A Development Application for the first stage of a $1billion master planned residential proposal at Norwest will be lodged by developer Mulpha with Hills Shire Council by October this year.

The proposal for The Greens at 40 Solent Circuit was fast tracked for gazettal by the NSW Government’s Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

The Greens Planning Proposal features a series of nine high-rise towers with 864 residential apartments and 6,000m2 of retail and business space for cafes, restaurants, neighbourhood shops, as well as gym, medical, childcare and other facilities for the community.

Mulpha Developments Executive General Manager, Mr Tim Spencer said the design enabled 70 per cent of the ground plane (22,000sqm) to be converted into expansive landscape open space, within walking distance of the Norwest Metro station.

He said the impact of the landscaped space was paramount, “not just visually but we believe more importantly mental and physical health wise.”

More than 350 new trees and 10,000 other plants will be planted over the life of the project.

Mulpha has also committed to a Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) and is contributing $20.74m towards local community infrastructure including road improvements, a publicly accessible ‘urban plaza’ space on the site, upgrades to lighting and pedestrian security measures around Norwest Lake, contributions for open space, playing fields, community facilities, footpaths and cycleways. There will also be intersection improvements to Norwest Boulevard and a new signalised intersection at Solent Circuit East and Norwest Boulevard.

Mr Spencer said: “The Greens will also provide a continuous stream of work for construction workers in the medium to long term, with the first stage of 200 apartments expected to generate some 470 jobs, a small step towards supporting the State’s economic recovery.

“Mulpha has made a long-term commitment to the transformation of Norwest Business Park into a world-leading innovation, lifestyle and economic hub, encompassing all the features of a ‘Smart City’.

“The Greens is a critical piece of the vision establishing a vibrant residential town centre,” he said. Residents should be moving into the first stage of development in the first half of 2023.

Mr Spencer said Mulpha’s commitment to Norwest’s transformation integrates the development of The Greens residential precinct: redevelopment of Norwest Marketown; the redevelopment of the Circa commercial, retail and retirement precinct; and the revitalisation of Norwest’s network of walkways, cycleways and other local infrastructure.

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