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Sydney Metro Northwest Places Program

Landcom and Sydney Metro are working together to plan new places for communities to live, work, shop and play with the easy convenience of Metro North West Line right nearby.

These are Sydney Metro Northwest Places and stretch from Rouse Hill to Epping, providing:

  • a range of housing choices
  • spaces for businesses, workplaces and community facilities
  • walkable places with great access to great transport
  • sustainable places for current and future communities.

These places will develop over time, up to 10 years or more for some projects, but will be inviting, accessible, walkable places from day one. Over 10 years, the program will deliver:

  • up to 10,000 new dwellings including diverse housing types for new and future residents
  • up to 350,000mof floorspace dedicated to employment in retail and commercial enterprises
  • parks and spaces for community use
  • community facilities.

Transit oriented development

The delivery of high quality places in response to transit oriented development opportunities is essential. Landcom and Sydney Metro have the opportunity to deliver vibrant precincts and new communities built around modern transport options. The map below shows the Landcom development locations in relation to the new Metro North West Line. Learn more   about the northwest transport network.


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SMNW Places program wide map

The vision

The vision for Sydney Metro Northwest Places is for:


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a range of housing choices

  • for people at different life stages
  • a minimum 5% Affordable Housing across the program.
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spaces for businesses, workplaces and community facilities

  • jobs close to home
  • to support strong local economies
  • creating thriving local centres.
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walkable places with great access to great transport

  • open street networks and paths connecting places to stations

  • connected to existing paths and cycleways.
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sustainable places for current and future communities

  • open spaces for communities to enjoy
  • environmentally sustainable principles such as water and energy efficient design
  • well-designed public spaces and buildings that demonstrate design excellence.
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Landcom's role in the Northwest Metro Places Program

Landcom is the master developer for land owned by Sydney Metro around new Sydney Metro Northwest stations  . As master developer, we are leading studies to support planning for project sites, working with local councils, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, other government agencies, local businesses and communities to shape plans for projects.

We are partnering with the private sector to deliver projects across the program.

As part of our commitment to deliver inviting, welcoming and engaging local public spaces close to new Sydney Metro Northwest Stations, we are delivering:

  • large-scale public art projects across site hoardings at Tallawong, Kellyville, Bella Vista, Hills Showground and Cherrybrook
  • temporary public spaces opposite a number of metro stations.


About Landcom

Landcom is the NSW Government’s land and property development organisation. We are a State Owned Corporation working with government and the private and not-for-profit sectors to deliver exemplary housing projects that provide social and economic benefits to the people of NSW.

Landcom helps the NSW Government achieve its urban management objectives by taking a lead role in improving the supply, diversity and affordability of new housing in Sydney and NSW.

Our mission is to create more affordable and sustainable communities.

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About Metro North West

Sydney’s first metro line, the Metro North West, opened on 26 May 2019. Services at the 13 metro stations operate every four minutes in the peak in each direction on Australia’s first driverless railway. There is a metro station at each of the eight Sydney Metro Northwest Places.

Sydney Metro is being extended from the north west, to Sydney CBD through new underground city stations and beyond to the south west.

By 2024, Sydney will have 31 metro railway stations and a 66km standalone metro railway system, revolutionising the way Australia’s biggest city travels.

Travel times from our Sydney Metro Northwest Places to Sydney’s CBD will be between 30 to 50 minutes by 2024, supporting access to local business, jobs, education, healthcare and services.

For metro operational information and service information, go to the Transport for NSW website

Check out Sydney Metro’s website for further information about the future of Sydney Metro.