LANDCOM has called for Expressions of Interest to deliver a new mixed-use development around Cudgegong Road Station, which is being constructed as part of the Sydney Metro Northwest and is the first of similar developments planned for other stations along the Northwest corridor.
Landcom Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer John Brogden said the Cudgegong Road Station South project met the NSW Government's direction for the organisation to take a lead role in improving the supply, diversity and affordability of new housing in Sydney.
"Landcom has partnered with Transport for NSW to develop surplus government land around Sydney Metro Northwest stations once construction is complete to create new places for families, businesses and communities," Mr Brogden said.
The Cudgegong Road Station South project is proposed to include approximately 1,100 dwellings and 9,000 square metres of retail, commercial, and community space constructed adjacent to the new metro station.
"The mixed use development will feature a range of buildings up to eight storeys, affordable housing, and a substantial central park, all within reach of the new metro station that will operate services every four minutes in the peak," Mr Brogden said.
Mr Brogden said the Cudgegong Road development was the first site of a wider program to transform government-owned land around new metro stations at Cherrybrook, Castle Hill, Hills Showground, Norwest, Bella Vista, Kellyville and Epping.
"The vision for Sydney Metro Northwest Places is to create diverse, sustainable communities where people want to live, by providing essential services, leisure destinations and public transport at their doorstep," Mr Brogden said.
"The Sydney Metro Northwest Places is a 10-year program that will deliver about 11,000 new dwellings, parks, community facilities and up to 400,000 square metres of floor space dedicated to employment opportunities in retail and commercial enterprises, supporting new and future residents living around these public transport hubs."
As master developer for the site, Landcom is coordinating the planning, civil infrastructure, and public amenity works for Cudgegong Road Station South. Landcom is seeking a developer to manage detail design, approvals and construction of new buildings on individual sites.
The $8.3 billion, 36-kilometre Sydney Metro Northwest (formerly the North West Rail Link) between Rouse Hill and Chatswood is the first stage of Sydney Metro and will be the first fully-automated metro rail system in Australia. Construction is underway and services are expected to commence in the first half of 2019.
Expressions of Interest for the Cudgegong Road Station South project close on 10 April 2018. An Invitation to Tender is expected to be issued mid-year, with a contract to be awarded by the end of the year.