Government finalises exciting new Master Plan for Sydney Olympic Park
The next stage of growth and sustainable development at Sydney Olympic Park has been set in motion with approval of the 2018 Review of Sydney Olympic Park Master Plan 2030.
The Review proposes a bold new vision for Sydney Olympic Park that plans a community of around 23,500 people in 10,700 homes, 34,000 workers, 5,000 students and 100,000sqm of retail space, trebling the original proposal.
To support the emerging community a number of public transport improvements have been proposed including the Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 connection and a new Sydney Metro West linking to the Sydney CBD and Parramatta.
The needs of the growing number of families living at Sydney Olympic Park have also been considered with planning for a vertical high school already underway. A new primary school opened earlier this year at Wentworth Point and there are plans for a primary school within the area.
The planned creation of a vibrant Town Centre, that is active both day and night and through the week, lies at the heart of the vision.
Announcing the milestone, NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts said: “With a new commitment to become a world leading 6-star Green Star Community, an increase in affordable housing, further provision for accessible parking and adjustments to public domain and property development plans, Master Plan 2030 is a significant initiative that will ensure Sydney Olympic Park continues to deliver outstanding social, economic and environmental benefits for the people of Sydney and NSW.”
Minister for Sport and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres described Sydney Olympic Park as maturing into “one of Sydney’s most dynamic places to live, work and play”.
The Master Plan sets out in detail the design guidelines that will ensure all buildings within the Sydney Olympic Park zone achieve design excellence, requiring design competitions for development approval and meeting 6-star Green Star sustainability benchmarks. The stringent design requirements will enable the quality and high standards of Sydney Olympic Park to be maintained within the local community.
With the precinct already boasting 430 hectares of parkland, the Master Plan aims to increase the amount of public open green space including two proposed additional two parks in the Central Precinct, where Pavilions by Mirvac forms the gateway to the new residential community.
The Central Linear Park which runs along the edge of Pavilions across an area of 10,510sqm, is anticipated to provide for a range of community and family activities and will have a woodland feel with shady areas of tall trees, native grasses, seating and a grassed area for ball games.
The new Central Park aims to have a distinct urban character including seating within a grassed area, artworks and a children’s play area, surrounded by large native rainforest trees. Fronting both Herb Elliott Avenue and a new street to be formed within the precinct, the proposed 5,780sqm park will look out over the Heritage Abattoir gardens.
Mirvac’s General Manager of Residential NSW Toby Long, said the Master Plan sets out an exciting vision for the new community at Sydney Olympic Park.
“Mirvac has had a long association with the Olympic peninsula and it is reassuring to see the groundwork being laid to allow Sydney Olympic Park to fulfil its immense potential as a place where people can live a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Mr Long.
“The Master Plan is an important planning instrument that will guide all future place-making, setting a high bar for design excellence that will position Sydney Olympic Park as a prestige location within this important corridor in the true centre of Sydney.
“Sustainability was at the heart of the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and it continues to be critical to new residential, commercial and retail design. As development progresses we’ll also see the Central Precinct adopt a more residential feel with new tree-lined streets breaking down large blocks to a more human scale and connecting more easily to the Town Centre.”
As the first residential development within the Central Precinct, Pavilions is setting the standard for the future community, through a place-making strategy that achieves design excellence and enhances the living experience of its residents and the broader community.
Future residents at Pavilions will benefit from a high level of amenity including open green spaces incorporating places for social gatherings or simply relaxing outdoors, a children’s playground and community meeting room.
At the heart of Pavilions, the 4000sqm courtyard offers a tapestry of green spaces for outdoor dining and gatherings, places to play or simply relax on the lawn beneath a shady tree. There is planned to be a children’s playground, gymnasium and community meeting room and more than 900 bicycle parking spaces, an open invitation to get outdoors and enjoy the many kilometres of bicycle and walking tracks that from the backyard to life at Pavilions.
Video courtesy of Sydney Olympic Park Authority
Planned amenity and infrastructure referred to is proposed and subject to change.