To fast-track the building of new homes close to transport and services Cherrybrook has been identified as a priority precinct earmarked for growth and revitalisation.
Brendan O’Brien, Executive Director, Urban Renewal at the Department of Planning and Environment said the expansion of priority precincts to include more areas across Sydney will mean thousands more homes will be delivered creating vibrant communities that are supported by transport and key infrastructure.
“These new priority precincts will provide the necessary boost to housing supply by accelerating the rezoning process to allow for more modern, diverse housing developments to be built,” Mr O’Brien said.
“We are working closely with councils, state agencies and residents to solve problems and build communities that make sure people of all ages have a variety of housing choice close to transport, shops and jobs and with sufficient open space.
Cherrybrook has been identified as a priority precinct as it offers the opportunity to provide more homes close to jobs and services. The new metro station as part of the Metro Sydney Northwest corridor and new town centre will help unlock the potential of this area.
“Investigations are still in the early stages but will build on the work already underway by UrbanGrowth NSW and the local councils. They will focus on delivering a new town centre on approximately 5 hectares of government land adjacent to the new metro station, supported by a range of housing across the precinct,” Mr O’Brien said.
“We want to ensure good design and that these precincts are sustainable, adaptable, connected and are safe and comfortable places.”
Future priority precinct investigations will include a review of essential infrastructure such as roads, schools and parks. Funding frameworks for infrastructure will be considered before any rezoning decisions are made.
The expansion of priority precincts is part of the NSW Government’s comprehensive Housing Affordability package which will support first homebuyers by boosting housing supply and delivering infrastructure to support growing communities across the state.
The Department of Planning and Environment is encouraging residents to have their say about what they value about your area, what works well and what could be improved.
A drop-in information session to find out about the planning process is being held for this precinct at Gumnut Community Centre, 144 New Line Rd, Cherrybrook, on Wednesday 28 June from 5pm-8pm. The community is encouraged to participate in an online survey at the event or online at www.planning.nsw.gov.au