Historic Eveleigh rail building brought back to life
The public will have a rare opportunity to visit the historic Chief Mechanical Engineer’s (CME) Office courtyard at North Eveleigh, as part of a community day marking the centenary of the 1917 Great Strike that began at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops.
Public to have their say on Bays Market District
Sydneysiders have the opportunity to shape the principles that will guide the creation of a masterplan for Sydney Harbour’s next destination. UrbanGrowth NSW is seeking feedback on draft principles that will inform the creation of a masterplan for the Bays Market District, including a rejuvenated Sydney Fish Market.
Oran Park Town vision wins award for excellence
UrbanGrowth NSW and Greenfields Development Company’s shared vision of creating a vibrant new community at Oran Park Town in Sydney’s southwest has been recognised with an industry award for excellence.
Urban designers and engineers appointed for Bays Market District
The next step in the transformation of the Bays Market District is under way, with the appointment of a team of consultants to work on preparing a masterplan for Sydney harbour’s next destination.
Council decision another step forward for Parramatta North
UrbanGrowth NSW has welcomed the City of Parramatta’s decision to adopt the Development Control Plan for the Parramatta North urban transformation program.
Government supply chain bolstered by Indigenous businesses
Indigenous-owned businesses will have greater access to multimillion-dollar tendering and procurement opportunities under an agreement between UrbanGrowth NSW and Supply Nation.
Geotechnical testing for Bays Market District
Contractors for UrbanGrowth NSW will undertake geotechnical testing over the next month as part of ongoing planning for the new Bays Market District at Glebe.
3XN wins contract to design new Sydney Fish Market
One of Europe’s leading architectural firms has been chosen to design the new $250m-plus Sydney Fish Market at the head of Blackwattle Bay.
Newcastle to host international Vanguard conference
Next City Vanguard is coming to Newcastle and will bring with it 50 of the best and brightest young urban thinkers and innovators from the Americas, New Zealand, and Australia.
Ideas begin to sprout at Parramatta heritage core
UrbanGrowth NSW today released a community engagement report that captures a range of ideas on the potential future uses of the heritage core at the Parramatta North urban transformation site.
Restoration works proposed for Newcastle Station
Revitalising Newcastle is another step closer to delivering on its promises to the community, through the lodgement this week of a Development Application (DA) for stage one restoration and maintenance works of Newcastle Station.
Bays Precinct undergoes fitness workout
Surveys of local residents, schools, and sporting groups on the future recreational needs of The Bays Precinct in Sydney’s inner west have received hundreds of responses.
First residents move into Green Square Town Centre
The first residents have officially been welcomed into their new home at the $8bn Green Square Town Centre development in Sydney’s inner south. Ebsworth is the first residential apartment building to be completed at Green Square by Mirvac and UrbanGrowth NSW and its official opening signals a major milestone for the precinct’s transformation.
Community invited to Open Day at Parramatta North
A glimpse of the past, as well as a vision for the future, will be on display at the Parramatta North open day this May, to help mark National Archaeology Week.
Novocastrians support restoration and reuse of former Newcastle Station and improved public domain at Civic Station
The Revitalising Newcastle team today released the findings of the latest round of community engagement on the preferred future uses of Newcastle and Civic stations and surrounding precincts.
Heritage renewal to drive jobs and homes at Parramatta North
UrbanGrowth NSW is supporting the growth of Sydney’s second CBD through the delivery of new housing and jobs as part of its Parramatta North Urban Transformation Program.
Artists to take up residencies at new Clothing Store Studios
Carriageworks and UrbanGrowth NSW today announced the seven artists and one architectural studio awarded residencies in the newly refurbished and subsidised Artist Studios at The Clothing Store, North Eveleigh, located within the Carriageworks multi-arts precinct.
New fish market project lures top talent to The Bays
Design consortiums from Australia, the United States and Europe recently vyed for the opportunity to design Sydney’s new fish market at Glebe.
Statement on Google and White Bay Power Station
UrbanGrowth NSW and Google Australia have come to a mutual agreement to not proceed further with negotiations to establish a new headquarters for the company at the White Bay Power Station site.
Lachlan’s Line ‘Lights Up’ with community spirit
Over 1,500 people ventured out over two nights last weekend to enjoy the Lights Up Festival at Lachlan’s Line and get a first look at the development’s new facilities.
Community updates on The Bays Precinct
UrbanGrowth NSW today invited the local community to drop-in at two information sessions in early April to receive the latest information on The Bays Precinct, including an update on recent active recreation surveys.
