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Macquarie Park

Priority growth areas and precincts

Public Exhibition: Macquarie Park Innovation Precinct – Stage 1 rezoning proposal

The Macquarie Park Innovation Precinct – Stage 1 rezoning proposal is now on exhibition. Stage 1 comprises 3 of the 7 neighbourhoods within the Innovation Precinct, including:

  • Neighbourhood 2 – Waterloo Park (Butbut)
  • Neighbourhood 3 – Shrimptons Quarter (Waragal Birrung)
  • the western portion of Neighbourhood 4 – Macquarie Living Station (Gari Nawi).

In addition, a portion of land in Neighbourhood 6 – Wicks Road South (Garungul), is also included to ensure critical future open space.

View the map (PDF, 991 KB) outlining the land included in this rezoning.

The proposal includes a master plan and introduces new planning controls to guide future development in the priority neighbourhoods. To have your say on this proposal:

Proposed changes

Take a tour of the proposed changes for Macquarie Park.

Our plans for Stage 1 will help deliver:

  • an innovation precinct with new jobs, homes and open space
  • 3,060 new homes including affordable housing
  • 1,200,000 m2 of flexible commercial floorspace providing up to 23,000 additional jobs or 5,040 homes through build-to-rent
  • opportunities for more local businesses through after-work entertainment, dining, networking and recreation
  • 8 ha of public and open space as well as a new multi-purpose indoor community facility
  • better connectivity to the university, hospital and shopping centre, through improved pedestrian and cycle pathways
  • renewal of Waterloo Road making it a more accessible and safer centre.

Public exhibition information sessions

For more information, register to join one of our information sessions:

  • Date: Wednesday 22 November
  • Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Date: Friday 24 November
  • Time: 1 pm to 2 pm
  • Date: Saturday 25 November
  • Time: 10 am to 1 pm
  • Location: MGSM Macquarie Park Executive Centre
  • Date: Monday 27 November
  • Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Location: MGSM Macquarie Park Executive Centre

What happens next

The feedback from the exhibition will be compiled into a Summary of Submissions report before a final assessment is undertaken by the department in collaboration with the City of Ryde.

Once the assessment is complete, the department will make a recommendation to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces regarding new planning controls for the Stage 1 area.

What’s happened so far

Macquarie Park Place Strategy

The Macquarie Park Place Strategy has been finalised and is guiding the renewal of the precinct to 2036.

The place strategy will help Macquarie Park reach its potential as a world-class place for innovation and collaboration with a strong employment focus.

The place strategy is supported by the Greater Cities Commission Strategic Infrastructure and Services Assessment (SISA), which has been finalised and will guide delivery of infrastructure in Macquarie Park. To view the SISA, visit the Greater Cities Commission.

Find out more about the place strategy and how we responded to feedback by reading our What We Heard report and the Finalisation report on the NSW Planning Portal.

The department has been consulting with the Macquarie Park community since 2016 including workshops, surveys and direct engagement with key stakeholders.

Previously completed precincts are:

  • Epping Town Centre
  • Macquarie University Station
  • North Ryde Station.


Place Strategy finalisation

Sep 2022

A Ministerial Direction requires future planning proposals for the precinct to be consistent with the place strategy and master plan.

Stage 1 rezoning studies

Sep 2022–2023

Detailed master planning and proposed rezoning will introduce new planning controls to guide future development of 3 neighbourhoods.

Stage 1 rezoning exhibition

Nov 2023–Dec 2023

The consultation is open for public comment.

Feedback from the exhibition will inform the final rezoning package and new planning controls for the neighbourhoods.

Stage 1 submissions review and finalisation

Dec 2023–Jun 2024

Finalisation of the rezoning package updates to planning controls.