Sydney’s Telopea to be rezoned as high-density population hub

In anticipation of the arrival of the Parramatta Light Rail line, the NSW government has unveiled plans to rezone the northwestern Sydney suburb of Telopea as a high-density residential and commercial centre.

The rezoning proposal follows the release in February of a masterplan for the Telopea area, which was endorsed by the City of Parramatta Council in March.

The creation of the masterplan was led by Urbis, in collaboration with PBD Architects, GTA, Mott Macdonald, Ecological Australia, RBL and Straight Talk. It recommended rezoning a central area around the future light rail stop, with possible heights of up to 15 to 20 storeys in a few locations.

Of the 4,500 to 4,900 homes that would be added to the area after it is rezoned, around 1,000 of these homes would be new social or affordable housing units under the auspice of the NSW government’s Communities Plus social housing building program.

The masterplan area is located to the east of Telopea Railway Station, which is serviced by the T6 Carlingford Line.

Click here to read more.