Since then, the Department of Planning and Environment has been working with the City of Canada Bay Council on a strategic plan to bring together planning for the Rhodes peninsula. In late 2017, a draft Precinct Plan was released for exhibition.
Following exhibition, the Department considered the views of the community, landowners and government stakeholders. It became evident that there was an opportunity to draw together the eastern and western sides of the station and plan for the peninsula in a more holistic manner.
There was also an opportunity to respond to recent changes in the context of Rhodes, adapting to and incorporating the Greater Sydney Commission job targets, designing for future train station capacity and identifying a school site within the precinct.