Lights Up Festival - a sneak preview of Lachlan’s Line
Lachlan’s Line, a new urban village located near Macquarie Park in North Ryde, will be open to the public for the first time, as part of a two-day community festival this month.
UrbanGrowth NSW building a sustainable Sydney
Developments on government-owned land in Sydney will become carbon neutral, water positive and produce zero waste by 2028, under a new sustainability strategy released for public comment today.
Archaeological digs uncover fascinating finds at Parramatta North
Australia’s rich indigenous and colonial history is being further explored through archaeological investigations at Parramatta.
Heritage and community align with plumb delivery at Thornton
In honour of the 1892 cricket match between Lord Sheffield’s touring side and a local Nepean Team, a special Thornton cricket team is being established for a one-off T20 game against the Penrith Cricket Club.
Construction on Oran Park Town Library begins
Work has commenced on building an iconic, $13.8m Library and Community Centre for residents of Oran Park Town and greater Camden in Sydney’s west.
Process to create Sydney’s Bays Market District begins
UrbanGrowth NSW today commenced a call for urban designers to register their interest in
developing a masterplan for Sydney’s next premiere destination, the Bays Market District.
Geotechnical testing in Blackwattle Bay
UrbanGrowth NSW will undertake geotechnical testing in the waters of Blackwattle Bay over the next month to help plan for the transformation of the Bays Market District, as part of The Bays Precinct Urban Transformation Program.
Looking to the future: former rail corridor ready for Newcastle's next chapter
Work to clear the former heavy rail corridor is now complete, making way for new opportunities and marking a key milestone in the revitalisation of Newcastle.
Clothing Store set to open as new arts and community hub at Carriageworks
The Clothing Store at North Eveleigh will be activated as a new temporary arts and creative, community-focused facility under an exciting partnership between UrbanGrowth NSW and Carriageworks.
UrbanGrowth NSW and HDC welcome University of Newcastle expansion
UrbanGrowth NSW and Hunter Development Corporation (HDC) have welcomed Premier Mike Baird’s announcement today that will see the University of Newcastle (UON) significantly increase its inner city presence and become a major catalyst in the revitalisation of Newcastle.
Another step towards transforming Parramatta North
UrbanGrowth NSW has lodged a development application with the City of Parramatta Council as the next step in the Parramatta North Urban Transformation Program (PNUT).
UrbanGrowth NSW Chief Executive to step down
The Chairman of UrbanGrowth NSW John Brogden today announced that Chief Executive David Pitchford will leave the organisation at the end of the year to pursue new professional challenges.
Sanctuary Estate final release stages sold
UrbanGrowth NSW has sold the final 200 undeveloped lots in its Sanctuary Estate residential project at Newcastle.
Revitalising Newcastle plans big bang to open Market Street Lawn
Revitalising Newcastle will open a new public space in the centre of Newcastle next month with a fun and festive celebration designed to entertain the whole family.
Vibrant East End another step closer with sale
UrbanGrowth NSW and The GPT Group today announced they had sold the prime 1.66ha inner-city site through a competitive expression of interest process to Sydney developer Iris Capital.
Military tracker dogs honoured in new Edmondson Park sculpture
The combat work of military tracker dogs during the Vietnam War has been honoured in a new bronze sculpture at Edmondson Park in Sydney’s Southwest.
Information sessions for Riverstone following subdivision order
UrbanGrowth NSW will begin the first of a number of information sessions for about 50 landowner groups set to benefit from a new development plan for Riverstone Scheduled Lands in Sydney’s Northwest.
Sale of Warnervale Town Centre site brings precinct one step closer to delivery
Sale of Warnervale Town Centre site brings precinct one step closer to delivery UrbanGrowth NSW has completed its involvement in the Warnervale Town Centre, following the exchange of contracts for the sale of its landholding to a preferred developer.
Ideas Festival to shape future of Newcastle and Civic station precincts
The Revitalising Newcastle team is inviting the community to participate in the 2016 Ideas Festival to help shape the future use and design of Newcastle and Civic station precincts.
Supporting start-ups and innovation in Sydney
UrbanGrowth NSW is backing innovative new businesses and start-up activity to support the growth of innovation districts and new industries in Sydney. In partnership with Jobs for NSW, UrbanGrowth NSW is sponsoring the ‘Bridge to MassChallenge Australia’ competition.
Neglected corridor set for multi-million dollar makeover
A revitalised Parramatta Road corridor is one step closer today, with the release of the Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy following three years of consultation between UrbanGrowth NSW and local councils.
Growing ideas for the heritage precinct at Parramatta North
UrbanGrowth NSW today announced the list of community, academic, industry and government speakers for Sprout: Growing ideas for Parramatta North Heritage Precinct, a two-day public engagement event to discuss future uses of the historic site.
