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Ministerial Media Release

New Community Gets The Green Light In Sydney's North West

  • Date: 14.12.2017
  • Type: Ministerial Media Release
  • Author: The Hon. Anthony Roberts, Minister for Planning and Housing

The NSW Government today announced the rezoning of part of the Vineyard precinct that will create a dynamic new community with shops, cafes and substantial green open space in Sydney’s north-west.


Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said the new community would benefit from a proposed new primary school and 27 hectares of open space that will include parks and bicycle and pedestrian paths along waterways, as well as places for organised sport, including four sports ovals.


“Stage 1 of planning for this new community will ensure the local character of the area is preserved including the views, creeks and vegetation. The natural environmental heritage of the area will be respected and new homes will be close to open space with views of parklands,” Mr Roberts said.


“A central green spine along the Killarney Chain of Ponds will offer residents the chance to get active in the great outdoors with views to the stunning Blue Mountains.


“A vibrant village centre will be at the heart of this new community which will have shops, restaurants, cafes and community facilities. There will be a variety of homes near the village centre to suit different budgets and life stages.”


The Department of Planning and Environment has been working closely with Transport for NSW, Roads and Maritime Services, Hawkesbury City Council, landowners and the community throughout the development of the plan for the Vineyard precinct.


Member for Hawkesbury, Dominic Perrottet, welcomed the rezoning, saying the new community will also benefit from being on the doorstep of the $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest rail corridor.


“We want northwest Sydney to continue to thrive and what we’ll see with this new community hub is more jobs close to home, easy access to transport and green spaces for families to enjoy,” Mr Perrottet said.


“This Government is spending a record $80.1 billion in infrastructure over the next four years, including on schools, hospitals, roads and public transport to support new communities like this one.”


Just a stone’s throw from the new Metro Northwest stations, this new neighbourhood will have easy access to transport to the employment hubs at Norwest Business Park, Macquarie Park and Marsden Park.


The rezoning of stage 1 will see a boost of 2,300 new homes in a mix of housing types including standalone homes and terrace-style housing.


The Department continues to work closely with utility agencies to ensure that essential water, sewer and electricity services are available as the land is developed and homes are built.


The Vineyard Stage 1 Precinct Plan was exhibited from 12 December 2016 to 28 February 2017.


For more information go to Planned Precincts and Growth Areas for Vineyard.


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