Erskine Park Urban Reinvestment

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Erskine Park Urban Reinvestment is an innovative project by Penrith City Council to revitalise public spaces and deliver a new residential offering to the suburb.


As part of the Greater Western Sydney region, Erskine Park is located 42 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district and is approximately 20 kilometres from both the Penrith and Parramatta CBD’s. It's a thriving established community that provides an abundance of parks excellent transport links and amenities.


Penrith City Council has combined its extensive experience in urban planning and design to rejuvenate underutilised public open space reserves into vibrant new residential places to grow the Erskine Park community.


This exciting opportunity will feature approximately 16 lots and offer a diverse range of housing options, including single residential, dual living or dual occupancy homes.


The project provides an opportunity for Penrith City Council to showcase innovation through demonstration by targeting levels of sustainability beyond best practice and aiming to deliver an environmentally sensitive development by minimising water and energy consumption, while retaining trees and biodiversity.


To stay up to date on the project or register your interest in purchasing a house and land package at Erskine Park, please email property@penrith.city.


Public Open Space Transformation

Council identified open space sites in Erskine Park that were underutilised or in need of an upgrade to meet residents expectations, as part of its Open Space Reinvestment Project. As a result, six sites have been rezoned for residential development with the proceeds from the sale of this land going directly into improving targeted open space and public domain areas within Erskine Park.


Council has already forward funded $2.65 million of open space and public domain improvements from the anticipated sale of these sites including:


  • Four kilometres of continuous footpaths along the Swallow and Peppertree loop road
  • Redevelopment Pacific and Phoenix Reserve
  • Redevelopment Spica Reserve
  • Redevelopment Skylark Reserve
  • Erskine Park entrance beautification
  • Redevelopment Capella Reserve (to be completed)
  • Amenity and storage building at Chameleon Reserve alongside the existing netball courts
  • Chameleon Reserve Masterplan
  • Chameleon Reserve co-funding of the Five Million Trees Grant in-line with the masterplan, which delivered $300k in tree planting
  • It is anticipated that the remainder of the funds generated from the sale of the land will be directed towards the implementation of the Chameleon Reserve masterplan.

Once complete, the project will inject approx. $5.6 million back into Erskine Park and contribute to Penrith City Council’s vision for creating a more liveable and contemporary community that is adapting to the future needs of residents.


New low-density homes will also be constructed on the sites featuring best practice sustainable design and inclusions while ensuring consistency with the residential development standards of the neighbourhood.


Builder Partnering

Council will partner with a trusted builder to deliver quality residential outcomes for the project. This partnership will allow Council to work with a preferred builder to achieve built form outcomes in line with approved design guidelines, deliver timely development outcomes so lots do not sit vacant for an extended period, and set new standards in design and sustainability.


The builder partnering process will begin in early 2021 with an Expression of Interest (EOI) process. Following approval of the subdivision development application and construction certificate, Council will then conduct a Select Tender process to appoint a preferred builder. The staging of the builder partnering process is summarised below:

  • Council will obtain necessary statutory subdivision and construction approvals
  • Council will select a preferred builder partner through a Select Tender process
  • The relationship with the builder will be structured around a partnering agreement that clearly identifies the roles and responsibilities of each party
  • The builder will market the house and land packages
  • Council will complete the subdivision construction
  • Purchasers will enter into a split contract with Council for the land component only, and the builder for the construction of the dwelling only

Subdivision of the Land

In early 2021, Council will begin the process of obtaining subdivision approvals for the creation of the individual residential allotments.


During this phase of the project, a development application will be lodged with Council seeking subdivision approval for the sites. The community will have an opportunity to provide comment and feedback on the proposed subdivision layouts as would be the case with any development application. Residents in the vicinity of the development sites will be notified of the development application in accordance with Council’s notification policy.


Once subdivision approval is obtained, construction of the lots will commence in accordance with the development consent conditions.


Marketing of House and Land Packages and Vacant Land

It is anticipated that the marketing of the house and land packages and the vacant land sites will commence at the start of the subdivision construction phase in mid 2022. To register your interest please email property@penrith.city.

