Existing intersection, Waterloo and Herring Roads, Macquarie Park
The Herring Road precinct is in Ryde local government area and is at the northern end of Macquarie Park. Investigations will centre on the area suggested by Ryde Council which includes the Macquarie Shopping Centre, Macquarie University and Ivanhoe Estate.
Status: On exhibition
The Minister for Planning has announced that public feedback is being invited on a draft rezoning proposal for the Herring Road precinct.
Comments can be made until Sunday 10 August 2014. To view the exhibition documents or make a submission online, go to www.planning.nsw.gov.au/proposals
You can also have your say by taking our short 5 minute survey here.
Herring Rd Urban Activation Precinct - potential development by 2031
Community drop-in information sessions
We are holding two drop-in information sessions at the Stamford Grand, North Ryde, where you can find out more about the urban renewal proposal. You don't need to register to attend.
The sessions are on:
- Wednesday 23 July, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
- Saturday 26 July, 10am to 1pm
Precinct Support Scheme
As part of the exhibition there is also an opportunity to have your say on $5 million worth of improvements to the local area, including new tree-lined streets, parks, and better walking and cycling connections.
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.
The department has established a working group with staff from Ryde Council and key state agencies.
Community forums were held during the planning investigations. The community was consulted and provided feedback on the proposal for the precinct.