The NSW government has released its plans for Sydney’s newest suburb, Marsden Park North, and the community is being encouraged to have their say.
The draft masterplan for the suburb shows that there are 6,200 new homes to be built in the precinct over the next 20 years.
The suburb, located approximately 12 kilometres from the Blacktown CBD, will offer a range of housing choices in a bid to help support Sydney’s fast growing population.
Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts, said highlights of the plan include the provision of three new local centres, a new primary school and new pedestrian paths and cycleways to access environmental conservation areas, new playing fields and open space.
“Three new local centres throughout the Marsden Park North precinct, along with the commercial area along Richmond Road, will provide the community with shops, cafes, community facilities and local jobs,” Mr Roberts said.
“Residents will benefit from thirteen brand new playing fields and more useable open space proposed for the area.
“The new playing fields, public parks and the local centres will be easily accessible via new pathways and cycleways”.
Mr Roberts also said the new precinct will be easily accessed due to new road upgrades and the Sydney Metro Northwest.
Upgrades of Richmond Road, Garfield Road, Schofields Road and Bandon Road are planned.
Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly, said: “Residents will also have access to the new Sydney Metro Northwest at Tallawong Station as well as existing Schofields and Riverstone Railway Stations.
“The new development precinct will eventually become part of the proposed new suburbs of Angus, Marsden Park and Vineyard”.
Have your say
The Marsden Park North Masterplan is currently on exhibition. The community is invited to have a say until October 26.
Further information can be found at http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/marsdenparknorth.
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