The North West Urban Transformation Program has been set up to build on and maximise the benefits created by the new $8.3billion North West Rail Link rapid transit system, which will extend from Epping to Cudgegong Road (Rouse Hill) in North West Sydney.
Hornsby Shire Council, The Hills Shire Council, Blacktown City Council
The Program will take advantage of the opportunities created by the rapid transit system to create high quality, distinctive urban centres at each station. We will do this by delivering a creative mix of residential, commercial and retail land uses which respond to the local settings and market factors. We will integrate world leading urban renewal principles with innovative, sustainable design. The rapid transit-based urban renewal will transform North West Sydney and future-proof the region by attracting investment, stimulating economic development and providing a diverse range of jobs and housing.
UrbanGrowth NSW is the lead government agency and is preparing an Urban Transformation Strategy that will achieve safe, walkable mixed use precincts built around a world class transport link. UrbanGrowth NSW will work with the community, local business organisations, local councils, Transport for NSW and other NSW Government agencies as well as private sector developers to build a legacy for future generations in North West Sydney. This will include:
- Early activation in the areas immediately around the stations to ensure they will be safe and accessible when opened in 2019;
- Vibrant and well-designed places driven by a high level of community engagement;
- Creative and diverse housing solutions, retail and employment opportunities that capitalise on the rapid transit system;
- Enabling infrastructure to support the long term urban transformation of the corridor;
- Catalyst development that will stimulate the local economy and attract long term investment in the region.
Where it’s up to:
We are currently defining the Program and undertaking initial studies to inform the Urban Transformation Strategy. We have begun talking to councils, and will soon engage with the community, adjoining landowners, industry and other stakeholders to understand their needs and aspirations for the future.