The rolling paddocks of Menangle (pictured), Menangle Park, Appin and Gilead is set to be developed in coming decades. Picture: Dylan Robinson
Developers … the usual suspects, Lendlease, Walker Corporation, Dahua Group and Mirvac are set to excavate, and eliminate ‘the scenic landscape’ across this beautiful region to create what they call new and vibrant – let’s say vivacious, and vivid communities … to welcome ever more CCP members … party backed Dahua requests another 5000 homes!!
IN FACT it’s so bad that even Liberal MP Nathaniel Smith told the Chronicle last month that people move to the area for a “rural lifestyle”.
–greenfield development on allotments as small as 200M2 and 6M wide, a maximum gross floor area 78% of lot size: Greenfield Housing Code
–developers make a motzer
Greater Macarthur 2040: The rural villages set to welcome 40,000 homes across the next two decades
The sprawling paddocks of Appin, Gilead and Menangle Park are set to welcome almost 40,000 houses across the next two decades, dramatically transforming southwest Sydney.
Daniel McGookin, Macarthur Chronicle
December 16, 2019
The sprawling paddocks and semirural villages of Appin, Menangle and Gilead are set to transform across the next two decades, welcoming almost 40,000 new homes.
The Greater Macarthur 2040 Interim Plan outlines the future growth of the region with major developers Lendlease, Walker Corporation, Dahua Group and Mirvac all expected to deliver new, vibrant communities.
High-density residential properties near town centres and major transport links in the greenfield developments of Appin and Gilead is encouraged by the draft plan.
Wollondilly Liberal MP Nathaniel Smith told the Chronicle last month that people move to the area for a “rural lifestyle”.
“With greenfield development, it’s best to have a plan for the whole region,” he said.
“I think we have seen in other areas of NSW where it has just been cut and pasted it hasn’t been a good urban planning outcome.
“I think if the property owners, council and state government all work together, we will get a better outcome and a better quality town out of these large areas – but you got to have your infrastructure, your roads, your NBN, your sewerage, your water, your schools, your buses and more.”
Developer Dahua Group is also pushing for high-density buildings in Menangle Park, a vision which was supported by the Campbelltown Local Planning Panel.
The Chinese-backed company is also requesting the ability to deliver more than 5000 homes in the rural area, despite the plan suggesting the potential for 4000 dwellings.
“Menangle Park will become a new urban community with a town centre providing local retail and commercial services,” the draft plan stated.
The controversial urban transformation of Gilead continues to take shape with developer Lendlease surging forward with the development of Figtree Hill estate on the site.
Community members have staged failed court battles and protests to halt construction on the site, with the draft plan indicating the area could deliver about 15,000 homes boasting a “scenic landscape”.
Appin, separated into a north and west precinct, is expected to house 20,000 homes including high-density residential.
The draft plan recommends Appin to be delivered in the “long-term”, with Walker Corporation strongly objecting to the time frame in its submission.
Developer Mirvac continues to move forward with the transformation of a 40ha site surrounding Menangle village, recently winning approval for a major subdivision and bulk earthworks.