In late 2019 the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces announced a new approach to precinct planning in NSW.
We will continue to lead the high level strategic planning work for the Macquarie Park strategic investigation area.
We are working closely with City of Ryde Council and State agencies to deliver a high-level strategic master plan and supporting infrastructure plan for the Macquarie Park strategic investigation area.
The investigations will also identify the infrastructure needed to support the sustainable development of Macquarie Park in the future.
The strategic centre of Macquarie Park is a health and education precinct and an economic and employment powerhouse.
We are leading the planning to strengthen Macquarie Park in collaboration with City of Ryde Council, the Greater Sydney Commission, the Ministry of Health, the NSW Department of Education and Transport for New South Wales.
You can view a map of the investigation area and surrounding precincts.
Previously completed precincts are:
In late October 2017, the Department and Arup staff met with a range of stakeholders to explore key issues exploring Macquarie Park including quality of place, competitiveness, culture and collaboration, diversity and critical mass.
Engagement initiatives provided the opportunity for:
Feedback received, together with previous community input and other technical studies, will assist in the development of a vision which informs the draft Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan, to be released in mid 2018.
A copy of the Department and Arup’s presentation from the landowner information session can be found in the documents section below.
On 23 November 2016 a panel discussion was held to engage with local business stakeholders. Attendees participated in a lively panel discussion on the future of Macquarie Park as one of Australia’s premier Innovation Districts. Panel members included the Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation and Member for Ryde the Hon Victor Dominello MP, NSW Chief Planner Gary White, Deputy Government Architect Ben Hewett, Petra Andrén, CEO of Cicada Innovations and Mark Broomfield, Director of Property at Macquarie University.
If you would like to view the presentation from the event, see the Documents section below.
Three online surveys have been conducted to date.
Results of these surveys can be found in the Documents section below and will be used to help inform the future vision of Macquarie Park, as well as identifying key priorities and issues in planning for the area.
Community input is an important part of the planning process for Macquarie Park and we’d like to thank everyone who has participated in the consultation to date through initiatives including:
We want to continue the conversation with stakeholders and the community and there will be ongoing opportunities to get involved throughout the investigation process. We will be releasing further information shortly on the progress of the investigation.
Page last updated: 04/03/2020