There are a number of factors. The Greater Sydney Commission’s District Plan anticipates around another 100,000 homes for the north west over the next 15 years. It makes sense to look at placing these new dwellings close to public transport such as the new Metro line and in close proximity to centres where people can access everyday needs.
Our proposal will allow for a greater choice of homes in the area so people can downsize or live in a more affordable home than may currently be available. Our research shows there is significant interest in apartment living if there is good amenity, good design and it is affordable.
This is part of long-term change to make Sydney a 30-minute city. We need to provide jobs for where people will live. RHTC will be an attractive and high amenity work hub that will appeal to employers and their employees. Some of the big changes that we believe will make commercial successful at RHTC are:
- the accessibility created by Metro
- the proposed hospital with health and allied health uses being major drivers of jobs.