Registrations open for design of new Bayside market
UrbanGrowth NSW today opened the registration of interest for design and engineer services for a rejuvenated Sydney Fish Market as it moved into the next stage of delivery for The Bays Precinct.
Design excellence the focus of new advisory panel
UrbanGrowth NSW has established an advisory panel to act as the organisation’s design champion for major urban transformation projects.
Sale drives delivery of priority precinct at Wentworth Point
UrbanGrowth NSW together with Roads and Maritime Services has concluded the sale of a premium 9.45ha site at Wentworth Point to an international property developer.
UrbanGrowth NSW’s commitment to engagement recognised with two awards
UrbanGrowth NSW has been recognised overnight at the IAP2 Australasia Core Values Awards Dinner in Adelaide, winning both the Planning Award 2016, and Project of the Year Award 2016 for The Bays Precinct, Sydney.
New Head of Projects Portfolio appointed
UrbanGrowth NSW today welcomed the appointment of Barry Mann to drive the delivery of its urban transformation projects across Sydney.
UrbanGrowth NSW welcomes public briefing on planning proposal
The Newcastle Urban Transformation and Transport Program has welcomed Newcastle City Council’s request for a public briefing of its planning proposal.
UrbanGrowth NSW and Mirvac sign anchor tenant as new Green Square Town Centre takes shape
Green Square Town Centre will become home to a brand new Woolworths supermarket from mid-2017, as UrbanGrowth NSW and Mirvac forge ahead with the delivery of inner Sydney’s newest suburb, the $8 billion Green Square Town Centre.
Thousands more home sites unlocked across Sydney
A program aimed at unlocking government-owned land to boost housing supply across Sydney has reached its half way point, months ahead of schedule.
Landmark collaboration agreement expanded to include two new institutions
A landmark agreement that gives NSW university students and academics the opportunity to shape major urban transformation programs has expanded to include eight institutions.
Lake Neighbourhood Centre opens at The Ponds
UrbanGrowth NSW will today officially hand over a $3m lakeside neighbourhood centre to Blacktown City Council as part of its award winning masterplanned community at The Ponds.
UrbanGrowth NSW welcomes appointment of Ken Kanofski
UrbanGrowth NSW Chief Executive David Pitchford today welcomed the appointment of Ken Kanofski as Chief Executive of Roads and Maritime Services.
First private building at Green Square Town Centre reaches topping out
UrbanGrowth NSW and Mirvac Group (‘Mirvac’) today marked a significant milestone in the development of Sydney’s $8 billion Green Square Town Centre with a traditional Topping Out ceremony that dates back centuries.
UrbanGrowth NSW Chief Executive appointed to academic post
UrbanGrowth NSW today announced that Chief Executive David Pitchford has accepted an academic appointment at the University of New South Wales.
Heritage works underway at Chief Mechanical Engineer’s Office
UrbanGrowth NSW today announced a welcome heritage restoration project involving one of Sydney’s iconic railway buildings as part of the Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation and Transport Program.
Heritage repair work begins at Parramatta North
Repair works and archaeological testing are underway at Parramatta North, as part of a program to conserve the important heritage of the area.
UrbanGrowth NSW lodges planning proposal to connect Newcastle to waterfront
UrbanGrowth NSW will today lodge its planning proposal for Newcastle’s former heavy rail corridor that will lay the first foundations for the rezoning of surplus land to connect the city to its waterfront and drive jobs, tourism and economic growth in the harbour city.
UrbanGrowth NSW superlots on sale at Lachlan's Line
UrbanGrowth NSW is calling for expressions of interest for a second stage land release at Lachlan’s Line, a transit-oriented development located in the fast growing Macquarie Park corridor in Sydney’s North.
UrbanGrowth NSW to become master developer of new tech hub at White Bay Power Station.
UrbanGrowth NSW Chairman John Brogden today announced that the organisation will become the master developer of the White Bay Power Station, following the closure of the Request for Proposals (RFP) process.
Engaging the next generation of Sydneysiders
The next generation of Sydneysiders now has a new way to learn about and engage with plans for the future of their city.
Statement on Waterloo and Central to Eveleigh Density
A draft Central to Eveleigh urban transformation strategy will be considered by government and released publicly for comment later this year.
Parramatta Road Consultation Outcomes Report Released
The views of 10 councils and feedback from more than 3,500 people will help inform the NSW Government’s 30-year strategy to renew the Parramatta Road corridor, one of Sydney’s most congested thoroughfares.
Youth Art Creates Ripples At Potts Hill
There’s a watery theme to two new works of public art at Potts Hill.
