The Cherrybrook Station Precinct is centred around Cherrybrook Station on the Sydney Metro Northwest, delivering a direct connection with the Norwest and Chatswood business and entertainment districts.
The station precinct has the potential to become a vibrant local town centre with new shops and services, quality public spaces and a broad choice of housing, amenities (including car parking) and open spaces, while protecting Cherrybrook’s existing neighbourhood character.
The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces has recently announced a new approach to precinct planning in NSW. This will mean a change of approach to planning for the Cherrybrook Station Precinct.
This precinct forms part of the North West Rail Corridor Strategy led by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. This strategy is the guiding document for the precincts of Cherrybrook, Castle Hill, Hills Showground, Norwest, Bella Vista, Kellyville, Rouse Hill and Tullawong.
There is wide agreement that the most sustainable form of urban renewal is to create high-quality precincts on public transport nodes, and we are working to create these across Sydney, including in the northwest.
The Department is working with Landcom as well as Hornsby Shire and The Hills Shire Council’s, Transport for NSW, Sydney Metro and other agencies to progress planning for the Cherrybrook Station government land.
The community will play a key role in the planning process and will have the chance to have their say when a rezoning proposal for government owned land next to the station is exhibited. Any proposed rezoning of private land in the precinct by the councils would also require additional and separate consultation with the community.
Planning for the Cherrybrook Station Precinct builds on a significant body of planning for the area. This includes the North West Rail Link Corridor Strategy, Cherrybrook Station Structure Plan and North West Rail Link Corridor Strategy – Issues Paper.