Message from our
CEO David Pitchford
It has been an exciting start to 2015 for UrbanGrowth NSW, with two key milestones reached.
We had a significant first – the start of the construction phase on our first urban transformation project, with the sod turning for the Ebsworth building at Green Square.
In March we completed the 10,000 Home Sites Program, meeting the four-year housing target set for us by the NSW Government three months ahead of schedule. In recognition of our proven capability, the government has doubled that target for the next four years.
These projects demonstrate our ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of our growing state, and set the tone for the rest of our portfolio of work. More information about these projects, as well as our larger portfolio, is detailed in this latest edition of Living Cities.
David Pitchford
Chief Executive
UrbanGrowth NSW
 
Our Major Urban Transformation Portfolio
The Bays Precinct Urban Transformation Program
Newcastle Urban Transformation and Transport Program
Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Program
Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation and Transport Program
Green Square Town Centre
Parramatta North Urban Transformation
North West Rail Urban Transformation and Transport Program

Green Square Town Centre

Green Square Town Centre is identified as a ‘planned major centre’ in ‘A Plan For Growing Sydney’ and is located at the heart of one of the largest redevelopment areas in the country. The development will showcase world class urban transformation, underpinned by environmental, social and economic sustainability.

UrbanGrowth NSW resolved the site’s complex planning and infrastructure constraints to unlock the potential of the town centre. It is one of Australia’s largest urban transformation projects. UrbanGrowth NSW is developing the retail and mixed use core (approximately 5.6 hectares with a total gross floor area of 210,000m²). Our work is expected to generate $1.7 billion of direct investment in NSW. Read more

Urban Transformation

Green Square
Town Centre
Construction at Green Square Town Centre officially started on February 25, with a ground breaking ceremony for Ebsworth, the Centre’s first residential building.
Read more
Wentworth Point
Ferry Terminal
The first stage of the Wentworth Point integrated transport network upgrade program is underway with construction starting on the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Terminal.
Read more
The Bays Sydney
Discovery Day
Large areas of normally inaccessible water-front land in Sydney’s inner harbour will be opened up to the public on Sunday, April 12, for The Bays Precinct Sydney Discovery Day.
Read more
Sydneysiders
Summit
Sydneysiders are being invited to a public summit aimed at building public knowledge, understanding and participation in the transformation of The Bays Precinct.
Read more

New Faces

Ken Maher
Board Member
Professor Ken Maher joined the UrbanGrowth NSW Board in January. Ken is a highly respected architect, landscape architect and urban designer who has helped shape Sydney’s urban landscape over the last 30 years.
Read more
Matt Plumbridge
Staff Member
UrbanGrowth NSW’s Matt Plumbridge, who joined in November last year as Senior Manager, Sustainable Development, has an interesting background as a champion in sustainable development.
Read more

10,000 Home Sites Program

with Matthew Beggs

In each edition of Living Cities we’ll introduce you to an employee in our organisation. This
time we sat down with UrbanGrowth NSW’s Acting Head of Retail Transition, Matthew Beggs,
and asked him about the completion of the 10,000 Home Sites Program:

“We were given a brief by an incoming government four years ago to release 10,000 home
sites over a four year period. We’ve managed to do that three months early, and we’re
absolutely pleased as punch to have been able to deliver that many home sites earlier than
expected. It has been a grueling effort for a lot of people, and it is an achievement that is
definitely worth celebrating.”

Read the full interview

building communities

10,000 Home
Sites Program
On March 21 Premier Baird announced the completion of UrbanGrowth NSW’s 10,000 Home Sites Program, four years after the target was set and three months ahead of schedule.
Read more
Edmondson Park
Town Centre
Following a successful Expression of Interest campaign for the mixed-use town centre site at Edmondson Park, the tendering process closed on March 27.
Read more
Newbrook
Sales Release
The most affordable new land release in Sydney has been launched by UrbanGrowth NSW in its newest masterplanned community – Newbrook at Airds.
Read more
North Eveleigh
Affordable Housing
The opening of 88 new apartments at North Eveleigh was an important milestone for UrbanGrowth NSW and demonstrates our commitment to affordable housing.
Read more

Community Engagement

Design Newcastle Report
In February, then-Minister for Planning, Pru Goward MP, announced the outcomes of Design Newcastle, the two-month community engagement program conducted by UrbanGrowth NSW to get a better understanding of what the community wants for Newcastle. Click ‘More’ for more information and to see the report.
Read more
 
Central to Eveleigh
The Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation Program has launched its online discussion program. Six draft themes are proposed as part of our approach to developing an urban transformation strategy.
Click here to have your say

Contact Details

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