The ‘Ripple Edge’ artworks, which are part of the ‘Water Stories’ public art project, honour the role of Potts Hill Reservoir in supplying water to Sydney.
A new lease of life for Bambi Kindergarten at Edmondson Park
UrbanGrowth NSW has started construction of the new $1.5 million Bambi Kindergarten at Edmondson Park in Sydney’s Southwest, giving a new lease of life to a pre-school dating back more than 60 years.
Development approval signals revitalisation
UrbanGrowth NSW and The GPT Group have welcomed today’s decision by the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) to approve their East End development application subject to conditions.
New era begins at Australian Technology Park
Australian Technology Park (ATP) will begin a new chapter in its rich history following the completion of its sale to a Mirvac-led consortium.
Riverstone development plan wins landowner support
Property owners in the Riverstone Scheduled Lands Precinct A (Stages 1-3) in Sydney’s Northwest have voted overwhelmingly in support of a proposed development plan that will enable the subdivision of their existing lots and deliver essential infrastructure and services.
University partnership to shape urban areas
Planning Minister Rob Stokes today announced a new agreement to encourage collaboration and cooperation between universities across the state and UrbanGrowth NSW.
Land owners to vote on first scheduled lands plan at Riverstone
Land owners in Precinct A of the Riverstone "scheduled lands" had until the end of March to cast their vote on a development plan that would enable the subdivision of their existing lots and deliver essential infrastructure and services to those lots.
Central Park at Lachlan’s Line begins to take shape
The Lachlan’s Line urban village project at North Ryde is beginning to take shape with construction moving from roads and pathways onto the public park and play area known as Central Park.
Latest plans for North Eveleigh on show
Latest plans for North Eveleigh on show UrbanGrowth NSW will release the latest plans for the transformation of North Eveleigh to the community next week, outlining concepts for housing, a new park and community facilities to benefit generations to come.
Significant interest in proposal to transform White Bay Power Station
UrbanGrowth NSW has received significant interest from a range of Australian and international contenders hoping to lead the transformation of Sydney’s iconic White Bay Power Station.
Exciting era for Waterloo social housing
The ageing Waterloo social housing estate will be redeveloped into a world-class vibrant community with more social, affordable and private housing, following the NSW Government’s announcement of the new Waterloo Metro Station.
Sydney Metro to rejuvenate Waterloo
Waterloo has been selected as the 31st station on Sydney Metro – providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to renew the area’s social housing and increase the supply of new homes close to the CBD.
Station plaza opened
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today declared open the station plaza at Thornton in North Penrith, and more than 7 hectares of public open space, including parks, two playgrounds and public artwork.
AVJennings wins tender for South-West Sydney residential site
UrbanGrowth NSW today announced it has awarded the tender for the remaining residential subdivisions in the East Village development in Spring Farm to residential property developer, AVJennings Properties.
Central to Eveleigh community engagement update
The community has been fundamental in helping to shape plans for the future transformation of government-owned land in and around the inner-Sydney rail corridor between Central, Macdonaldtown and Erskineville stations.
Transforming the Parramatta Road corridor
For the last three months we have been out and about consulting communities and other stakeholders on the Draft Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Strategy.
The Bays Precinct Reference Group announced
UrbanGrowth NSW today announced the membership of The Bays Precinct Reference Group following a comprehensive assessment of Registrations of Interest.
Robert Leece AO RFD
UrbanGrowth NSW Chief Executive David Pitchford today extended his condolences to the family of the late Bob Leece AO RFD and paid tribute to the enormous contribution Bob made to UrbanGrowth NSW and the people of New South Wales.
Unique opportunity to celebrate and share Eveleigh's rich history
A man stood at the pearly gates,
His face was worn and old
And meekly asked the man of fate,
Admission to the 'fold'.
Thornton Hall becomes new again
Thornton Hall is set to be returned to its former glory as a grand centrepiece of the local community, with conservation works now well underway.
Overwhelming support for Newcastle city revitalisation
UrbanGrowth NSW and Newcastle City Council have released a summary of findings from the Revitalising Newcastle community engagement program. The findings show that people overwhelmingly support the revitalisation of Newcastle city centre.
Greenland Australia wins tender for Lachlan's Line sites
UrbanGrowth NSW today confirmed that a subsidiary of Greenland Australia Investment Pty Ltd has been awarded the tender for two superlots at Lachlan’s Line, near North Ryde station, at the gateway to the Macquarie Park employment corridor.
