Tomorrow Archive 1 - proposals affecting residents future
Hornsby Council Community Plan 2010-2020
To assist you in thinking about the future Council has prepared brief Issues Papers on nine key issues in Hornsby today. The Issues Papers address topics such as the ageing population, climate change, housing affordability and transport.
Hornsby Council Amended Housing Strategy
Channel 7 Development "Epping Park"
Stage 1 to include three 6- (effectively 7-) storey blocks of flats on the crest of the hill. If you see half of the Channel 7 tower, you will be looking at these blocks, visible not just from Eastwood and Dundas but from a 5 km radius.
The project proposes 650 units, twice the number of the adjoining Eastwood Brick Pit and a population density of 7 times that of the area.
More information at www.action7.org
Government proposals for Carlingford
Baulkham Hills Council's draft plan for their Carlingford Precinct proposes a range of building heights from two-storey on the northern end and up to a massive 18 storeys on the southern end adjacent to Carlingford (one-way) Railway Station (image left).
The block bounded by Pennant Hills Rd, Carlingford Rd, Hepburn Ave and Keeler St to be re-zoned by Hornsby Council for development of a 5 storey mix of residential flats, offices and retail premises.
In total, the NSW Dept. of Planning is proposing to add the following number of dwellings to the area:
360 dwellings and commercial between Keeler St and Carlingford Road.
3500 (!) dwellings and commercial west of Pennant Hills Road.
280 dwellings in the Eastwood Brick Pit.
650 dwellings on the Channel 7 site.
There are NO plans by the NSW or federal governments to improve roads or public transport (eg. Epping - Carlingford - Parramatta, or North West rail links) to cope with an additional 12,000 residents.
Epping's opportunity for tomorrow
Epping and nearby areas are ideally situated to bridge a valued heritage and garden suburb life style to the real demands for accomodation and business of the future.
This can be acheived by smart thining not just more development - sensibly merging the new with the old, balancing the esthetics of a garden suburb with cost/benefit considerations of development poses numerous challenges.
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