The suburb of Schofield’s is set to become a Priority precinct, as announced by the NSW Government. This will involve more high density around the suburbs transport nodes, mainly it’s railway station which has undergone a transformation in recent years.
Here is a run-down of some frequently asked questions which will help indicate the future direction of the Schofields priority precinct:
Why is this precinct of interest?
Schofields benefits from its proximity to public transport and is on the North Shore, Northern, Western and Cumberland train lines.
The recently released North West Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan identifies Schofields Road as a future mixed-use enterprise corridor, establishing Schofields as a future hub fo people to live and work
How will infrastructure be planned and funded?
With increased population and more housing, infrastructure and open space are needed. Councils deliver infrastructure such as local roads and parks which are funded by council rates or by developers.
The Schofields precinct is within a Special Contributions Area. This means infrastructure will be funded by developers through a Special Infrastructure Contributions scheme (SIC).
The items to be funded such as emergency services, schools, state and district roads, district open space and transport facilities will be reviewed in conjunction with this process.
We are already aware that commuter car parking is in high demand at the station.
What are the benefits to the community?
Living and working near to public transport, shops and services makes life more convenient and enjoyable.
Having a range of housing helps people live close to family and friends, no matter what their life stage.
Better coordination across government helps ensure infrastructure such as schools, parks, community facilities, public transport and road upgrades is delivered to support community needs.
How can the community get involved?
We work closely with the community, councils and other stakeholders on a range of opportunities to participate in planning for each precinct.
This includes surveys, project updates, social media, public events, face to face meetings and formal submissions.
Before we start preparing plans we’d like to hear from you about what you value in your area, what works well and what could be improved.
The Planning Process
Schofields Town Centre Location
Information for this precinct was taken from the NSW Planning fact sheet, you can obtain more information of the precinct by visiting the NSW Planning webpage.