Sydney Metro Northwest Places Program
About Sydney Metro Northwest Places Program
Landcom and Sydney Metro are working together to plan new places for communities to live, work, shop and play – with the easy convenience of Sydney Metro Northwest Stations right nearby.
Across the program, these places will provide:
- a range of housing choices
- walkable places with great access to great transport
- sustainable places for current and future communities.
These places will develop over time, up to 10 years for some projects, but will be inviting, accessible, walkable places from day one.
The vision for Sydney Metro Northwest Places is for:
a range of housing choices
- for people at different life stages
- a minimum 5% Affordable Housing across the program
spaces for businesses, workplaces and community facilities
- jobs close to home
- to support strong local economies
- creating thriving local centres
walkable places with great access to great transport
- open street networks and paths connecting places to stations
- connected to existing paths and cycleways
sustainable places for current and future communities
- open spaces for communities to enjoy
- environmentally sustainable principles such as water and energy efficient design
- well-designed public spaces and buildings that demonstrate design excellence
*Image is an artist’s impression, subject to change and final approvals.
Landcom is the master developer for land owned by Sydney Metro around new Sydney Metro Northwest stations. As master developer, we’re leading studies to support planning for project sites, working with local councils, Department of Planning and Environment, other government agencies, local businesses and communities to shape plans for projects.
We’ll partner with the private sector to deliver projects across the program.
As part of our commitment to deliver inviting, welcoming and engaging local public spaces close to new Sydney Metro Northwest Stations, we'll deliver:
- large-scale public art projects across site hoardings at Tallawong, Kellyville, Bella Vista, Hills Showground and Cherrybrook
- temporary public spaces opposite a number of metro stations
from the second half of 2019.
We are the NSW Government’s land and property development organisation.
We are a State Owned Corporation working with government and the private and not-for-profit sectors to deliver exemplary housing projects that provide social and economic benefits to the people of NSW.
Our mission is to create more affordable and sustainable communities.
We aim to create innovative and productive places that demonstrate global standards of liveability, resilience, inclusion, affordability and environmental quality.
About Sydney Metro Northwest
The NSW Government is currently delivering Sydney Metro, Australia’s biggest public transport project. The first stage is Sydney Metro Northwest. When metro services start in mid 2019, customers won’t need timetables — they’ll just turn up and go with a service arriving every four minutes in the peak.
We're committed to delivering inviting, welcoming and engaging local public spaces close to new Sydney Metro Northwest Stations.
From the second half of 2019, we'll deliver:
Large-scale artworks across site hoardings at Tallawong, Kellyville, Bella Vista, Hills Showground and Cherrybrook.
Local spaces where you can meet friends, enjoy shade or take time out from your day.
These new local spaces close to a number of metro stations will be in place whilst surrounding housing and spaces for business and community use are being delivered by our development partners. Some of these spaces will move to nearby locations in the coming years, and we'll let you know before any of these changes happen.
Events and activities for local communities and businesses to enjoy these new spaces.
Close to The Ponds and within two kilometres of Rouse Hill Town Centre, the Tallawong Project will provide a range of housing to meet the needs of different people at different life stages.
Stage one: Tallawong Station Precinct South
The Tallawong Project is made up of a number of smaller places or precincts. The first place we’re planning is Tallawong Station Precinct South.
The vision for Tallawong Station Precinct South is for an active, walkable town centre, with places to live and work, with a village park and metro station as its focus.
We lodged a concept State Significant Development Application (SSDA) with Department of Planning in July 2018, seeking approval for:
- 16 buildings between two to eight storeys
- a village park
- up to 1,100 residential dwellings
- a minimum 5% Affordable Housing
- commercial, retail and community uses.
In March 2018, we held a community information and feedback session to provide an update on planning for the site and to seek feedback on issues for us to consider as part of finalising a concept SSDA for the site.
At this session, we heard about the importance of:
- open spaces
- spaces for community use
- connecting planned shared paths with existing shared paths
- minimising potential traffic impacts.
In response to this feedback, the concept included spaces that could be used for community uses, a village park, connected shared paths and easy access to the station to reduce possible car use by future residents.
During public exhibition of the concept SSDA between 12 July and 9 August 2018, we received 12 submissions from government agencies and 20 submissions from community members. Key issues raised by the community included:
- traffic and parking impacts
- change of character due to building heights
- impact on existing roads and other services.
We refined the concept proposal to address a number of issues raised during the public exhibition, by:
- increasing the village park by more than 500m2
- relocating the retail plaza to increase daylight to the plaza.
We’re in early planning phases for these projects, and are looking at opportunities to masterplan both projects to ensure a walkable, inviting, local centre for new and future communities.
The Kellyville Project is close to Elizabeth Macarthur Creek, and will provide a new local centre for current and future communities, including diverse housing and spaces for businesses.
The Bella Vista Project is close to the established Bella Vista Waters and Norwest Business Park, and will provide housing and spaces for communities and businesses.
At the heart of the established Norwest Business Park and next to Norwest Station, the Norwest Station site will provide spaces for A-grade corporate offices, commercial strata units, hotels, serviced apartments or co-working facilities.
Norwest Planning Proposal lodged with The Hills Shire Council
We lodged a Planning Proposal with The Hills Shire Council to support an amendment to The Hills’ Local Environment Plan (LEP) 2012, to enable development of a diverse employment centre directly surrounding the new Norwest Station at 33 Brookhollow Avenue, Baulkham Hills.
Specific site uses, including the mix of commercial and other uses, will be finalised during future detailed Development Application stages.
We anticipate exhibition of the Planning Proposal by the Department of Planning in late 2019, and there will be an opportunity for local community and businesses to meet the project team, ask questions and provide feedback on the proposal directly to the Department.
You can view the Planning Proposal on The Hills Shire Council website by searching for Application Number 6/2019/PLP.
Close to Cattai Creek and historic Castle Hill Showground, Hills Showground Project will provide housing and open spaces for communities.
We’re in early planning phases for Hills Showground Project and are looking at opportunities to deliver a vibrant urban centre, nearly two hectares of parks and new open spaces and a mix of housing choice to meet the needs of people at different life stages.
We’re leading detailed planning for the Sydney Metro owned land around 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.
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. 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.
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