Plans for a new urban centre in Melrose Park North have been given the green light, paving the way for thousands of homes and jobs in Greater Sydney.
Acting Deputy Secretary, Planning and Land Use Strategy at the Department of Planning and Environment Amanda Harvey said the new 28-hectare precinct will be vital in helping to meet the housing and urban infrastructure needs of a rapidly growing area of the city.
“The finalisation of the Melrose Park North Planning Proposal will help deliver land for more than 5,500 new homes, open space, land for a new school site, and retail services,” Ms Harvey said.
“It will also assist in creating more than 1,900 jobs and create a new and vibrant community in Sydney.”
The proposal will be supported by the delivery of critical transport infrastructure, including the development of a new bridge connecting residents in Melrose Park North to the future Olympic Park Metro Station as part of Parramatta Light Rail Stage Two.
Road upgrades have also been outlined to occur on critical intersections on Victoria Road and Kissing Point Road, as well as Victoria Road and Wharf Road alongside the development of the new precinct.
Ms Harvey said the finalisation of the planning proposal will soon enable development applications to be lodged.
“Beyond this, planning is underway for the remaining areas of the Melrose Park precinct, that will result in up to 11,000 homes in the precinct.”