Riverstone Town Centre Masterplan
Riverstone Town Centre is located centrally within the burgeoning North West Growth Centre (NWGC) of Sydney. Working in association with Elton Consulting, Arup and AEC, GroupGSA developed a Masterplan to regenerate the Town Centre.
The plan provides for a transit-oriented mixed use precinct that address challenges to the town’s growth over the next 30 years. The Town Centre vision was developed in consultation with the Riverstone community; envisioning a centre that combines a strong community focus – leveraging existing community bonds – with a revitalised retail centre.
A key challenge faced by the town is a proposal to replace the traditional high street with an overpass that accommodates the expected growth in traffic arising from NWGC development. We developed a flexible, resilient plan around a new Main Street, to provide coherence to Town Centre development under pre- and post-overpass conditions. The solution also ensured that the street-based ‘heart’ that traditionally shaped the town’s sense of place, is perpetuated into the future.