The Ponds wins PIA award
UrbanGrowth NSW and COX Architecture took out first place in the 'Plan to Place' award at the Planning Institute of Australia Awards 2015 for their work on the masterplanned suburb, The Ponds. The awards were held on 11 November at Doltone House, Hyde Park. The Ponds was also shortlisted for the 'Great Place' award.
New vision for Parramatta North
Significant changes to plans to revitalise Parramatta North’s heritage precinct were today revealed following 12 months of consultation on a 2014 rezoning request.
Technology future secured at ATP
The NSW Government today announced the sale of the Australian Technology Park (ATP) in Redfern to a Mirvac-led consortium.
Dahua wins tender for two south-west Sydney residential sites
UrbanGrowth NSW today announced it has awarded the tender for two residential land subdivision projects in Edmondson Park and Menangle Park to Dahua Group. The combined sale will accelerate housing supply in South West Sydney and is expected to deliver a total of 3,580 new houses.
Request For Proposals for White Bay Power Station
UrbanGrowth NSW today held an industry briefing on the Request For Proposals for the adaptive re-use of White Bay Power Station, and the development and activation of its forecourt which extends to the water’s edge.
Updated Riverstone Scheduled Lands Ballot
Planning Minister Rob Stokes today announced a revised development plan for the Riverstone Scheduled Lands will be put to a landholder vote.
Call For Great Ideas
UrbanGrowth NSW today published a summary report on the ‘Great Ideas’ nominated by the independent assessment panel of experts in the “Call for Great Ideas” process that was part of the development of its Transformation Plan for The Bays Precinct.
Making it happen in The Bays
White Bay Power Station will be reborn as a hub for knowledge-intensive industries and there will be a continuous waterfront promenade from Balmain to Pyrmont, NSW Premier Mike Baird and Planning Minister Rob Stokes announced today, as they released the NSW Government’s plan for the transformation of Sydney’s Bays Precinct.
Working towards a rejuvenated Sydney Fish Market
UrbanGrowth NSW and Sydney Fish Market today entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, committing them to working together on the rejuvenation of the fish market as part of the broader transformation of The Bays Precinct.
Bays Precinct Reference Group
UrbanGrowth NSW today announced it will establish a reference group comprising community, business and other organisations interested in the transformation of The Bays Precinct, to act as a sounding board and information sharing body.
Newcastle Store site to help revitalise city
Planning Minister Rob Stokes today announced that UrbanGrowth NSW is the successful tenderer for the Store site in Newcastle.
Revitalising Newcastle engagement has finished
Almost 20,000 people participated in the Revitalising Newcastle community engagement program to share their thoughts about how Newcastle can be transformed into a vibrant, world-class city.
Parramatta Road renewal reaches milestone
Planning Minister Rob Stokes released a new draft Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Strategy in September, ahead of the next round of public consultation on the 30-year plan for the corridor.
UrbanGrowth NSW has officially completed Penrith’s newest suburb, Caddens, now home to 660 people.
Green Square milestone
Late August saw a major milestone for Green Square, with the arrival of the first crane on site for the start of construction on the 10-storey, 174 apartment building, Ebsworth. Planning Minister Rob Stokes and Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore were present at the event.
Australand wins Edmondson Park Town Centre tender
In August UrbanGrowth NSW confirmed that Australand, a member of the Frasers Centrepoint Group, had been awarded the tender for the purchase and development of the Edmondson Park Town Centre in southwest Sydney.
EOI for Wentworth Point residential waterfront sites Page
The NSW Government launched an Expressions of Interest (EOI) campaign in August to confirm market interest in two waterfront residential sites on the Wentworth Point peninsula, within Sydney Harbour.
EOI for last Thornton development sites
UrbanGrowth NSW recently sought expressions of interest in the final four apartment development sites within its highly successful masterplanned community Thornton, in North Penrith.
Call for Great Ideas update
UrbanGrowth NSW received more than 200 ideas as part of The Call for Great Ideas for the transformation of The Bays Precinct, with submissions received from 10-year-old school students in Newtown and local residents in Balmain, as well as from professionals and industry consortia in Sydney and as far afield as Copenhagen and New York
UDIA Awards achievements
At the recent Annual Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW Awards for Excellence, UrbanGrowth NSW had representation in seven of the 15 categories.
Community invited to comment on Newcastle City Centre Revitalisation
People from across Newcastle and the Hunter region have another chance to help shape the revitalisation of Newcastle city centre with the start of the Revitalising Newcastle community engagement initiative today.
Work underway at Lachlan's Line
In August NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes announced the start of work at the Lachlan’s Line development in northwest Sydney.
Next step towards revitalisation of Newcastle City Centre
Newcastle City Council and UrbanGrowth NSW have agreed to a broad reaching program to involve people from across Newcastle and the Hunter region in shaping ideas to revitalise Newcastle city centre.
