The new masterplan for Telopea has been finalised and the rezoning process will continue through 2017. The masterplan was started shortly after the Government’s announcement that the Parramatta Light Rail preferred network would include a route between Parramatta CBD and Carlingford via Telopea.
Stage 1 of the Parramatta Light Rail network recently confirmed Telopea as a stop along the light rail network and light rail services will commence in 2023.
Land & Housing Corporation (LAHC) has worked closely with the City of Parramatta on the long term plan which identifies opportunities to build new and improved social, affordable and private market housing, alongside improved public transport.
It outlines the different types and locations of buildings, new and upgraded community facilities, pathways and parks in the area, which will come together to improve the vibrancy of the area. Comments from residents, the community and other stakeholders have helped inform the master plan.
LAHC and Council are now working with NSW Department of Planning & Environment to rezone the land as part of the Telopea Priority Precinct. LAHC anticipates that the exhibition of the new planning controls will occur mid 2017.
Residents will continue to have plenty of opportunities to be involved during the rezoning process and when all future development applications are placed on public exhibition.
It is important to remember that:
• We will continue to consult with residents, the community and other stakeholders about the future of the neighbourhood at every step of the process.
• This is a long term plan and the renewal of Telopea will take place over many years.
• Social housing relocations will not occur until late 2017 at the earliest, and will be staged over a 10 to 15-year period.
• Many social housing residents will have the opportunity to move from their current homes into newly built homes in Telopea.
• Residents who are required to relocate out of Telopea will be given the opportunity to return to Telopea if they wish.
Telopea Masterplanning office
6 Shortland Street, Telopea
Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4pm
Community information line on 1800 761 43
Better access to employment
More quality housing within walking distance to the new light rail network. Telopea will become a more attractive place for people to live, with better access to employment, education, shops and high quality housing for all residents.
New and improved infrastructure
Better community facilities, parks, shops and infrastructure. New development in Telopea will be supported by new and improved infrastructure, including upgrades to parks, roads and community spaces.
Better designed housing
Ongoing engagement with social housing residents. No relocations will occur before late-2017. All tenants will have the opportunity to return to Telopea. The renewal of Telopea will result in more social housing, but it will be better designed and fully integrated with the local community.
A mix of social housing
Social housing will be better integrated with the community, with the redevelopment of existing social housing for a mix of social, affordable and private housing.