Welcome to the November edition of Property Western Sydney.
Our series of member briefings is continuing, and I’d like to thank Jennifer Concato of City of Parramatta Council, Andrew Jackson of the Western Sydney Planning Partnership and Simon Manoski of Canterbury Bankstown Council for presenting to our members on their vision for their parts of our region. Stay tuned for upcoming member briefings on the Hawkesbury and Penrith Local Strategic Planning Statements and our Western Sydney Airport site tour.
Since our last edition, several key infrastructure projects have proceeded to the next step:
- The Environmental Impact Statement for the new M12 Motorway is on public exhibition.
- Proposed upgrades to the Hoxton Park Road, the first component of Liverpool’s Fifteenth Avenue Smart Transit (FAST) Corridor is on public exhibition.
- Specific locations for stations along the Sydney Metro West corridor have been announced.
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EIS released for Western Sydney’s new M12 Motorway
The Property Council of Australia is welcoming the release of the Environmental Impact Statement for the M12 Motorway project, a proposed 16-kilometre motorway connection between the M7 and Northern Road for the purposes of facilitating access to Western Sydney Airport.
“The M12 is more than just a road to the airport – it’s the east-west spine for the aerotropolis precinct and an important step in unlocking the employment generating capacity of Western Sydney.” Ross Grove, the Property Council’s Western Sydney Regional Director said today.
“Progress toward the M12 is another successful step in the delivery of the Western Sydney City Deal – a written agreement between the federal government, state government and eight local councils.
“The delivery of a well-connected, well-supported city in the vast expanse between Penrith and Liverpool requires the co-operation and inclusion of every stakeholder along the way.
“The Property Council was a pioneer in supporting the introduction of city deals to Australia - input from the private sector is crucial to ensuring the target of 200,000 jobs for the aerotropolis is met over the next 20 years.”
The Environmental Impact Statement is on public exhibition until 18 November 2019 and submissions can be lodged via the Major Project’s section of the NSW Government’s Planning Portal. Roads and Maritime Services is hosting community information sessions across Kemps Creek and Luddenham.
New station sites identified for Sydney Metro West
The NSW Government has identified specific locations for several new stops for the Sydney Metro West. This project will alleviate congestion on the Western Rail Line between Sydney and Parramatta, in addition to unlocking new growth, housing and employment opportunities along the corridor.
The new stops include:
Westmead: The proposed Westmead metro station would be located on the eastern side of Hawkesbury Road, south of the existing Westmead Station. The station would have one entrance on Hawkesbury Road.
Parramatta: The proposed Parramatta metro station would be on the block bounded by George, Macquarie, Church and Smith streets with an entrance on Horwood Place.
Sydney Olympic Park: The proposed Sydney Olympic Park metro station would be located to the south of the existing Olympic Park Station. The station would sit to the east of Olympic Boulevard with the main station entrances between Herb Elliott Avenue and Figtree Drive, and off Dawn Fraser Avenue.
North Strathfield: The proposed North Strathfield metro station would be adjacent to the existing North Strathfield Station. New metro platforms would sit alongside the existing station and entry to the station would be from a new entrance on Queen Street.
Burwood North: The proposed Burwood North Station would be located at the corner of Burwood and Parramatta Roads, with entrances on both the north and south sides of Parramatta Road.
Five Dock: The proposed Five Dock Station would be located off Great North Road, between East Street and then at the corner of Second Avenue and Waterview Street. The station entrance would be located at Fred Kelly Place off Great North Road.
The Bays Precinct: The proposed Bays Station would be located between Glebe Island and White Bay Power Station with an entrance to the south of White Bay. It would provide direct access to the proposed future Bays Waterfront Promenade, which would run north to south along White Bay.
Sydney CBD: The location of the proposed Sydney CBD Station will be determined following further investigations and community and stakeholder engagement.
Stops at Rydalmere and Pyrmont are the subject of further investigation.
The Property Council is calling for the accelerated masterplanning of precincts surrounding each new station in order to maximise the productivity and lifestyle benefits of the new infrastructure.
L-R Stephen Bali MP with Blacktown Mayor Tony Bleasdale and Deputy Mayor Julie Griffiths.
Blacktown City Council has elected Tony Bleasdale to the position of Mayor, succeeding Stephen Bali in thole following his re-election as State Member for Blacktown. Councillor Julie Grissiths has been elected Deputy Mayor.
Simon Manoski, Council’s Director of Planning briefed Property Council members on the ambitions of Connective City 2036 – the council’s draft Local Strategic Planning Statement. In addition to the LSPS, there are several other documents and strategies out for consultation:
- Livable Housing Options Discussion Paper closes 15 November
- Draft Economic Development Strategic Plan 2020-2025 closes 14 November
- A minor ward boundary amendment closes 6 November
The Camden Region Economic Taskforce is hosting a breakfast with Sam Sangster of the Western City and Aerotropolis Authority on Thursday 14 November.
Cumberland Council has a Draft Cumberland Local Infrastructure Contributions Plan on pubic exhibition until 6 November. This will be the first uniform plan for the merged entity.
Hawkesbury City Council is presenting its draft Local Strategic Planning Statement to a Property Council member briefing on 11 November.
Public exhibition of the City of Parramatta draft Local Strategic Planning Statement and Local Housing Strategy closes 11 November.
A rescission motion on the Parramatta CBD Planning Proposal, spanning the outer northern and southern limits of the Parramatta CBD, is set to go to a council meeting scheduled for 11 November.
Penrith City Council is presenting its draft Local Strategic Planning Statement to a Property Council member briefing on 11 November.
The Council has also taken plans for a new “City Park” at the heart of the Penrith town centre to the community for consultation.
The Hills Shire Council
Council has endorsed its Local Strategic Planning statement Hills Future 2036 following public exhibition.