Erskine Park Urban Reinvestment is an innovative project by Penrith City Council to revitalise public spaces and deliver a new residential offering to the suburb.


As part of the Greater Western Sydney region, Erskine Park is located 42 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district and is approximately 20 kilometres from both the Penrith and Parramatta CBD’s. It's a thriving established community that provides an abundance of parks excellent transport links and amenities.


Penrith City Council has combined its extensive experience in urban planning and design to rejuvenate underutilised public open space reserves into vibrant new residential places to grow the Erskine Park community.


This exciting opportunity will feature approximately 16 lots and offer a diverse range of housing options, including single residential, dual living or dual occupancy homes.


The project provides an opportunity for Penrith City Council to showcase innovation through demonstration by targeting levels of sustainability beyond best practice and aiming to deliver an environmentally sensitive development by minimising water and energy consumption, while retaining trees and biodiversity.


To stay up to date on the project or register your interest in purchasing a house and land package at Erskine Park, please email property@penrith.city.


Public Open Space Transformation

Council identified open space sites in Erskine Park that were underutilised or in need of an upgrade to meet residents expectations, as part of its Open Space Reinvestment Project. As a result, six sites have been rezoned for residential development with the proceeds from the sale of this land going directly into improving targeted open space and public domain areas within Erskine Park.


Council has already forward funded $2.65 million of open space and public domain improvements from the anticipated sale of these sites including:


  • Four kilometres of continuous footpaths along the Swallow and Peppertree loop road
  • Redevelopment Pacific and Phoenix Reserve
  • Redevelopment Spica Reserve
  • Redevelopment Skylark Reserve
  • Erskine Park entrance beautification
  • Redevelopment Capella Reserve (to be completed)
  • Amenity and storage building at Chameleon Reserve alongside the existing netball courts
  • Chameleon Reserve Masterplan
  • Chameleon Reserve co-funding of the Five Million Trees Grant in-line with the masterplan, which delivered $300k in tree planting
  • It is anticipated that the remainder of the funds generated from the sale of the land will be directed towards the implementation of the Chameleon Reserve masterplan.

Once complete, the project will inject approx. $5.6 million back into Erskine Park and contribute to Penrith City Council’s vision for creating a more liveable and contemporary community that is adapting to the future needs of residents.


New low-density homes will also be constructed on the sites featuring best practice sustainable design and inclusions while ensuring consistency with the residential development standards of the neighbourhood.


Builder Partnering

Council will partner with a trusted builder to deliver quality residential outcomes for the project. This partnership will allow Council to work with a preferred builder to achieve built form outcomes in line with approved design guidelines, deliver timely development outcomes so lots do not sit vacant for an extended period, and set new standards in design and sustainability.


The builder partnering process will begin in early 2021 with an Expression of Interest (EOI) process. Following approval of the subdivision development application and construction certificate, Council will then conduct a Select Tender process to appoint a preferred builder. The staging of the builder partnering process is summarised below:

  • Council will obtain necessary statutory subdivision and construction approvals
  • Council will select a preferred builder partner through a Select Tender process
  • The relationship with the builder will be structured around a partnering agreement that clearly identifies the roles and responsibilities of each party
  • The builder will market the house and land packages
  • Council will complete the subdivision construction
  • Purchasers will enter into a split contract with Council for the land component only, and the builder for the construction of the dwelling only

Subdivision of the Land

In early 2021, Council will begin the process of obtaining subdivision approvals for the creation of the individual residential allotments.


During this phase of the project, a development application will be lodged with Council seeking subdivision approval for the sites. The community will have an opportunity to provide comment and feedback on the proposed subdivision layouts as would be the case with any development application. Residents in the vicinity of the development sites will be notified of the development application in accordance with Council’s notification policy.


Once subdivision approval is obtained, construction of the lots will commence in accordance with the development consent conditions.


Marketing of House and Land Packages and Vacant Land

It is anticipated that the marketing of the house and land packages and the vacant land sites will commence at the start of the subdivision construction phase in mid 2022. To register your interest please email property@penrith.city.