The Department has worked closely with Parramatta and Hornsby councils, and the local community to identify opportunities to revitalise the area and provide for new public spaces, shops, cafes, jobs and homes.
Feedback from the community has played an important part in developing the plans for the precinct. Consultation from April 2013 to March 2014 included:
The rezoning proposal for the Epping Town Centre Priority Precinct was finalised in March 2014.
Key features of the plan include:
In October 2012, the NSW Government endorsed the Epping Town Centre as a Priority Precinct. This followed the announcement of the construction of the North West Rail Link (now Sydney Metro Northwest), and the release of the 2011 Epping Town Centre Study.
The rezoning is supported by the $550 million Hills M2 upgrade that has been recently completed, and the $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest due for completion in 2019. Local intersection upgrades are also being delivered to improve pinch points in the town centre.Epping railway station already provides good access to many employment and education destinations across Sydney and this will be further improved when the Sydney Metro Northwest is completed.
Page last updated: 02/08/2017