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24 November 2015 Posted by 


Massive change on Parramatta fringe

SITUATED on the eastern fringe of Parramatta, Camellia is set to undergo massive land use changes to cope with the predicted  employment and population growth in the wider Parramatta area.

NSW Planning and Environment have recently released  a Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy which provides an overview of the possible land uses within the Camellia Precinct, and various infrastructure improvements to alleviate congestion in the area and build capacity for future growth.  

According to the Strategy, a number of new road links into the precinct are being considered, which will provide alternative access points into the precinct, and relieve pressure on the Grand Avenue / James Ruse Drive intersection.  

In addition, the possible light rail link from Parramatta will connect to Camellia station, and either head north to Carlingford / Macquarie Park or east to Sydney Olympic Park.  

According to David Morris, Knight Frank’s Managing Director, Sydney West: “This is a critical piece of infrastructure given that Camellia is just beyond comfortable walking distance to Parramatta and other key centres in the area.  

“According to the proposed Land Use and Transport Map in the Strategy, the land around the rail hub will be used for residential and town centre purposes, and the land further to east of the rail hub will be utilised for employment and industrial purposes.”

Undoubtedly the transformation of Camellia will have tremendous spin off benefits for surrounding locations such as Rydalmere and Silverwater, but what about other lower profile areas such as the corridor between Parramatta and Camellia, particularly along Hassall Street.  

Will this area also undergo substantial redevelopment, effectively merging Parramatta and Camellia, in the same way that the “Auto Alley” area is likely to merge the Granville / Harris Park areas with Parramatta?

Land owners in the surrounding area are likely to be very keen to understand the implications of the proposed Camellia Precinct on their property.

Knight Frank has a team of town planners who are well equipped to advise stakeholders in the area of the various pieces of legislation and proposed infrastructure projects that may impact on their assets.

According to David Workman, Knight Frank’s NSW Manager of Town Planning: “Timely and improved transport outcomes for the area are critical to its success as a future mixed use precinct. In this regard Transport for NSW is currently investigating four transport corridors to Parramatta with a potential for light rail or bus rapid transit as part of the Parramatta Light Rail Study. Three of these corridors support development within the Camellia precinct”.

For further information contact: David Morris, Managing Director – Sydney West, David.Morris@au.knightfrank.com or +61 412 063 099


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