High-rise apartments planned for Narellan

High rise buildings in the inner-west.
High rise buildings in the inner-west.

Narellan could soon be home to 1000 high-rise apartments.

Elyard Property Holdings have submitted plans with Camden Council to build a medium-density residential and commercial precinct on Elyard Street, behind Narellan Town Centre.

Dart West Developments are assisting the developers with the remediation of the site and the early planning stages.

Dart West general manager David Taylor said Camden was in need of more diverse housing options.

“Housing diversity is an essential part of any community,” he said.

“A large proportion of households these days are two people or less and some of these people find apartment living close to facilities and the future railway station a convenient option.

“Being able to walk to local services and facilities in Narellan will reinforce that convenience.

“Apartments are also an affordable option for many people, and provide an opportunity for younger people to enter the property market.”

The homes to be demolished on Somerset Avenue.

The homes to be demolished on Somerset Avenue.

Dart West have also submitted a development application on behalf of Elyard Property Holdings to demolish 10 houses along Somerset Avenue to make way for the proposed development.

“The houses adjoin the main site on 3 Elyard Street [next to The Exchange] and are in common ownership,” Mr Taylor said.

“They will form part of the redevelopment of the site at some point in the future.

“The site is already zoned a combination of B2 local centre and R3 medium density residential, with both zones permitting apartments.

“Any development however is dependent on future development applications for the site.

“We have not started work on those [applications] at this point as the focus is on remediating the former rubbish tip on the main site.”

Mr Taylor could not provide a timeframe for demolition works, although he said nothing would be changing in the short term.

He also said Narellan had the potential to continue to evolve into a great place to shop, work and live.

“The recent expansion of Narellan Town Centre has brought a great range of new shops and restaurants to the area, and the community response has been fantastic,” he said.

“These new facilities complement the existing cinemas and restaurants close to Elyard Street.

“Camden Council has long had a vision that Elyard Street would become an active and vibrant street and we support that vision – bringing more residents close to facilities like these is a good planning.

“We also believe that the NSW Government’s long term plan to bring rail to Narellan will make this a more attractive place to live.

“Our vision for the site is to deliver a high quality mixed use apartment and retail development to continue the reinvigoration of Narellan.”