CAMELLIA

Camellia NSW is currently an industrial precinct and home to businesses that employ people across a range of industries. The 321-hectare area is just 1.5km east of the Parramatta CBD and one of metropolitan Sydney’s most important employment land precincts.

Artist illustration of Light Rail train passing through new retail precinct of Camellia with pedestrians mingling around the stopped train with others sitting in cafes in the background

Camellia Town Centre Master Plan

The draft Plan will inform the rezoning package for Camellia Town Centre. 

With the Camellia Town Centre set to be rezoned as proposed in the draft Camellia Town Centre Master Plan, it would be transformed into an attractive place to live, work and play and bring many investment opportunities for businesses and investors.

Draft Camellia Town Centre Master Plan

The City of Parramatta Council helped the NSW Government’s Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) prepare the draft Camellia Town Centre Master Plan, which will guide the future development of the precinct over the next 20 to 30 years.
The draft Plan includes a traffic and transport solution for the Camellia precinct, which will help progress planning for extra jobs in the area and unlock affordable housing. 

Up to 10,000 new homes would be provided in the Town Centre, including affordable housing, and all within walking distance of a light rail station.
The draft Plan proposed the development of:

  • Retail stores 
  • Offices and commercial spaces
  • Cafes and restaurants

There’s also the potential for a new primary school, library, and community hub, creating 5000 new jobs

Architectural rendering of the new Camellia Town Centre. Residents make their way around the purpose built residential and retail sector walking through parklands and eating at cafes that form the major component of the redevelopment.

New infrastructure projects for Camellia

The renewal of Camellia will create a new riverside town centre positioned alongside the new Parramatta Light Rail route, which will start construction in 2020. Stage One of the light rail project will provide commuters with easy access to the suburbs of Rydalmere, Dundas, Telopea and Carlingford.

The City of Parramatta Council intends to establish the town centre’s character as a new riverside community and ensure the renewal occurs with access and transport improvements such as:

  • A bridge across Parramatta River
  • Road improvements
  • New walking and cycling paths

These projects will all support a thriving, connected community on the doorstep of Sydney’s second CBD.

The draft Plan also allows for 13 hectares of new public open spaces throughout Camellia. This includes plazas, parks, playing fields and eight hectares along the riverfront, unlocking the Parramatta River foreshore to the public with pedestrian and bike access.

More information

For more information about the draft Master Plan and to review our submission, please refer to Council’s Business Papers and Minutes from the 9 April 2018 meeting (Item 12.13).

For enquiries about strategic planning matters at Camellia NSW, please contact Council’s Land Use Planning team on (02) 9806 5050.
Or visit the Camellia page on the DP&E’s website. 
 

Business Papers and Minutes from the 9 April 2018 meeting (Item 12.13).