The local community is encouraged to have their say on an exciting 20-year vision to transform Telopea with new homes and a vibrant new town centre.
The proposal sets out the vision for the revitalisation of the area that will include improved open spaces, a potential new town centre, a community centre, shops, and services over the next two decades.
Brendan Nelson, Deputy Secretary for Growth, Design and Programs at the Department of Planning and Environment, said community feedback will help guide development and encouraged residents to attend the upcoming information sessions.
“This rezoning will transform Telopea with a new town centre alongside the Parramatta Light Rail and new social, affordable and private homes, quality open space and community infrastructure,” Mr Nelson said.
“The Department is working closely with NSW Land and Housing Corporation, City of Parramatta Council and the local community to turn this vision for a new vibrant and cohesive community into a reality.
“We encourage the community to attend the drop-in sessions and ask our expert planners questions about the draft precinct plans.
“We also want residents to let us know how they would like the $5 million in funding from the Precinct Support Scheme spent on new or upgraded infrastructure in Telopea, including parks and streetscape improvements.”
The sessions will be held at:
- Dundas Area Neighbourhood Centre on Friday 27 October between 10.30am-2.30pm and Saturday 18 November between 9.30am-12.30pm
- Telopea Christian Centre on Thursday 9 November between 4.30pm-7.30pm.
Community feedback will be taken into consideration before the Department makes a recommendation to the Minister for Planning about the proposed rezoning of the Telopea Stage 1 area. The proposal will be on exhibition until 24 November 2017.