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Glenfield is set to become South West Sydney’s premier regional sporting and education destination.

 

Glenfield’s heritage will be protected and enhanced, with existing schools retained and with investment in the future of Hurlstone Agricultural High School to continue a strong legacy of contribution to agricultural education.

 

The precincts between Glenfield and Macarthur are part of the Greater Macarthur Growth Area. In 2015, we developed the Glenfield to Macarthur Corridor Strategy and in 2017 finalised plans for the station precincts at Macquarie Fields, Ingleburn, Minto, Leumeah, Campbelltown and Macarthur.

 

In 2015, we released the Draft Glenfield Precinct Plan

 

Glenfield Place Strategy

 

We have updated plans for Glenfield following the decision to retain Hurlstone Agricultural High School at its current location. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has prepared a new draft Glenfield Place Strategy to meet the agricultural educational requirements of Hurlstone Agricultural High School, whilst delivering new housing, retail and open space for the Glenfield community.

 

The draft Place Strategy is accompanied by a draft structure plan, urban design report, development principles, supporting technical studies, and proposed amendments to buildings heights, land use zones and other proposed development controls.

 

See the plans and have your say

The draft Glenfield Place Strategy is on public exhibition until Friday 12 February 2021, and we are seeking your feedback.

 

This exhibition package includes a draft structure plan, an urban design report, development principles, supporting technical studies and proposed amendments to buildings heights, land use zones and other development controls.

 

Find out more about the place strategy at an online information session:

 

You can also book a phone briefing with one of our planners.

 

Feedback can also be provided by making a comment on our interactive map, below.

 

View the interactive map at full size.

 

Key features of the draft Glenfield Place Strategy include:  

  • Approximately 50ha of land retained for Hurlstone Agricultural High School’s agricultural purposes;
  • Up to six new playing fields, including 30ha of additional accessible open space;
  • A plan for green links connecting open spaces, parks and plazas for everyone to enjoy over the next 20 to 30 years; 
  • A new town centre with heights up to 12 storeys;
  • Identification of sites for new health and community facilities within the town centre;
  • An Urban Design Strategy that delivers appropriate interfaces to the schools including; building setbacks, reduced heights (two to three storeys) and public access;
  • Shared streets which prioritise pedestrian and active transport; and
  • Improved cycleway connections and upgrades to regional active transport links.

 

School Infrastructure NSW are also undertaking community consultation on plans for Hurlstone Agricultural High School and Transport for NSW are seeking feedback on the proposed Cambridge Avenue Extension at the same time.

Glenfield Place Strategy FAQs

See below for answers to frequently asked questions about the exhibition of the 2020 draft Place Strategy for the Glenfield precinct.

Approximately 77ha of land will be retained for the Hurlstone Agricultural High School campus (which includes the school, farm, dairy, sporting facilities and boarding). The farm and dairy will be retained on approximately 50 hectares. 

The NSW Government proposes to invest in the future of Hurlstone Agricultural High School to continue its legacy of contribution to agricultural education. Students will benefit from contemporary agricultural education through a proposed farm and boarding upgrade including fit for purpose farming technology in a centralised farm hub. 

 

More information on the proposed improvements can be found at the School Infrastructure NSW website.

The Glenfield to Macarthur Strategy identifies this area will largely retain its existing character. Over time there is potential for renewal of building stock providing a mixture of duplexes, townhouses and terraces. 
About 7,000 new dwellings are planned by 2040.

A range of building heights are proposed to encourage a variety of building forms. The highest buildings will be closest to the train station and will transition down towards lower density areas.

 

Height limits adjoining key edges of Hurlstone Agricultural High School will be capped at three storeys.

 

Building heights will range from 5m (1 storey) for land zoned large lot residential to 43m (approximately 12 storeys) for land around the station and main street. 

 

A design-excellence clause is proposed to ensure exemplar design and development outcomes that protect the heritage significance of Hurlstone Agricultural High School.  

Up to six new playing fields, including 30ha of additional accessible open space is proposed. The draft Glenfield Place Strategy also identifies the Georges River Corridor is also under investigation to provide additional regional open space for the community.

The draft Glenfield Place Strategy is now on exhibition for community feedback until midnight Friday 12 February 2021. 

 

You can provide your feedback using any of the following options:  

Transport for NSW is leading the community consultation on plans for the proposed Cambridge Avenue Extension. 

 

More information on the proposed extension can be found at the Transport for NSW website.  

A range of potential infrastructure items to support the growth of the entire precinct have been identified.

 

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is working with Campbelltown City Council, Transport for NSW, the Department of Education, utility providers and the Department of Health to provide infrastructure to match growth along the Glenfield to Macarthur corridor. 

 

Contributions will be collected by the NSW Government and by Campbelltown City Council. Collection can be achieved in several ways, such as local through Council`s local infrastructure contributions plan and Voluntary Planning Agreements (VPAs)

 

To ensure infrastructure delivery is linked to development, a ‘satisfactory arrangements’ clause is proposed to apply to parts of the study area. This clause would require developers to make satisfactory arrangements to contribute to the provision of state infrastructure prior to development occurring.

What happens next?

Following the exhibition, the Department will consider all submissions in the finalisation of the Glenfield Place Strategy.

 

After considering all submissions, the final place strategy will then be submitted to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces for consideration. If the strategy is adopted by the Minister, re-zoning of land can occur. It is anticipated that rezoning will occur in 2021.

 

Rezoning of Glenfield will be happen via amendment to the Growth Centres SEPP. We will continue to work closely with Campbelltown City Council to implement the necessary planning frameworks.

 

Want to know more?

  • Email: Western Parkland City team
  • Phone: Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm on 1300 305 695 and ask to speak to the Western Parkland City team
  • Translating and Interpreting Service: Please telephone 131 450 and ask for an interpreter in your language to connect you to 1300 305 695
  • National Relay Service: If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment call us through the National Relay Service:
    o TTY users call 133 677 and ask for 1300 305 695
    o Speak and Listen (speech to speech relay users), call 1300 555 727 and ask for 1300 305 695
    o Internet relay users connect to the NRS (relayservice.com.au) and ask for 1300 305 695

 

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Page last updated: 15/12/2020