About the Epping Project
240 - 244 Beecroft Road, Epping was acquired by Transport for NSW (now Sydney Metro) in 2012 for construction of the Metro North West Link tunnel and service facility. Now that construction of the Metro North West Link is complete, the remainder of the site will be developed into housing. This is consistent with existing zoning of the site for residential uses.
Building on earlier consultation with stakeholders, including a doorknock of neighbours in November 2017, Landcom further consulted with City of Parramatta Council, Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, the community and other key stakeholders to finalise concept plans for the site.
Landcom submitted a concept State Significant Development Application (SSDA) to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for the site in August 2019. After receiving public submissions on the proposal, Landcom prepared a Response to Submissions report which was submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment in November 2019. The Department asked for further information in December 2019 and we responded in April 2020.The Response to Submissions included amendments to the original plan based on feedback received through the exhibition process. The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces reviewed the revised proposal and approved the concept SSDA in July 2020.
The concept approval enables further detailed planning to be undertaken for new mixed-use development on the site, including:
- residential gross floor area of up to 37,700m2
- non-residential floor area, which may include offices, cafes, shops and medical centres, of between 750 – 1,000m2
- minimum 5% of dwellings will be Affordable Housing
- basement car parking, motorcycle parking, bicycle parking and service vehicle spaces.
In the future, the site will be sold to a developer through a competitive market tender managed by an independent sales agent.
Landcom will work with the future developer to promote design excellence, and sustainability and community outcomes in accordance with the concept approval.
At a glance
Approximately 1.012 hectares
Land use zonings
High Density Residential (R4)
New residential dwellings
Approximately 432 dwellings, including a minimum 5% dedicated to Affordable Housing.
Subject to further approvals, around four years
Meeting the needs of different people at different stages of life
Community and other stakeholder engagement
Landcom's undertook community and stakeholder consultation to inform the development of the concept plans for the Epping site. Public submissions on the concept plan were addressed in the Response to Submissions report which was submitted to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for review in December 2019.
You can review the information from the community information session held on 8 August at The Epping Club, Rawson St Epping on our website. View the information posters from the session here.
You can view the concept plans and and public submissions through the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website: www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/projects/11716
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