Frequently asked questions
What heights will buildings be?
The approved concept proposal is consistent with the permissible maximum building height of 68 metres, which allows for buildings up to 20-21 storeys.
The design of buildings will be determined during the detailed design phase, as part of future development applications. The development applications will be placed on public exhibition to give the community an opportunity to provide feedback.
How has traffic been considered?
A maximum of 1,782 residential car parking spaces (including visitor parking) is permissible. The number of car parking spaces reflects that the precinct is designed to enable the local community to walk, cycle and use public transport.
How will Castle Hill Showground be considered in the development?
The Urban Design Guidelines include design controls for buildings that face onto the Castle Hill Showground. The controls provide for a stepped down approach to provide an appropriate transition of building heights to be human scale at the street level and to promote high quality architectural designs.
When will construction commence?
Construction is subject to additional detailed design for each precinct. Landcom’s development partners will prepare and lodge their detailed design State Significant Development Application with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, which will require further stakeholder and community consultation.
Our first development partner is Deicorp, who will manage the delivery of the Doran Drive Precinct.
What consideration has been made for a new school?
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.
We will continue engaging with SINSW to help identify an appropriate site to meet the future needs of the wider Hills Showground area.