Tallawong Station Precinct South destined for intensive urban renewal

Mark BaljakJuly 16, 20180 min read

The new Tallawong Metro Station will be the catalyst for intensive urban renewal immediately to the station's south.

NSW Government development agency Landcom will oversee the staged development which aims to capitalise upon the new station. Tallawong Metro Station is situated between the rapidly growing municipalities of Blacktown City Council and The Hills Shire Council, and site at the southeastern edge of the Northwest Growth Centre.

Architecture firm Bennett and Trimble have devised the mixed-use concept plans for the precinct which adjoins Tallawong Metro Station, which is itself approaching completion.

Expected for the Rouse Hill site are as many as 16 buildings scaled up to 8 storeys in height. Those 16 buildings are slated to hold approximately 85,000 square metres of residential space or 1,107 new dwellings.

Tallawong Station Precinct South destined for intensive urban renewal
Tullawong Station and the expected apartment enclave. Image: Landcom

In addition, some 9,000 square metres of supporting non-residential gross floor area is included, as is a 2,900 square metre central park.

The project which is 48 kilometres north-west of Sydney's CBD is one of a string of similar higher density developments looking to utilise land around the newly built Sydney Metro stations in Sydney's north-west. Landcom and Sydney Metro are working in unison with the end goal of creating approximately 11,000 new dwellings and 350,000 square metres of floorspace dedicated commercial and retail use.

Tallawong Station Precinct South is costed at $386 million.

Urban Taskforce Australia has applauded the development. Taskforce CEO, Chris Johnson said the following of the project via a media release:

The overall scale of development at Tallawong appears to be reasonable for the location at the end of the North West Metro line. The Urban Taskforce is supportive of large scale developments with a number of buildings, mixed uses and the provision of a park as this gives a sense of community and balances shared amenities with 1,100 apartments in this case.

Tallawong Station Precinct South destined for intensive urban renewal
Conferta Avenue with the Metro station in the distance. Image: Bennett and Trimble

The concept plan for 1,100 new apartments with 5 percent as rental affordable housing along with a park and retail uses has the ingredients for a quality outcome.

It is good to see that Landom’s approach to providing affordable housing is based on NSW Government’s Affordable Rental Housing SEPP of 2009 that provides the affordable housing for a 10 year period.

The Tallawong Station Precinct South concept application is on public exhibition until 9 August 2018.

The concept State Significant Development is the latest step in the intended precinct's development process, covering aspects such as appropriate size, height, and use. Should the concept seek approval a separate set of detailed plans will be submitted for approval and subsequent construction.

Associated planning documents show Tallawong Station Precinct South is expected to be developed during the 2020-2026 timeframe.

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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