Proposal to deliver jobs and new housing for Sydney's West
Property NSW today unveiled a plan to transform an under-utilised government owned site at Rydalmere into a thriving precinct with residential, community services and retail, delivering new housing and jobs for the geographic heart of Sydney.
The Concept Plan, which aligns with the Greater Sydney Commission’s draft Greater Parramatta to Olympic Peninsula vision and the Central West District Plan, was recently endorsed by City of Parramatta Council.
It proposes the rezoning of an amalgamated site at 26 Kissing Point Road and 266 Victoria Road, comprising the former Macquarie Boys High School and a Family and Community Services facility which will be progressively vacated as residents relocate to more modern accommodation.
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment issued a gateway determination for the proposed rezoning.
CEO of Property NSW, Brett Newman, said consultation will be held over the coming months to ensure the local community is informed about the proposed Concept Plan and has the opportunity to provide feedback.
“This is a significant opportunity to create new homes, jobs and community services close to Western Sydney University and the planned Parramatta Light Rail,” Mr Newman said.
“The Concept Plan seeks to preserve over three hectares of environmental habitat along Vineyard Creek and to establish a large area of open space connecting the site to the broader local network of parkland.
“The Concept Plan also proposes the development of a multi-purpose community facility within the site, the final form of which will be determined in consultation with City of Parramatta Council and the community.”
Local Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee, encourages the community to have their say when the proposal goes on public exhibition.
“This is a great opportunity for residents to get involved in the design of a vibrant new community with exceptional facilities, expanded open green-corridors and active outdoor recreational space,” Mr Lee said.
“Getting the planning right at this stage is essential to the design of Parramatta’s future communities. Communities that we all want to live in.”
Property NSW is looking at options for affordable housing on the site.
Any construction on the site will require a separate Development Application to be submitted to the City of Parramatta Council. This can only occur once the site has been rezoned.
Proceeds from the future sale of the site will be returned to Education and Family and Community Services for reinvestment in infrastructure and front line service delivery.