GPT Reveals $1.3bn Sydney Metro Neighbourhood Plan


GPT has lodged plans to build a $1.285-billion residential tower development near a recently completed Sydney Metro Station.

The development on eight super-lots in Rouse Hill includes towers up to 25 storeys as well as 41,000sq m of commercial-retail space called the Northern Precinct.

The 9.1ha precinct was identified in the Rouse Hill Regional Centre Master Plan, approved in 2004, and is between Commercial Road and the town centre, Caddies Creek Residential Precinct and Windsor Road.

It is one of seven new precincts near the Sydney Metro Rouse Hill Station, which was completed in 2019. The area will also soon be home to a new $300-million hospital with works to begin in 2023.

The latest GPT application builds on a ‘transit-oriented development’ submission lodged in 2019 and makes some amendments, including reducing building height by five-storeys and doubling the amount of retail-community-commercial space.

People sitting on a lawn watching an open air movie surrounded by 25-storey residential towers in Rouse Hill.
▲The application includes 1.4 hectares of public space in seen parks between the Rouse Hill neighbourhoods.

According to the development application the project will be completed over at least 15 years with a series of neighbourhood stages.

“The community hub neighbourhood is an extension of the existing town centre mixed-use core,” the design statement by Cox Architects said.

“The urban village neighbourhood is a prominent place-maker that signifies the Northern Precinct at North and West Gate along Windsor Road. A family of towers responds to the Sydney Metro Northwest station and sky bridge.

“The garden mews neighbourhood supports an intimate, inclusive and accessible living environment for residents … [and] features mid-rise buildings which sits within a leafy landscaped setting.”

GPT Funds Management 2 Pty Limited and GPT Rouse Hill Pty Limited own the land—the group also owns the 69,700sq m Rouse Hill Town Centre Centre valued at $645.2 million.

Other developments in Rouse Hill include Castle Group’s 227 apartment development on Tallawong Road and Deicorp’s 350-apartment development on Civic Way.

The suburb is part of the Hills Shire Council, which has attracted an influx of development applications including a 1620 home approval for Landcom and Sydney Metro in the Castle Hill showground station precinct.


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