Unimaginative TERRACE-Style Houses given Green Light for Oran Park

Again a proposal for 131 homes on lots ranging from 200M2 to 350M2 … the Greenfields Housing Code introduced by former Planning Minister Roberts allows for lots as tiny as 200M X 12M wide

-does not allow for tree corridors for wildlife

-nor shade for these homes!

WILL this development proceed prior to the installation of infrastructure?

A precedent has been set about streets too narrow for garbage trucks!


THE Villa World rapid sales of the first terrace houses would not happen to be due to overseas sales, would they? AND if there was not so much overseas competition lots could be a minimum say of 400M2, couldn’t they?


‘Unimaginative’: Terrace-style houses given green light for Oran Park

A $43 million development has been given the green light for Oran Park – in Sydney’s southwest — despite stinging criticism from a former mayor.

Daniel McGookin, Macarthur Chronicle

December 3, 2019

An artist impression of Arena – the approved $43 million development.
An artist impression of Arena – the approved $43 million development.

A major $43 million development in the heart of Oran Park has been given the green light, despite being blasted as “unimaginative” by a former Camden mayor.

*More than 100 terrace-style houses, featuring 131 homes in total, will be delivered on small blocks just walking distance from Oran Park Podium and the future train station.*

The terrace-style houses will be built on blocks ranging from about 200 to 350sq m.
The terrace-style houses will be built on blocks ranging from about 200 to 350sq m.

To be known as ‘Arena’, the project was approved by a Joint Regional Planning Panel on Monday on the back of stinging criticism from Camden Liberal councillor and panel member Lara Symkowiak.

“I think its an overall poor outcome and I believe our future residents deserve better,” she said. “A whole row of flat roofs in the same style is poor.”

Lara Symkowiak.
Lara Symkowiak.

Cr Symkowiak, who voted against the development, also raised concerns about how garbage trucks could manoeuvre through the narrow streets and said the design could have been “significantly improved”.

The development was ultimately approved by the rest of the panel, made up of property lawyer Justin Doyle, town planners Bruce McDonald and Julie Savet Ward, who believed the development was appropriate and would bring housing choice to the region.

A three-bedroom terrace-style house is expected to be priced about $650,000, based on the current market.

Villa World senior development manager Murray Simpson said the company had already built close to 60 terrace houses in Oran Park.

*“The first terrace houses we delivered sold out very quickly which is a great indicator,” he said. “We think they look great and we have received a great deal of positive feedback.”

Mick Owens.
Mick Owens.

General manager of Greenfields Development Company and developer of Oran Park Town, Mick Owens, said the project would take advantage of all the growing suburb has to offer.

“It gives people a different housing choice,” he said. “We are pretty happy with the style of design, quite a lot of thought has gone into it.”

Construction is expected to begin late next year.

SOURCE: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/macarthur/unimaginative-terracestyle-houses-given-green-light-for-oran-park/news-story/91cceaece610e9d187099607c0752f8e?utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_content=SocialFlow&fbclid=IwAR3_VVmwH5uUQRzUb6kR2_9xrWR0eCW3wpdAA-AVGE5RKg5eSupZSXMp7EM