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About Cherrybrook

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Previous community engagement

Thank you to the many people who shared their thoughts about the future of the government owned land at Cherrybrook Station

The consultation period closed in September 2020 and we are reviewing the feedback you provided to refine the proposal.

We have done an initial review of the feedback, and heard that some people:

  • value the Blue Gum High Forest and the green, leafy look and feel of Cherrybrook
  • want more cafes, restaurants and safe places for young people to meet, while others told us they were happy to use services in Castle Hill and Epping
  • think the provision of affordable housing for people such as teachers, nurses, disability and childcare workers, and emergency workers like paramedics and police was a great idea
  • are concerned about the impact on traffic congestion and parking
  • are concerned about the capacity of schools in the area
  • are opposed to the proposed maximum building height of up to eight storeys.

Consultation activities

Community consultation about the rezoning of land near Cherrybrook Station began in late July 2020 and ended in late September 2020. We invited participation by:

  • delivering flyers to 2,100 properties in Cherrybrook and West Pennant Hills
  • posting social media announcements on Facebook and LinkedIn
  • sending an update to people who have registered interest in the project
  • emailing 72 Cherrybrook community groups, service providers and businesses
  • sending a media announcement to the Northern District Times.

We also advised the local Member of Parliament and the Hornsby Shire Council Mayor and General Manager that community consultation had started.

Consultation activities included:

  • updated information about the project on our website
  • an online survey between 24 July and 6 September 2020
  • that same survey conducted over the telephone by an independent research company, aimed at collecting the opinions of three defined age groups (18-39, 40-59 and 60+ years) with roughly equal representation of each group
  • an online feedback form open until 27 September 2020
  • meetings with seven Cherrybrook community groups
  • an online community incubator held between 27 - 30 August 2020 with a follow up video conference held on 7 September 2020
  • an online coffee table conversation booklet, which closed on 27 September 2020.