Frequently asked questions
What heights will buildings be?
The revised concept proposal remains consistent with the permissible maximum building height of 68 metres, which allows for buildings up to 21 storeys.
The design of buildings will be determined during the detailed design phase, as part of future Development Applications. The applications will be placed on public exhibition to give the community an opportunity to provide feedback.
How has traffic been considered?
Residential parking spaces have been reduced from what was exhibited to reflect the proposed reduction in homes (from 1,900 homes to 1,620 homes). The proposed reduced parking spaces aim to create a transit-oriented centre by encouraging walking, cycling and public transport use, reducing the traffic impacts of the proposal.
How will Castle Hill Showground be considered in the development?
Design controls have been included in the Urban Design Guidelines for buildings with frontages to the Castle Hill Showground. The controls provide for a stepped down approach with a 4-storey podium and secondary setbacks of three metres to the towers above on both Doran Drive and Precinct East. This will provide an appropriate transition of scale and will reduce the visual impact of new buildings from the Castle Hill Showground.
What consideration has been made for a new school to manage the increase in school-aged children in the new development?
Consultation with School Infrastructure NSW (SINSW) has confirmed that a new primary school is required to meet future demand generated within the wider Hills Showground area. SINSW is undertaking a detailed review of accommodation needs and is considering options for the location of the new primary school, including access to appropriate open space. Options under consideration include the Precinct West site within the Hills Showground Station Precinct and other site/s within the wider precinct. SINSW will be working to finalise the location in the coming months.
Landcom will continue engaging with SINSW to support the identification of an appropriate school site to service the future needs of the wider Hills Showground area.
SINSW would obtain the necessary approvals for a future school as part of a separate application if required.