Camellia-Rosehill Place Strategy
The Camellia-Rosehill Place Strategy has been finalised and will guide renewal of the precinct over the next 20 years.
The draft place strategy was exhibited for public comment from 17 December 2021 to 4 March 2022.
We’ve responded to exhibition feedback by making a number of changes, including increasing the amount of public open space and making it easier to get to.
Find out more about how we have responded to feedback by reading the Finalisation Report. You can see all the final documents on the NSW Planning Portal.
The place strategy is a plan for:
- a thriving town centre with an 18-hour entertainment precinct
- up to 15,400 jobs
- 10,000 new homes supported by infrastructure and new public open spaces
- improved transport connections including light rail, road upgrades and cycling and pedestrian paths
- opening up the Parramatta River foreshore and making it a centre of community activity
- enabling a new urban services precinct and retention of heavy industrial land that will ensure Camellia-Rosehill advances in its role as an employment powerhouse for Sydney and NSW.
The place strategy does not rezone land. A Ministerial Direction requires any future planning proposals for the precinct to be consistent with the place strategy.
What happens next
The department is preparing a rezoning proposal, which is the next stage of planning for Camellia-Rosehill. The rezoning proposal will outline planning controls to guide development in the precinct and is expected to be exhibited for public comment in 2023.
The department will continue to work closely with the City of Parramatta Council, Transport for NSW and other key stakeholders on planning for Camellia-Rosehill.
Camellia–Rosehill plays an important strategic role as an industry and employment hub within the Greater Parramatta and Olympic Peninsula (GPOP) Economic Corridor. By 2041, the precinct will be enhanced with service and circular economy industries and new recreational and entertainment facilities, all enabled by better transport access via light rail, active transport and road connections.
A well-designed town centre next to the light rail stop will be the focus of community activity. New homes and jobs will be close to public transport, supported by new public open spaces, community facilities, and walking and cycling connections.
A new urban services precinct and retention of heavy industrial land will ensure Camellia–Rosehill fulfils its potential to be an employment powerhouse.
Key environmental features such as Parramatta River, Duck River and their wetlands will be protected and enhanced. Camellia’s rich heritage will be preserved, celebrated and promoted. Country and culture will be valued and respected with the renewal guided by Aboriginal people.
The precinct will be net zero ready and set a new standard for environmental sustainability with embedded renewable energy networks, integrated remediation and water management strategies and circular economy industries.
Recycled water will be connected to all residences, businesses and public spaces and will support the integrated network of green infrastructure.
Camellia–Rosehill will be a showcase of recovery and restoration – a place of economic prosperity but also a place where people love to live, work and enjoy.
What's happened so far
Planning for the place strategy has built on previous work including:
- the Directions for Camellia-Rosehill Place Strategy paper, which was exhibited from 15 September to 13 October 2021. Read our What We Heard report (PDF, 407 KB).
- the extensive studies and community input provided for the Draft Camellia Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy (2015) and the Draft Camellia Town Centre Master Plan (2018).
- the Greater Cities Commission’s Place-based Infrastructure Compact (PIC) released in November 2019. Read the government response (PDF, 184 KB) to the Recommendations Report.