Townson Road, Marsden Park

Townson Road, Marsden Park

Client Various landowners
LGA Blacktown City Council
Size Approx. 380 dwellings, 2ha public park, 7ha environmental conservation/riparian corridor
Value Approx. $60,000,000 (AUS)
Sector Multi-residential
Mixed Use
Service Strategic Planning and Research
Rezoning Application


Team Members

Adam Coburn
Joseph Bell


The Townson Road Precinct is located within the North West Growth Centre and was formerly part of the West Schofields Precinct. Mecone introduced the landowner group and was successful in obtaining the only part-precinct release for development from the Minister to allow a rezoning application to be made to Council. Mecone has been working closely with DP&E and Council to progress the rezoning of the site.

The Precinct will include approximately 380 residential lots, 2 hectares of public park, drainage infrastructure and retention of around 7 hectares of environmental conservation land along the Bells Creek riparian corridor. Marsden Park is part of one of the fastest growing areas in Sydney, with substantial greenfield development, new employment uses and services such as Ikea, Bunnings, Costco and Masters and a range of community facilities.

Scope of Works

Mecone was engaged as the Project Manager and representative for the landowner group, and to undertake planning services for the rezoning. Scope of works included:

  • Define project program and budget;
  • Identify, brief and engage consultant project team;
  • Chair PCG meetings and provide landowner updates;
  • Prepare strategic planning review and documentation for part precinct release;
  • Negotiate with DP&E and Council;
  • Prepare a Planning Proposal;
  • Prepare a Precinct Planning report in line with DP&E precinct planning guidelines;
  • Prepare a Voluntary Planning Agreement letter of offer;
  • Prepare a Draft Development Control Plan; and
  • Ongoing management and negotiation of the planning proposal through the gateway process.


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