26 Kissing Point Road and 266 Victoria Road, Rydalmere
Local government area
City of Parramatta Council
Planning Proposal for rezoning of government-owned land creating:
- approximately 2,550 residential apartments,
- 20,000m² commercial/mixed use,
- 5,000m² retail.
Targeted divestment in 2018 and construction commencement 2020
- R4 – high density residential
- B4 – mixed use
- RE1 – public open space
- ~730 ongoing direct jobs.
- Delivery of parkland and open public space with greater public access.
- Increased local housing supply.
The Property & Development NSW (PDNSW) team is responsible for the management and delivery of large-scale, or complex, real estate projects and transactions.
What is proposed?
PDNSW has prepared a planning proposal on behalf of the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ, formerly FACS) and the Department of Education (DoE).
The proposal supports a change to the land-use zoning, height and floor space ratio controls in the Parramatta Local Environmental Plan (PLEP) 2011. The rezoning would facilitate development of approximately 2,500 new residences and up to 10,000m2 of mixed-use commercial floor space.
Additionally, over 6,000m2 of public open space and 35,000m2 of native vegetation associated with Vineyard Creek would be dedicated to the local council as part of the future development.
The site represents a substantial urban infill opportunity, located 2 km from Parramatta’s central business district (CBD) and within walking distance of the proposed Rydalmere light rail stop, Western Sydney University and community sporting facilities.
The key development objectives of the project are:
- accelerating urban renewal and the provision of housing diversity within the Greater Parramatta area
- providing residential dwellings closer to employment opportunities in the Parramatta CBD, Rydalmere and Western Sydney University
- locating mixed-use commercial uses in the southern part of the site to improve connectivity between the two university campuses
- preserving biodiversity values in the Vineyard Creek corridor
- providing significant opportunities for passive open space and recreation.
The planning proposal received gateway determination by the former Department of Planning and PDNSW have completed the additional expert reports supporting the rezoning.
The department is currently updating the precinct concept masterplan to include DoE requirement for a new school and supporting due diligence for public exhibition in 2021.