A brief summary of information regarding the NSW Government's Herring Rd Urban Activation Precinct proposal.
Herring Rd, Macquarie Park
The Herring Road precinct is in Ryde local government area and is at the northern end of Macquarie Park. Investigations will centre on the area suggested by Ryde Council which includes the Macquarie Shopping Centre, Macquarie University and Ivanhoe Estate.
Reason for selection
Renewal of this area will provide housing and employment close to transport to help meet Sydney's growth needs. It maximises the use of existing infrastructure, particularly Macquarie University Station. There is existing market demand for new housing and employment in this area.
Investigation of the precinct will also take forward work started by the Macquarie Park Taskforce to examine opportunities to redevelop government lands within Macquarie Park.
The precinct will provide opportunities for living close to retail, employment and education. It will make maximum use of existing transport infrastructure, in particular Macquarie Park Station and bus services which provide convenient access to Chatswood and Sydney CBD.
The precinct could also provide a vibrant town around the Macquarie University Station with high quality public spaces, new retail opportunities and improved connectivity to transport.
Status and future steps
Planning & Infrastructure has established a working group with staff from Ryde Council and key state agencies. Investigations are on-going to refine the scope of the precinct and the necessary planning studies. Once a planning framework has been prepared, the studies will go out for public consultation so the community can have a say on the future of their suburb.
A Community Reference Group has been established to receive briefings and provide feedback on the details of the investigations as well as sharing information with the wider community, and has met several times.