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About Cherrybrook

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The vision

The government-owned land around Cherrybrook Station was deemed a State Significant Precinct due to its social and economic characteristics, particularly in relation to the provision of new housing and new jobs.

State Significant Precincts respond to the NSW Government’s strategies for providing well designed buildings and public spaces, healthy environments with open space networks, trees, links to public transport and road networks, and jobs and housing. Due to their significance, State Significant Precincts are assessed by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, in consultation with the local council and the local community.

Landcom’s vision for the Cherrybrook SSP is for an inviting, welcoming place that provides a range of housing choices, open spaces for community activity, spaces for businesses and community facilities, and easy access to new metro services.

Under the proposed rezoning, development could include a mix of uses including retail, residential, services, community and open spaces.

At a glance

  • Location

    North of Castle Hill Road and bounded by Robert and Franklin Roads, Cherrybrook

  • Council area

    Hornsby Shire  

  • Land size

    7.7 hectares (3.5 hectares of developable land)

  • New residential dwellings

    Subject to further studies

  • Delivery timing

    Subject to approval, up to 10+ years, delivered in stages

  • Potential land uses

    Subject to further studies, uses could include community space, retail, commercial and open space 

  • Diverse housing

    Meeting the needs of different people at different life stages

Cherrybrook Station Government Land State Significant Precinct

The Cherrybrook Station Government Land State Significant Precinct (Cherrybrook SSP) is 7.7 hectares in area and includes Cherrybrook Station, the commuter carpark, Bradfield Parade and vacant land to the east of the station. The site is bound by Castle Hill Road to the south, Franklin Road to the south-east, and Robert Road to the north-west. The focus of community engagement is on the 3.5 hectares of vacant land in the eastern section of the site.

Landcom is seeking to change the Cherrybrook SSP site zoning to enable lively mixed-use development around the new Cherrybrook Station. We have commissioned the technical investigations and reports required by Study Requirements issued by the Department of Planning and Environment. When complete, these studies will provide information to support planning for the Cherrybrook SSP.

The rezoning application will propose high level planning controls to amend the Hornsby Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013 and Hornsby Development Control Plan (DCP) 2013, including heights, open space provision and setbacks. The application will include an indicative concept plan that shows development possibilities under the proposed rezoning.

Rezoning application lodgement

We have received a broad range of feedback from the community and other stakeholders about the options for the Cherrybrook precinct. We are refining the proposal so it can best achieve the vision precinct.

We are expecting to submit the rezoning package to the Department of Planning and Environment for public exhibition in the first half of 2022. After our rezoning application is lodged, the Department of Planning and Environment will place it on public exhibition for further comment. We will provide an update to the community once the application is on public exhibition.

The Department will then review the submissions it receives, before the Minister for Planning makes a final decision.




Cherrybrook Station government-owned lands declared a State Significant Precinct



  • Rezoning proposal investigation
  • Community consultation to inform Cherrybrook Stations State Significant Precinct proposal


  • Further rezoning proposal investigation
  • Concept plan development


  • Rezoning proposal is placed on public exhibition by Department of Planning and Environment
  • Minister for Planning makes a determination about whether to rezone the site

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