Lidcombe's Carter Street Precinct receives a considerable residential application

Lidcombe's Carter Street Precinct receives a considerable residential application
Lidcombe's Carter Street Precinct receives a considerable residential application

A heavily industrial pocket of Lidcombe may turn high rise residential if a planning application for 2 Hill Road is looked upon favourably.

Flush against the Western Motorway and surrounded by industrial estates, applicant HP Subsidiary Pty Ltd is hoping their $114 million bid for three residential buildings gains approval, after being submitted with Parramatta City Council during May. 2 Hill Road sits on the periphery of the Carter Street Precinct, a zone earmarked for urban regeneration under a plan backed by the NSW Government.

The application shapes as one of the first for the area which has yet to see development of any substance.

Lidcombe's Carter Street Precinct receives a considerable residential application
Street level perspective. Planning image: integrated DESIGN group

Architecture practice integrated DESIGN group has taken on design duties for the project which consists of 302 apartments. The split sees 126 single bedroom, 159 dual bedroom and 17 triple bedroom apartments across three separate buildings.

The apartments will be supported by 379 car parking bays across 5 basement levels. The tallest building within the application spans 16 levels or 53 metres, marginally taller than an adjoining 15 level tower, whilst a more modest 6 level structure rounds out the built form.

The smallest building will feature a rooftop terrace shrouded in a lattice-like structure with a sight line over Haslams Creek.

Lidcombe's Carter Street Precinct receives a considerable residential application
Haslams Creek perspective. Planning image: integrated DESIGN group

The 14,724 square metre triangular currently serves as an open air storage yard. Approximately half the site is dedicated toward open space, with landscape architect SiteDesign + Studios taking on design responsibilities for the ground plane.

In their report on the project, they highlight the opportunity presented by the sprawling site:

The landscape design for the proposed residential development will provide an extensive area of usable landscaped open space with direct access to the public domain and the proposed Share Way, east of the existing stormwater channel.

The design includes important linkages to the pedestrian and cycle networks proposed under the Carter Street Precinct DCP and suggests ways in which high quality public spaces could be enhanced e.g. a future bicycle bridge opposite the proposed central pedestrian spine could be provided by others to enable a direct link to Newington and the Parramatta foreshore beyond.

The design includes displays of Public Art Work using local community artists and water features which extend the axii of the resident lobbies into the public domain, visually connecting with Haslams Creek or other key points in the public domain.

Having only been submitted last month, the City Significant Development is some time off a final decision.

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Apartments Urban Renewal Lidcombe

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