Landcom revise plans for 1200-apartment Macarthur Gardens masterplan in South West Sydney

Withdrawing previous development applications, including plans for 56 terraces, the new concept plan seeks a mixed-use high-density development that delivers a better outcome for both the community and the environment.

Landcom revise plans for 1200-apartment Macarthur Gardens masterplan in South West Sydney
Aerial shot of proposed Macarthur Gardens North residences. Image sourced

Landcom’s huge Macarthur Gardens development, which has been on the cards since 2015, has had its plans revised by the developer of its first release of apartments in the South West Sydney masterplan.

The group implemented feedback from the community to update the project over the years, with changes including increasing the area of vegetation preserved to further protect ecologically sensitive bushland and the natural creek corridor, as well as increased walking paths and active spaces.

“We have now updated our masterplan for Macarthur Gardens North and have lodged a new development application with the Campbelltown City Council,” a Landcom spokesperson said. 

Landcom revise plans for 1200-apartment Macarthur Gardens masterplan in South West Sydney
Landcom's proposed residential masterplanned community in south-west Sydney. Image sourced. 

Withdrawing previous development applications, including plans for 56 terraces, the new concept plan seeks a mixed-use high-density development that delivers a better outcome for both the community and the environment.

“Macarthur Gardens North will provide new homes and open spaces, close to public transport, shops and educational facilities. A diverse range of housing types will accommodate the changing needs and demographics of the Macarthur region and provide more opportunity for households to buy their own home,” said Landcom.

The 16 apartment blocks will be delivered in one of the most rapid-growing areas in New South Wales, with the developers acquiring a 18.3-hectare site at Goldsmith Avenue in Campbelltown, next to the new Macarthur metro station. 

Around 53-kilometres southwest of the Sydney CBD, the project will comprise 1250 dwellings over nine-storeys, with a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, along with 2000 sqm of retail and commercial space.

Constructed in a cluster of four buildings, the residences will sit amongst community gardens and spaces, with links to surrounding amenity, increasing foot traffic in and around the development.

Landcom is also planning a new civic plaza, a central park and active play spaces as well as more than 13-hectares of open space, preserving Cumberland Plain Woodland, River Flat Eucalypt Forest and Bow Bowing Reserve.

Built along Bow Bowing Creek, Macarthur Gardens North links directly to the station and railway corridor, which runs east to west alongside the site, via a new arrival plaza and walkway.

Landcom also plans to incorporate transport initiatives through a regional east-west cycle network and various walking paths alongside Bow Bowing Creek, connecting with Gilchrist Oval and new sporting fields.

Landcom revise plans for 1200-apartment Macarthur Gardens masterplan in South West Sydney
Landcom's proposed masterplanned community. Image sourced

The arrival plaza and park alongside Macarthur station will link commuters to the precinct's key destinations including Western Sydney University, TAFE, MGN and Macarthur Heights, which are all to the north of the site.

In a continued effort to provide for the community, the master planned development has been designed and will be delivered as a 5 Star Green Star Community, with the group also set to dedicate five per cent of new homes at Macarthur Heights, a future neighbourhood within Macarthur Gardens North, to affordable housing.

Pending approvals, construction is slated for mid-2023, with sales to commence in 2024.  

Alison Warters

Alison Warters

Alison Warters is a property journalist for Urban, based in Sydney. Alison is especially interested in the evolution of the New Build/Development space, when it comes to design innovation and sustainability.

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