Leppington leaps forward as another Sydney apartment stronghold

Leppington leaps forward as another Sydney apartment stronghold
Leppington leaps forward as another Sydney apartment stronghold

Leppington's latest prospective medium density development has asserted itself as one of the emerging apartment enclaves largest.

The abundance of large greenfield blocks has not only given way to detached housing estates, but also an increasing number of hulking, albeit low and medium rise apartment developments. Leppington's relatively close proximity to the Western Sydney Airport has seen a rush of apartment developments come forth, with 297 Bringelly Road one of the latest.

Under plans lodged with Camden Council during June, 360 apartments are expected within two apartment buildings spanning 8 levels.

Urban Link's design for entity G and A Mourched Pty Ltd would replace an early learning centre and vacant land across the site. The development is a mere 100 metres from Leppington Railway Station.

Leppington leaps forward as another Sydney apartment stronghold
297 Bringelly Road rendered in its semi rural context. Planning image: Urban Link

Dwellings within the proposed development include 2 studio, 79 single bedroom, 242 double bedroom, 34 triple bedroom, and 4 quadruple bedroom options.

297 Bringelly Road's bulk and almost utilitarian exterior expression are balanced out by the liberal landscaping atop and surrounding both buildings. Melissa Wilson Landscape Architects have handled the project's green aspects; given there's little existing civic infrastructure in the area the inclusion of large green areas across the site has taken on added importance.

To that end, both the buildings are bisected by a green spine, with internal courtyards also included within the U-shaped buildings.

Every available square metre across both rooftops has also been dedicated to communal green space. Included on either rooftop is a BBQ area, playground, vegetable garden and viewing platforms.

Leppington leaps forward as another Sydney apartment stronghold
Ground level expectations. Planning image: Urban Link

Leppington's emergence as another Sydney apartment hub dates back to 2015 when rezoning was confirmed for the area, allowing for a future expected population of 30,000 people. Approximately 50 kilometres south-west of the Sydney CBD, the priority growth area includes a major centre surrounding Leppington Railway Station.

Aside from 297 Bringelly Road which sits north of the station on the Bus 855 route, the bulk of other apartment developments are sited south of the station.

Approved is 76 Rickard Road which gained the nod during late 2017 via the Sydney Western City Planning Panel, whilst various other projects of note are under assessment. 202 Byron Road215 Rickard Road and 120 Ingleburn Road are still active at planning and have the ability to add as many as 2,157 apartments when combined with 297 Bringelly Road.

It is though not all smooth sailing for developers wishing to stake a claim in Leppington28 Ingleburn Road was refused early during 2018, with a similar fate dealt to 35 Ingleburn Road only last month.

Leppington leaps forward as another Sydney apartment stronghold
76 Rickard Road with 202 Byron Road and 215 Rickard Road

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak was a co-founder of Urban.com.au. He passed away on Thursday 8th of November 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was 37. Mark was a keen traveller, having visited all six permanently-inhabited continents and had a love of craft beer. One of his biggest passions was observing the change that has occurred in Melbourne over the past two decades. In that time he built an enormous library of photos, all taken by him, which tracked the progress of construction on building sites from across metropolitan Melbourne.

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