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Departmental Media Release

Macquarie Park Strategic Investigation

  • Date: 04.02.2016
  • Type: Departmental Media Release
  • Author: Department of Planning and Environment

Members of the public are invited to have their say on the future of Macquarie Park, and help investigate opportunities to revitalise the area.

 

The NSW Government announced late last year that an investigation would be run into ways Macquarie Park’s role as a major commercial centre can be enhanced.

 

An information session will be held on Wednesday, 3 March for Macquarie Park business owners to learn more about future revitalisation options.

 

An information session for residents will be held on Monday 14 March.

 

Member for Ryde Victor Dominello encouraged business owners and the community to take part in the sessions.

 

“We want to engage with the public to see how we can better make the area work for them,” Mr Dominello said.

 

“We want to make sure business owners and nearby residents reap the benefits of rejuvenating the area, including through improved infrastructure, transport, public facilities and green space.”

 

An online survey will shortly be available asking locals what they like about the area and what could be improved.

 

The investigation will include an assessment of the infrastructure needed to support the area into the future, including improvements to roads, public space and community facilities.

 

The Department of Planning and Environment will be working with the Education Department to investigate any potential schools needed for the area.

 

A Special Infrastructure Contribution will be considered as a potential option to fund new infrastructure.

 

The Macquarie Park investigation area includes land within walking distance of train stations at Macquarie Park, Macquarie University and North Ryde.

 

The Macquarie University Station Priority Precinct is nearby, as is the North Ryde Station Precinct.

 

The area is the second largest business zone in NSW and was identified as a Strategic Centre in ‘A Plan for Growing Sydney’, the blueprint for making Sydney a leading global city

 

It forms part of the Global Economic Corridor, with industries including medical research, pharmaceutical and Information Technology on its doorstep.

 

To register for the information sessions or take part in the survey visit the Macquarie Park page.

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