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Land next to Norwest Metro, between Norwest Blvde and Brookhollow Ave, is set to be developed by Mulpha.

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The key site at Norwest adjacent to the station is owned by the NSW Government which has selected Mulpha to develop the 9,500sqm site following a tender process.

Mulpha’s vision for the site at 25-31 Brookhollow Avenue includes three multi-level towers (13 to 21 storeys high) housing business and retail (see artist’s impression) but with hopes for a community education space included in the plans.

Mulpha’s Head of Developments, Tim Spencer said the development application is targetted to be lodged with Hills Shire Council early next year.

The new development will provide 52,000 sqm of new commercial office space, short-term accommodation, and retail opportunities. It will also feature community spaces for wellness education, a public plaza, landscaping and walkways.

Tim Spencer said: “Mulpha is thrilled to have been chosen to activate this landmark development site which will be the civic gateway to and from Norwest, and an integral component of Mulpha’s broader planning vision for Norwest.

“It will be the centrepiece in delivering another step-change to the Norwest Smart City vision.

Importantly, it will be a transit-oriented commercial development that aims to increase job supply in Sydney’s northwest and set the benchmark for the next phase of Norwest’s vibrant business Centre,” he said.

“We want to create an environment that engages people and fosters the connectivity and creative energy that will underpin Norwest as a lifestyle destination and dynamic business centre in the global knowledge economy.”

The development will be complemented by extensive parklands, pedestrian paths and cycleways connecting the site to greater Norwest.

In developing the site, Mulpha will work closely with Landcom, Sydney Metro, Hills Shire Council and the State Government.

The 377 hectare Norwest Business Park is home to more than 800 businesses providing over 30,000 jobs.

Around 221 hectares consists of businesses and 122ha is residential. The projected growth, according to the company, will see over 2000 businesses, 15,000 residents and over 60,000 workers calling Norwest home.

Construction is underway on the first stage of Mulpha’s new sustainable residential development Norwest Quarter.

The zero-carbon 9-tower residential development will be one of the most ambitious in Australia in terms of sustainable practices, initiatives and design considerations.

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is supporting the Norwest Quarter development with an $80 million green loan to cut energy costs by as much as 50 percent which is being matched by an $80m green loan from ANZ.

Mulpha’s selection as the successful tenderer to develop the Norwest Metro Station site coincides with the lodgement of Mulpha’s planning proposal for the adjacent Norwest Marketown Shopping Centre.

At the moment there is a focus on cleaning up the lake and surrounds. Carp have been removed from the lake for the past week. In the first two days one and a half tonnes of carp were removed.

We want to create an environment that engages people and fosters the connectivity and creative energy that will underpin Norwest as a lifestyle destination and dynamic business centre in the global knowledge economy

Bev Jordan

Bev Jordan studied journalism at Harlow College in the UK.  She achieves a Diploma in Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Journalists. After migrating to Australia at the end of 1984, she took up a Senior Journalist position with Cumberland Newspapers, based on the Parramatta Advertiser. She has since worked on the Daily Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and was a lecturer in Journalism at Macleay College in Sydney. Bev returned to Cumberland Newspapers (NewsLocal) and worked for 30 years covering all different mastheads, including Mosman Daily, Mount Druitt Standard and finally Hills Shire Times for the last 17 of those years. Bev’s passion has always been local community journalism.  She says “As a journalist, I have always seen it as my job to inform, inspire and involve.  I am a passionate advocate for organisations and people making a difference to the world around them. Connectedness is so important to the health of an individual but also to a community, no matter how small or large.

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