The Rydalmere Concept Plan was prepared by GroupGSA to support a Planning Proposal to re-zone an existing institutional site. The plan seeks to transform an isolated site into a vibrant, attractive precinct. It breaks up the existing super-block into a permeable neighbourhood that integrates with the surrounding urban structure, opening up a significant parcel of land near the periphery of the Parramatta CBD.
The new precinct will provide a high-density residential development activated at the street level by a diverse range of retail and commercial development. This includes the opportunity for research and education-related employment.
The proposal allows for the provision of up to 3,000 dwellings and up to 40,000sqm of retail and commercial floor space. The Concept Plan is a carefully calibrated response to the existing context and site conditions. Critically, the plan is designed to unlock benefits not just for the precinct itself, but for the context within which it sits.