A $55 million mixed use residential, commercial and retail development in West Ryde will deliver a variety of social and private housing options within metres of West Ryde Railway Station, according to the NSW Government, who approved the development last week.
Minister for Planning, Tony Kelly, announced the approval of the concept plan, which will provide up to 138 social and private residential apartments with a dwelling mix of 44% social and 56% private. The development will also include commercial and retail tenancies as well as ground level and basement car parking.
There will be three buildings of five, eight and 12 storeys in height and a total gross floor area (GFA) of up to 13,150 square metres. Mr Kelly said this approval demonstrates the Government's commitment to providing a range of housing options for Sydney residents within close proximity to transport services.
"Future residents will be able to walk to the West Ryde transport interchange and village centre and also benefit from easy access to nearby commercial and retail centres of Ryde, Eastwood and Rhodes," Mr Kelly said.
Minister for Housing, Frank Terenzini, welcomed the announcement. "Following public exhibition, Housing NSW made considerable amendments to the project in order to address issues raised in community submissions," Mr Terenzini said. The amendments include the removal of the continuous podium structure occupying the full width of the site; reconfiguration of building envelopes and footprints to better relate to the local context; increased setbacks; and a reduction in the number of units from 142 to 138.