Existing intersection, Waterloo and Herring Roads, Macquarie Park
The Herring Road precinct is in the Ryde local government area and is at the northern end of Macquarie Park. Investigations center on the area suggested by Ryde Council which includes the Macquarie Shopping Centre, Macquarie University and Ivanhoe Estate. These areas have the potential to increase local housing supply and deliver up to 2,400 new homes by 2021 and up to 5,400 by 2031.
A vision has been prepared to illustrate how the area could evolve over the next 10 to 20 years. Changes to the land use zonings, building heights and densities are proposed that will encourage new investment and development of housing, commercial, retail, education and recreation areas. New connecting streets, footpaths and cycleways are proposed, which aim to make it easier for people to move around the area. New and improved parks, creek corridors and public spaces that improve the amenity of the precinct are also proposed.
If approved, the proposal is to rezone the Ryde precinct by amending the Ryde Local Environmental Plan 2014.
Herring Rd Urban Activation Precinct - potential development by 2031
Reason for precinct selection
Renewal of this area will provide housing and employment close to transport to help meet Sydney's growth needs. It maximises the use of existing infrastructure, particularly Macquarie University Station. There is existing market demand for new housing and employment in this area.
Investigation of the precinct will also take forward work started by the Macquarie Park Taskforce to examine opportunities to redevelop government lands within Macquarie Park.
Map showing precinct boundary
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The precinct will provide opportunities for living close to retail, employment and education. It will make maximum use of existing transport infrastructure, in particular Macquarie Park Station and bus services which provide convenient access to Chatswood and Sydney CBD.
The precinct could also provide a vibrant town around the Macquarie University Station with high quality public spaces, new retail opportunities and improved connectivity to transport.
Stakeholder consultation and next steps following the exhibition of the proposal
The department has established a working group with staff from Ryde Council and key state agencies.
Community forums were held during the planning investigations and public exhibition. The community has been consulted and provided feedback on the proposal for the precinct.
The department is now reviewing all submissions and a finalisation report is being prepared with a recommendation to the Minister of Planning.