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 accommodate a new westbound off-ramp from the M4 Motorway at Hill Road, the proposed Parramatta Light Rail (Stage 2) and to respond to the revised Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030.
To implement the revised Master Plan, it is proposed to amend the Auburn Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2010 and Carter Street Precinct Development Control Plan (DCP) 2016. The proposed amendments to the LEP (Explanation of Intended Effect) and DCP are on public exhibition with the draft revised Master Plan.
Roads and Maritime Services is continuing to progress the proposed M4 Motorway westbound off ramp. Visit the Roads and Maritime Services website for more information.
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.
The M4 Motorway westbound off ramp and the future widening 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Any building more than 42 metres or valued at more than $100 million will need to undergo a design competition to demonstrate design excellence.
Page last updated: 15/10/2019