HAVE YOUR SAY - "WEST SCHOFIELDS" PRECINCT

Written on the 6 September 2018 by Kevin Conolly

HAVE YOUR SAY - "WEST SCHOFIELDS" PRECINCT

Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly announced today that the "West Schofields" draft Masterplan is now on exhibition for locals to have their say in shaping the future of the West Schofields area. Rezoning of land within the precinct is proposed.

The masterplan will guide development of the community over the next 20 years and is on exhibition until the Friday 28 September 2018 for the community to review and provide feedback.

"West Schofields" is a planning precinct, not a suburb name. Naming the area is a separate process currently the subject of an exhibition by the Geographical Names Board of NSW.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment, in collaboration with Blacktown City Council, has prepared the draft West Schofields masterplan. This plan will guide the future rezoning and development of this new precinct from the ground up.

"Access to and from the area has been improved with the widening and upgrade Schofields Road and further improvements are planned to Garfield Road as well as a long term future proposal to connect Townson Road and Burdekin Road via a rail overpass and new bridge over Eastern Creek," said Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly.

To assist the community in having its say, two drop-in sessions will be held at the Riverstone Schofields Memorial Club at 23 Market Street, Riverstone NSW 2756 on:

Wednesday 12 September - 4pm 7pm
Saturday 15 September - 10am 1pm

Project team members will be available during those times to assist with any questions, but there will be no formal presentations.

"I encourage everyone to have a look and, if interested, to make a submission," said Mr Conolly. 

Submissions can be posted to GPO Box 39, Sydney NSW 2001 or submitted online at http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/westschofields .

The draft masterplan includes:

a new local centre with community facilities, shops and cafés;
a new primary school;
twelve double playing fields to support West Schofields and its surrounding communities;
new footpaths and cycleways throughout the community;
protection of Eastern Creek and Bells Creek;
a potential environmental corridor through the area, with a possible connection to Western Sydney Parklands;
a range of homes to meet the needs of a new, diverse community; and
appropriate building and design controls to create a more resilient community.

For more information, visit http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/westschofields

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Author: Kevin Conolly

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