Landcom and Sydney Metro’s vision for the Cherrybrook State Significant Precinct is for a vibrant and leafy mixed-use community; a welcoming place that provides a range of housing choices, open space for community activity, local retail and business spaces, a community facility and easy access to the metro.
Landcom, on behalf of Sydney Metro, is seeking to change the Cherrybrook State Significant Precinct site zoning to achieve our vision and have recently submitted a rezoning application to the Department of Planning and Environment. Under the proposed rezoning, development could include a mix of uses including retail, residential, services, community and open spaces.
At a glance
North of Castle Hill Road and bounded by Robert and Franklin Roads, Cherrybrook
7.7 hectares (3.5 hectares of developable land)
New residential dwellings
Around 390 new homes, with five storey buildings when viewed from Bradfield Parade
Subject to approval, up to 10+ years, delivered in stages
Potential land uses
More than a hectare of public space, 3,200m2 of retail space, and a 1,300m2 multi-purpose community facility
Meeting the needs of different people at different life stages
About the rezoning application
The government-owned land around Cherrybrook Station is classified by the Department of Planning and Environment as 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, rezoning applications for State Significant Precincts are assessed by the Department of Planning and Environment, in consultation with the local council and the local community.
The Cherrybrook 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 north and 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 future development is on the 3.5 hectares of vacant land in the northern and eastern section of the site.
Landcom, on behalf of Sydney Metro, is seeking to change the Cherrybrook SSP site zoning to enable lively mixed-use development around the new Cherrybrook Station. We commissioned technical investigations and reports required by Study Requirements issued by the Department of Planning and Environment. These studies provided information to support planning for the Cherrybrook SSP.
We have received a broad range of feedback from the community and other stakeholders about the options for the Cherrybrook SSP and have lodged the rezoning application with the Department of Planning and Environment.
The submitted rezoning application proposes amendments to the Hornsby Local Environmental Plan 2013 and seeks approval for a site-specific design guide. This planning framework includes controls relating to various aspects of future development, such as building heights, open space provision and setbacks. The application includes a Reference Scheme that shows development possibilities under the proposed rezoning. The Reference Scheme is indicative only, the development of the Cherrybrook SSP will require additional detailed planning approvals should the site be rezoned.
View the Reference Scheme flythrough
Public exhibition of the rezoning application
The Cherrybrook SSP rezoning application is on public exhibition until 11.59pm, 28 August 2022. The Department of Planning and Environment is hosting the exhibition.
Information about the public exhibition is available at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/cherrybrook.
We encourage the community to review the technical studies and Reference Scheme on display. Feedback can be given in a formal submission.
The Reference Scheme would allow for:
- around 390 homes, including a minimum of 5% Affordable Housing for very low, low and middle income earners such as teachers, nurses, cleaners and retail workers
- building heights up to five storeys when viewed from Bradfield Parade. The Reference Scheme includes an additional lower ground storey of retail and community floor space (when viewed from the north) to assist in activating the public open space around the environmental space and improving passive surveillance
- more than one hectare of public open space including a village square, community open space and environmental space around the pond and next to the Blue Gum High Forest
- a 1,300m2 multifunctional community space to house a multi-purpose community centre, this may include a library
- up to 3,200m2 of retail space which could include cafes, restaurants, and supermarket
- a new pedestrian and cycle connection through the site
- around 376 car parking spaces and 177 bicycle parking spaces
- a blend of landscaping, architecture and design to support a village type atmosphere
- increased tree canopy and green cover on the site, and the protection of the Blue Gum High Forest outside of the site.
Once public exhibition closes, the Department of Planning and Environment will review the submissions it receives before the Minister for Planning makes a final decision on whether to approve the application.
If the rezoning application is approved, the future developer will be required to prepare more detailed plans for the site, which will be assessed against the adopted planning controls.
We will continue to update this page as the application progresses.
Cherrybrook Station government-owned lands declared a State Significant Precinct
- Rezoning proposal investigation
- Community consultation to inform Cherrybrook Station State Significant Precinct proposal
- Further rezoning proposal investigation
- Reference Scheme development
- Rezoning proposal is placed on public exhibition by Department of Planning and Environment
- Minister for Planning to make a determination about whether to rezone the site