planning and Environment for Tallawong Station Precinct South: 75 and 81 Schofields Road and 38 Cudgegong Road, Rouse Hill.

The objective of the proposal is to deliver an attractive, inviting and well-designed place for future communities to live and work, with the easy convenience of the metro right nearby.

 The proposal seeks approval for:

  • up to 16 buildings with heights ranging from two to eight storeys
  • a village park
  • up to 1,100 residential dwellings
  • commercial, retail and community uses.

Download Tallawong Project map.

Read the summary of the proposal for Tallawong Station Precinct South

The Department placed the application on public exhibition for four weeks from 12 July until 9 August 2018. 

The Department will review our Response to Submissions report as part of its final assessment before the Minister makes a determination. 

The Epping development site

240 - 244 Beecroft Road, Epping was acquired by Transport for NSW (now Sydney Metro) in 2012 for construction of the Sydney Metro Northwest tunnel and services facility for metro operations.

Once construction of the Sydney Metro Northwest works are complete, the remainder of the site can be developed into housing for future communities. This is consistent with zoning for the site for residential uses.

Further to early consultation with stakeholders, including a doorknock of neighbours in November 2017, we’ll continue to consult with City of Parramatta Council, Department of Planning and Environment and other key stakeholders to finalise plans for this site.

About Cherrybrook Project

We’re leading detailed planning for the 3.5 hectare site at Cherrybrook, immediately adjoining Cherrybrook Station.

Our vision for the project is for an inviting, welcoming place that provides a range of housing choices, open spaces for community activity, spaces for businesses and community facilities, and easy access to new metro services.

We’ll work with a range of stakeholders, including the community, the Department of Planning and Environment, local councils, and businesses to ensure a coordinated approach to planning.

What the program will deliver

What the program will deliver

The Sydney Metro Northwest Places program will facilitate:

  • early activation around stations to provide safe and vibrant spaces for metro customers and local communities to use when metro services commence
  • mixed use areas that are active and walkable, and that capitalise on the fast and frequent connections provided by the new metro system
  • attractive and well-designed public spaces and buildings
  • creative, affordable and diverse housing solutions
  • infrastructure to support the long term growth of the corridor
  • strong local economies by attracting long term investment and a diverse range of jobs.

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If you have any questions about the Sydney Metro Northwest Places, please contact us on:

Phone: 1800 712 292 
Email: SydneyMetroNorthwest@landcom.nsw.gov.au