Last Call for Great Ideas. Assessment Panel Appointed
UrbanGrowth NSW today issued a last call for submissions to the Call for Great Ideas for the transformation of The Bays Precinct, as it announced the appointment of a 6-member Independent Assessment Panel which will impartially assess the ideas.
Thank you Sydney for participating in The Bays Transformation
“Transformation of this area is important to make sure we progress into the future, and it’s important to talk to people my age because we will be the people who will be employed in the area and live here.”
Accelerating Green Square Town Centre
UrbanGrowth NSW decided to bring forward the sale of a 1.35 hectare ‘superlot’ of land in the Green Square Town Centre to accelerate the development of Green Square Town Centre, with a Tender campaign starting in May.
A ground-breaking ceremony for Oran Park Town
The UrbanGrowth NSW Oran Park team recently joined the Mayor of Camden, Cr Lara Symkowiak, to turn the first sod of earth at a ceremony marking the start of construction of the new Council Administration Building. UrbanGrowth NSW played a major role in securing the relocation of Council to the Oran Park Town Centre and the new Administration Building will be a major catalyst to the success of the new Town Centre.
The Ponds Shopping Centre opening
UrbanGrowth NSW is pleased to congratulate Australand on delivering The Ponds Shopping Centre, opening its doors on May 30. Its completion represents the final major piece of infrastructure to be built in one of Sydney’s fastest growing suburbs – The Ponds, which was master planned by UrbanGrowth NSW.
Call for kids’ & uni students’ Great Ideas
With the transformation of The Bays Precinct in Sydney Harbour expected to be a 20 to 30 year project, today’s schoolchildren and university students will be the ones who will live, work and visit the precinct in 2035 and beyond, and they are being encouraged to spend some of their winter holidays working on ‘Great Ideas’ for the precinct.
Environmental testing to start in The Bays Precinct
Soil and groundwater environmental testing will take place around Blackwattle Bay and the White Bay Power Station over the next couple of weeks, as part of the preparation for the long term transformation of the area.
Chief Operating Officer & other executive appointments
UrbanGrowth NSW is pleased to announce the appointment of Julian Frecklington to the new role of Chief Operating Officer, as well as two other new executive appointments.
Public comment and Call for Great Ideas periods extended
A strong response to recent public engagement on the transformation of The Bays Precinct has reinforced the need for affordable housing, a comprehensive transport strategy and education facilities, and prompted a decision to extend the periods for public comment and a Call for Great Ideas on the project.
Community workshop to discuss Central to Eveleigh corridor
More than 200 residents from the Central to Eveleigh area came together on Saturday at the Carriageworks to discuss inner city development and the positives and negatives of different types of development.
Time to get your thinking caps on for The Bays Precinct, Sydney!
A “Call for Great Ideas” has been launched, inviting Sydneysiders, industry organisations, prospective tenants, owners, residents, workers and visitors, educational institutions and students, and creative people from all disciplines to submit their ‘Great Ideas’ for the transformation of The Bays Precinct.
ATP to proceed to sale by select tender
The NSW Government has decided to offer the Australian Technology Park for sale by select tender to five parties following the recent Expressions of Interest campaign.
Housing Diversity Study Findings – Development of a Housing Diversity Strategy
UrbanGrowth NSW will tomorrow release the initial findings of a Housing Diversity Study that will inform a package of initiatives aimed at improving housing affordability, to be rolled out across major urban transformation projects, including Central to Eveleigh and The Bays Precinct.
The Bays Precinct: There are no done deals
UrbanGrowth NSW has categorically denied claims in a newspaper report today regarding the Sydney Fish Market and the suggestion that there is any sort of “done deal” regarding the transformation of The Bays Precinct.
Central to Eveleigh Public Consultation
The next public consultation phase of the Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation and Transport Program continues this week, with local residents invited to participate in a series of study nights and a day-long community workshop.
Consultation the key for success at Bays Precinct
The community will get a new opportunity to provide ideas for the future of The Bays Precinct during the Sydneysiders Summit being held this weekend.
Sydney school students invited to have their say about The Bays Precinct
More than 350 schools have been invited to participate in a special Schools Leadership Forum about the transformation of The Bays Precinct, to be held in association with the Sydneysiders Summit on the weekend of May 16 & 17.
People from across the city are being encouraged to join other Sydneysiders in contributing to the transformation of The Bays Precinct at a public summit.
Discover The Bays Precinct, Sydney!
Large areas of normally inaccessible waterfront land in Sydney’s inner Harbour will be opened up to the public on Sunday, April 12, to give Sydneysiders a chance to see close up what the area is like today, learn about its past, and consider its future.
