A vibrant new community with improved access to the river foreshore, a range of new homes including affordable housing, a new primary school and potential river pool.
The Department of Planning and Environment has been working closely with the City of Canada Bay Council to investigate opportunities to revitalise Rhodes East. The Rhodes East area was nominated as a potential Priority Precinct by Council, and includes land on the eastern side of the rail line, within walking distance of Rhodes train station.
The Department has undertaken a range of consultation activities with the local community and other stakeholders to understand what they like about their area and how it could be improved in the coming years. This feedback was used to help inform a draft Priority Precinct Plan.
The draft Plan identifies opportunities for improving access to the Parramatta River foreshore, new pedestrian and cycle paths, shops, cafes and community facilities, a new primary school and potential river pool.
Up to 3,600 new homes would be provided, ranging from terraces to apartments, and up to 200 of these would be affordable housing, catering to essential workers such as police, teachers and child care educators.
A key feature of the draft Plan is a landscaped pedestrian bridge from the train station to McIlwaine Park, across Blaxland Road and Concord Road, improving access for walking and cycling.
In addition, the NSW Government has allocated approximately $5 million of additional funds for local infrastructure upgrades in Rhodes East through the Priority Precinct Support scheme. The funding will enable council to provide local infrastructure that will directly benefit the community, such as community facilities, foreshore enhancements and improvements to existing open space.
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The draft Precinct Plan is now out for community feedback and we want to hear from you.
Join your neighbours and tell us what you think about the draft plans and how the precinct funding could be spent by completing an online survey or making an online submission.
Submissions and feedback are open until 10 November 2017.
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