Marsden Park was released for planning as one of two Precincts advanced under the NSW Government's Precinct Acceleration Protocol in July 2011.
The Premier's announcement can be found here.
The Marsden Park Precinct totals some 1,800 hectares and is expected to accommodate up to 10,000 dwellings.
It is located adjacent to the planned employment lands in the Marsden Park Industrial Precinct, which was rezoned for development in 2010.
Marsden Park is expected to feature a town centre with 30,000 square metres of retail space and some 50 hectares of public recreation space.
Click here to view the Channel 9 News report (12/7/11) about precinct planning for Marsden Park.
Marsden Park Draft Precinct Plan exhibition now closed (January 2013)
The Marsden Park draft Precinct Planning Package was on exhibition for public comment from Wednesday 21st November until Friday 21st December 2012.
Two planning agreements detailing the contributions for state public infrastructure for development proposed by Winten (14) Pty Limited and Stockland Developments Pty Limited, for land at Marsden Park were also available for viewing.
The Department of Planning & Infrastructure held three drop-in sessions at the Nirimba Education Precinct for landowners and interested community members to view the draft plans and speak to staff. Representatives from RMS, Transport for NSW and Sydney Water were also available to provide information and answer questions.
The Department is currently reviewing all of the submissions received and will continue to work with Council, agencies and technical consultants to finalise the Precinct Plan.
A review of the precinct planning within and adjoining the identified transport corridor will also be undertaken.
For a copy of the Guide to Precinct Planning Exhibition brochure click here.
To view the exhibited documents and submissions received visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/onexhibition
Public Transport Corridor Announced (December 2012)
Earlier this year, Transport for NSW identified two options to secure a public transport corridor from the end of the planned North West Rail Link at Cudgegong Road.
Following a lengthy consultation process, the NSW Government has now announced that a public transport corridor into Marsden Park will be secured for future generations.
This corridor has now been included in the NSW Government’s Long Term Transport Master Plan.
Transport for NSW will now move forward with securing the Marsden Park corridor and finalising the planning rules to protect this corridor. The Department of Planning and Infrastructure will now review precinct planning within and adjoining the identified corridor
The community will be kept fully informed of this process.
For more information please visit http://northwestoptions.com.au/
Community Update (October 2012)
The Department is finalising the draft Precinct Planning package for the Marsden Park Precinct for public exhibition. This will give landowners and the community a chance to view and comment on the proposed plans for the Precinct.
The Department would like to thank you for your patience while we finalise the Precinct Planning package. It is expected that the draft plans will be ready for exhibition in the near future.
The Department is working with Blacktown City Council to create sustainable residential neighbourhoods with a range of shops and services, including transport, parks, and educational and community facilities.
A number of planning issues are being finalised including a plan for the staged servicing of the Precinct which is to be agreed with the Precinct Proponents, open space requirements and water management arrangements.
Click here for a copy of the latest Community Update and more information.
Community Consultation Continues (February 2012)
A second Landowner Information and Consultation Workshop was held on 21 February 2012 at the Hassall Grove Neighbourhood Centre. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated.
The workshop provided attendees with:
- A summary of the first workshop
- An update on the Precinct Planning Process, including the Draft Servicing Plan and technical study finding to date
- An opportunity to review and discuss the draft Land Use Scenario
Participants were asked what they liked about the draft Land Use Scenario as well as what could be improved upon. Issues for consideration included:
- Urban structure
- Land Use
- Road Hierarchy
- Public Transport
- Residential Density
- Consideration of Clydesdale House
- Location of neighbourhood centres, shops and open space
In general, the draft Land Use Scenario was well received. Participants provided valuable feedback which will assist in refining the draft Indicative Layout Plan, due to be exhibited mid 2012.
Community Consultation Begins (November 2011)
Landowners from the Marsden Park Precinct were recently invited to attend an information and consultation workshop.
The workshop was facilitated by AECOM and gave landowners an opportunity to be a part of the planning for the future of the Marsden Park Precinct.
The aim of the session was to:
• Understand landowners expectations and vision for the precinct
• Identify the key constraints affecting development
• Discuss key opportunities and options for future development
After an overview presentation, attendees worked in groups to consider the complexities of the planning process. Key issues such as topography, heritage items, flooding and access points were discussed and considered.
All of the information and feedback from the workshop will now be reviewed and considered in the planning process.
Landowners will be notified of a follow up session early in the new year.
Precinct Planning Commences
Precinct planning has now begun in Marsden Park. During Precinct Planning, the Department of Planning and Infrastructure partners with Blacktown City Council to identify the future zoning and development controls for the Precinct.
This requires extensive investigations ranging from Aboriginal and European heritage to land capability and contamination, noise, odour, transport, biodiversity, water cycle management, economics and employment, and community facilities and open space.
Information on the investigations will be made available to landowners once Precinct Planning is underway. During Precinct Planning, this website will be updated regularly and newsletters will be issued to landowners as information becomes available.
A draft Precinct Planning package will be publicly exhibited following the completion of all background investigations, providing the community with the opportunity to review and comment on the Precinct's future zoning. The Department will consider all submissions regarding the draft packages before the Precinct Planning package is finalised.
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