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The draft revised Master Plan for the Carter Street Precinct proposes a new high–quality village centre, including proposed light rail, better located primary school, more open space, more integrated pathways and cycleways, a widened Hill Road, and better design standards are the key features, of the revitalised plan for the Carter Street Precinct.


The Carter Street Precinct was rezoned in November 2015 for up to 5,500 dwellings, a new village centre, a site for a new primary school and new public open space. The precinct is currently transitioning from an industrial area.


The Department has undertaken a review of the master plan and existing planning controls for the precinct.


To implement the revised Master Plan, it is proposed to amend the Auburn Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2010.


Key changes include:

  • A relocated proposed primary school site adjacent to the central public open space and the village centre
  • A revised built form and public domain strategy with new design excellence provisions
  • An increase to the public open space in the precinct including an expanded central public open space of 3.4 hectares
  • Improved connections and access for pedestrians and cyclists.


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The plan highlights

We have worked closely with the City of Parramatta Council, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Roads and Maritime Services, the Department of Education and Transport for NSW in preparing the draft revised Carter Street Master Plan and planning controls.


Improved access to the Carter Street Precinct and Sydney Olympic Park

Improved connection to the M4 Motorway and upgrade of Hill Road will provide improved access to the precinct, Sydney Olympic Park and Wentworth Point. We are also planning for improved pedestrian and cycle paths to improve access within the precinct and to the regional network.


The precinct will also benefit from a proposed light rail stop, as part of Parramatta Light Rail (Stage 2).


More public open space

The precinct is currently transitioning from an industrial area. More than five hectares of public open space is proposed in the precinct equivalent to about five football fields. We are proposing a new and upgraded public open spaces, including a central park of 3.4 hectares that includes the potential for multi-use sports fields, a foreshore reserve along Haslams Creek and a range of pocket parks across the precinct.


A convenient location for the proposed primary school

The proposed primary school site has been relocated to adjoin the central public open space to be closer to quality open space and the village centre. The Department of Education opened in 2018 a new primary school in Wentworth Point and is proposing a new high school in Sydney Olympic Park.


A village centre

The village centre will offer convenient access to shops, offices and commercial spaces and a community facility. In addition, the village centre will benefit from the potential future light rail stop on Uhrig Road, as part of the preferred route of Parramatta Light Rail (Stage 2), which will provide direct access to Sydney Olympic Park.


More jobs opportunities

An existing business and technology park of about 13 hectares is being retained along the M4 Motorway corridor for corporate offices and light industry. There will also be new retail and employment opportunities in the new village centre around Uhrig Road and the proposed light rail stop.


The local community in the Carter Street Precinct will also benefit from a wide range of jobs in Sydney Olympic Park and the Parramatta CBD, which will be easily accessed by the proposed extension of Parramatta Light Rail into the precinct.


A commitment to high–quality building design

The revised master plan and planning controls provide greater height variation across the precinct and includes more slender towers to reduce overshadowing, improve views and provide more interesting and attractive design.


Submissions made for the Carter Street draft revised Master Plan

The  draft revised Master Plan and planning controls for the Carter Street Precinct was on exhibition from 7.9.18 and concluded 26.10.18. You can view the submissions at our plans policies website:

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Page last updated: 12/11/2019