Developer CDMA Australia is planning 900 apartments opposite Tallawong Metro Station in the Sydney’s north west, setting a new height precedent for the area.
The $700-million development plans were submitted to Blacktown City Council after a voluntary planning agreement was approved to increase the height limit in the area to 26 metres.
It is expected development of the 4ha rural residential site near Rouse Hill will cost $320 million.
The Kann Finch-designed plans included nine buildings of eight-storeys around a 2200sq m public plaza, green spine, running and play area at 34-42 Tallawong Road, Tallawong.
Two retail premises totalling 160sq m and nearly 1000 basement car parking spaces were included in the plans, which are posied to go on public exhibition.
CDMA development manager Alex Guan said it had taken three years of co-ordination with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to get to this stage.
“The height limit of the buildings was increased to 26m and the residential yield was increased from 630 units to approximately 900 units subject to DA approval,” Guan said.
“Significantly, the development has set a new precedent for heights in the area.”
If approved, the six-stage CDMA development is expected to be completed within seven years.
The developer has already seen strong demand for its current residential development, Rosella Place at 56 Cudgegong Road in Rouse Hill, with $30 million in sales since July.
The 357-apartment project across five mid-rise buildings is also near Tallawong Metro Station.
The north-west growth area has a large number of developments under way including Deicorp’s approved 17-building development on the other side of the train line.
The 987-apartment development has 9259sq m of retail and commercial space, and 3400sq m of open space. It was originally planned by Landcom.