NSW Department of Planning and Environment

Macquarie Park

The strategic centre of Macquarie Park is a health and education precinct and an important economic and employment powerhouse in Sydney’s North District.

The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) is leading the coordination of the land use planning and infrastructure planning for Macquarie Park to incorporate a whole of State and local government approach to the strategic investigations.

The Department is supporting the investigations and working in collaboration with City of Ryde Council, the GSC, Transport for NSW and State agencies to deliver a place strategy for Macquarie Park.

Draft Macquarie Park Place Strategy

The draft Macquarie Park Place Strategy was on exhibition for public comment from 1 July to 10 August 2021. Thank you for your feedback which will help us finalise the place strategy.

You can see the exhibition documents on the Planning Portal.

The draft place strategy is a 20-year plan for Macquarie Park to reach its potential as a world-class place for innovation and collaboration with a strong employment focus. It will guide Macquarie Park’s transition from a successful suburban business park to a vibrant commercial centre that supports job growth and creates a great place for people to share ideas, live and play.

The draft place strategy will guide:

  • Opportunities for up to 20,000 jobs
  • Up to 7,650 new homes
  • Improved access to public transport
  • An 18-hour economy attracting business, workers and visitors
  • A renewed Connection to Country – better connections between people and places
  • More walking and cycling paths
  • A network of parks and open space for everyone to enjoy.

The draft place strategy does not seek to rezone land. It will guide local council, State agencies and the private sector on land use planning for Macquarie Park and outlines steps to ensure investment and infrastructure are aligned to anticipated growth. 

A key part of planning for Macquarie Park is assessing what infrastructure will be needed. The GSC has coordinated a cross-government Strategic Infrastructure and Services Assessment (SISA), which informs the draft place strategy. You can view the SISA on the GSC webpage.

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Previously completed precincts are:

What happens next?

We will review the submissions and make recommendations to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces about the final place strategy. Once we finalise the place strategy, and following completion of a detailed precinct traffic study by Transport for NSW, we will begin work on neighbourhood master plans and infrastructure delivery plans to allow rezoning.

Want to know more?

Find out more about our previous consultation for Macquarie Park by visiting our previous consultation webpage.

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Page last updated: 30/09/2022