The Wentworth Point Priority Precinct will help to deliver open, space, shops, services, and new homes and jobs with easy access to public transport and the many facilities and parklands of Sydney Olympic Park.
The Department worked closely with Auburn Council, government agencies and the local community, taking into consideration issues raised in submissions to develop the new plans.
The rezoning for the Wentworth Point Priority Precinct was finalised in June 2014.
A Development Control Plan has also been finalised, which contains the detailed planning controls that apply to the precinct.
How to get involved
Community feedback has played an important part in developing the plans for the precinct. Community consultation included:
- a four-week exhibition period in July-August 2013.
- five community information sessions attended by more than 180 people.
- an online survey.
- presentations to community reference groups.
UrbanGrowth NSW, the development manager for the precinct, is also working closely with Auburn Council to seek planning approvals to build a new Peninsula Park and subdivide land across the precinct for development lots, public spaces and streets.
Benefits of the precinct rezoning will include:
- A 3.9 hectare peninsula park providing a range of recreational spaces while protecting native vegetation and existing mature fig and palm trees.
- Three pocket parks of at least 2,000 square metres each.
- Two residential neighbourhoods, as well as a new primary school with 18 classrooms. A new landscaped foreshore with pedestrian and cycle paths linking to Sydney Olympic Park and its parklands.
- Continuation of the Homebush Bay promenade to include a new maritime plaza with shops and cafes.
- Potential new marine facilities, which are possible under the new zoning, and could include boat storage and repair, a marina, and rowing and kayak launching facilities.
The NSW Government's Precinct Support Scheme has allocated $5 million towards the design and construction of the Peninsula Park. Landcom is responsible for delivering the park. It is expected that construction on the park will commence in 2018. Landcom proposes to provide regular community updates on the construction of the park.
The Department is also working closely with Transport for NSW on traffic management for the area. The NSW Government has already announced a new eastbound ramp from Sydney Olympic Park to the M4 Motorway at Hill Road as part of WestConnex.
Page last updated: 07/04/2022