Edmondson Park update
Expressions of Interest for the purchase of Edmondson Park town centre closed on the 27th March.
10,000 home sites target reached
UrbanGrowth NSW has achieved its target to deliver 10,000 new home sites across Sydney between 2011 and 2015.
Affordable Housing at North Eveleigh
Today’s official opening of 88 new apartments at North Eveleigh is an important milestone for UrbanGrowth NSW and the Central to Eveleigh (C2E) Urban Transformation project.
Affordable Housing at North Eveleigh
Today’s official opening of 88 new apartments at North Eveleigh is an important milestone for UrbanGrowth NSW and the Central to Eveleigh (C2E) Urban Transformation project.
Newbrook sales release
The most affordable new land release in Sydney will has been launched by UrbanGrowth NSW in its newest masterplanned community – Newbrook at Airds.
NSW Caretaker Period has commenced
The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 6 March 2015.
Parliamentary Committee on the Planning Process in Newcastle.
UrbanGrowth NSW would like to clarify the misunderstanding about the governing and reporting structures of UrbanGrowth NSW in the recommendation that the NSW Government clearly separate the Department of Planning and Environment and UrbanGrowth NSW.
Construction starts at Green Square Town Centre
Construction at Green Square Town Centre officially started today, with a ground breaking ceremony for Ebsworth, the Centre’s first residential building.
Ken Maher appointed to UrbanGrowth NSW board
UrbanGrowth NSW Chairman, John Brogden, today announced the appointment of respected Sydney architect, landscape architect and urban designer, Professor Ken Maher to the Board of UrbanGrowth NSW.
NSW Government welcomes Bays Precinct principles
Minister for Planning Pru Goward today took the next step towards the transformation of The Bays Precinct, when she received the Statement of Principles that will guide and underpin the Strategic Plan for the precinct.
New Parramatta Road to reinvent eyesore
Minister for Planning Pru Goward announced the community will be asked to provide comment and feedback on proposed plans to reinvent one of Sydney’s most infamously congested road corridors.
Bays summit a success for Sydney
NSW Planning Minister, Pru Goward, this evening officially closed The Bays Precinct Sydney International Summit, declaring it an unequivocal success.
Transforming Sydney: The Bays Precinct Sydney International Summit
NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Planning Pru Goward today welcomed the world’s greatest minds in the field of urban regeneration to Sydney for a major international summit.
'Celebrity' city builders converge on The Bays
With less than one week until The Bays Precinct Sydney International Summit, Minister for Planning Pru Goward has announced the impressive line-up of the world’s city building thought leaders who will help guide the precinct’s transformational future.
Kick start for railway precinct development
Local and international industry are being asked to register their interest on developing three sites in Australian Technology Park as part of the NSW Government’s revitalisation of the Central to Eveleigh rail corridor.
PRECINX finalist at the GreenTec awards.
PRECINX®, a strategic urban planning and design tool collaboratively developed by UrbanGrowth NSW and Kinesis, has been announced as one of the Top 10 finalists in the Urbanisation category of the GreenTec awards.
For Sale: Macquarie Park Development Site
UrbanGrowth NSW is set to release for sale the largest of its development sites within the fast growing North Ryde Station precinct.
New community lights up Macarthur
The new community of Macarthur Heights lit up this evening when a spectacular light display in a permanent public art installation, the “Gates of Light”, was switched on.
Fletcher Community Centre wins award
The Fletcher Community Centre was awarded “Best Small Scale Commercial Development” at the annual Lower Hunter Urban Design Awards.
Matthew Quinn joins the Board of UrbanGrowth NSW
The Chairman of UrbanGrowth NSW, John Brogden, today announced the appointment of Matthew Quinn to the Board of UrbanGrowth NSW.
All systems go on Parramatta North
UrbanGrowth NSW has welcomed the announcement by Premier Mike Baird and Planning Minister, Pru Goward, that they have given the go-ahead to the Parramatta North Urban Renewal program, by declaring it a State Significant Site.
Liz Kernohan Drive opened
Member for Camden Chris Patterson, Member for Ku-Ring-Gai The Hon Barry O’Farrell, and Camden Council Mayor Cr Lara Symkowiak, officially opened the new intersection between Liz Kernohan Drive and the Camden Bypass on August 29.
Transforming Parramatta North: Showcasing the Past, Planning for the Future
NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Mike Baird and Planning Minister Pru Goward today announced the historic heart of Parramatta North will be the focus of a major urban transformation project that has been declared a State Significant Site.
