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Planning is progressing for leafy Cherrybrook, to build on the $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest project.

This service will deliver a reliable turn-up-and-go train system linking Cherrybrook with Norwest and Sydney’s metro train network, as well as a new Cherrybrook metro station, due to commence operations in 2019.


The area around the station has the potential to become a vibrant local town centre and community focal point, with new shops, amenities (including car parking) and open spaces, while protecting Cherrybrook’s existing neighbourhood character.


There is wide agreement that the most sustainable form of urban renewal is to create high-quality precincts on public transport nodes, and we are working to create these across Sydney, including in the northwest.


The Department of Planning and Environment is co-ordinating with state and local partners including local councils, Transport for New South Wales and other agencies to plan the transformation of the area.


We are currently completing studies, planning and design to update the Cherrybrook Station Structure Plan as well as prepare a rezoning proposal for government land within the Cherrybrook Station Precinct. This proposal will build on existing plans for the area and will incorporate planning for the infrastructure needs of the growing community.


We anticipate placing the draft Cherrybrook Station Precinct proposal on exhibition in the future for community submissions and feedback.


Preparing the plan

Planning for the Cherrybrook Station Precinct builds on a significant body of planning for the area. This includes the North West Rail Link Corridor Strategy, Cherrybrook Station Structure Plan and North West Rail Link Corridor Strategy – Issues Paper.


Since the announcement of Cherrybrook as a Planned Precinct, the Department has been leading a coordinated approach to planning for the area. We are working with Hornsby Shire and The Hills Shire councils and government agencies including Landcom and Sydney Metro to develop plans for infrastructure such as schools, parks, community facilities, public transport and road upgrades.


The Department met with members of the community at a drop-in session in June, 2017 to discuss the planning process. Feedback from that event is shaping the development of technical studies that will form the basis of more detailed planning for the Precinct. The Department is also co-ordinating with Landcom's strategy for delivering safe, walkable mixed use precincts around transport links. To find out more, visit Sydney Metro Northwest Urban Transformation Projects.


How we are planning for Cherrybrook Station Precinct

 Cherrybrook Planned Precinct process step1 - Strategic Plannin Cherrybrook Planned Precinct process step 2  - Technical Studies
 Cherrybrook Planned Precinct process step 3 - Precinct Planning Cherrybrook Planned Precinct process step 4 - Exhibition
 Cherrybrook Planned Precinct process step 5 - Finalisation Cherrybrook Planned Precinct process step 6 - Strategic Planning