Housing Estates Part 1: The way we live has changed
First published in the Penrith City Gazette.
Riverstone Lands - Paper Subdivision Legislation now gazetted
The NSW Government has introduced legislation to assist landowners in 'paper subdivision' areas like the Scheduled Lands.
Bungarribee Community Resource Hub wins Government Leadership for Urban Design Award
The Bungarribee Community Resource Hub is now award-winning, having been recognised by the Urban Development Institute of Australia NSW (UDIA NSW) at its recent Awards for Excellence.
David Pitchford appointed UrbanGrowth NSW CEO
John Brogden, Chairman, UrbanGrowth NSW announced today the appointment of Mr David Pitchford CBE as the new Chief Executive Officer of UrbanGrowth NSW.
10,000 Home Sites Program: update as at 30 September 2013
Track our progress against the government's target of delivering 10,000 home sites in western Sydney by June 2015
Transforming Sydney: The Bays Precinct
NSW Premier Mike Baird and Planning Minister Pru Goward today announced the NSW Government will host an international summit later this year, to hear from world leading urban renewal experts about the best ways to revitalise the area in Sydney’s inner harbour known as The Bays Precinct.
Inclusive playgrounds a blueprint for the future
Thornton is home to Australia’s first ‘inter-generational’ playground designed to help older people and young children with mobility and coordination, as well as a new inclusive playground offering a diverse range of play experiences.
Newcastle Light Rail & New Wickham Interchange forge ahead
Minister for Transport and Minister for the Hunter Gladys Berejiklian today announced a major step forward for light rail in Newcastle, with a registration of interest now open to design and construct the new transport interchange at Wickham.
Riverstone Landowner Meetings May 2013
UrbanGrowth NSW hosted a series of landowner meetings at the beginning of May 2013 to inform about the work we have been doing to help develop their land.
21st Century Living at Thornton, North Penrith
UrbanGrowth NSW is working with builders and developers to create a range of compact lot and specialised housing options across Sydney. Our aim is to improve the delivery of quality housing on smaller lots and increase housing diversity in new developments.
Newcastle Light Rail route announced
Minister for Planning Pru Goward and Minister for Transport and Minister for the Hunter Gladys Berejiklian today announced the Newcastle Light Rail route would be a hybrid option including the rail corridor and Hunter Street.
Government and industry working together
UrbanGrowth NSW announced today a new program of industry engagement to help boost housing supply in Sydney and greater NSW.
Opportunities for public participation in city transformation projects: Central to Eveleigh, The Bays Precinct
This week marks the start of new rounds of public consultation on two major urban transformation projects in Sydney: the Central to Eveleigh Urban Transformation and Transport Program and The Bays Precinct Urban Transformation Program.
Sydneysiders invited to participate in the Bays transformation
Sydneysiders are invited to participate in the transformation of The Bays Precinct by coming to a public summit with others from across Sydney.
The Planning White Paper: Growth, Certainty and Engagement
The Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, Brad Hazzard MP, presents the NSW Government’s planning White Paper – a once in a generation transformation of the NSW planning system.
Sale of government land in Caddens release area.
Minister Assisting the Premier on Western Sydney Stuart Ayres and Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance today announced the sale of 13.5 hectares of vacant land in the Caddens Release Area
NSW Government driving affordable housing at Central to Eveleigh
Standing on the site of a new affordable housing complex at North Eveleigh, the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government’s contribution to affordable housing is turning blueprint plans into a reality.
UrbanGrowth NSW Home Conference 2013 presentations and videos
On Monday 11 March 2013, UrbanGrowth NSW hosted the Home Conference. 300 industry and government representatives attended the conference which was held at Penrith.
Heritage the heart of new community at Parramatta North
Parramatta North - one of the State’s most historically-significant areas – will be transformed into a thriving new community heart in Sydney’s ‘second CBD’ under a masterplan being developed by UrbanGrowth NSW.
Community to have its say on Newcastle Light Rail
The Hunter community is being asked to have its say about the potential routes for light rail through the city.
UrbanGrowth NSW releases first development site in North Ryde Station Precinct
UrbanGrowth NSW is seeking Expressions of Interest from developers who are interested in acquiring a landmark mixed used residential site in the recently rezoned North Ryde Station Precinct.
Additional backing for UrbanGrowth NSW
Premier’s Memorandum on UrbanGrowth NSW issued to all government agencies
Sean O'Toole reaches the finish line at UrbanGrowth NSW
“Sean has been the face of Landcom for 17 years having joined as Chief Executive Officer in April 1996. In that time, Landcom has provided tens of thousands of homes creating lasting communities across NSW”, said Mr. Brogden.
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