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would become an affordable housing hub with easy access to nearby services and
facilities under a new plan to guide development and infrastructure in the
Mount Hutton Precinct Area Plan is now on public exhibition, with feedback
sought on the changes it proposes to cope with the suburb’s growth.
Macquarie City Council Manager Integrated Planning Wes Hain said much had
changed in Mount Hutton since the existing Area Plan was implemented in 2004.
population increased by almost 11 per cent in the five years to the 2016
“We’ve seen a
lot of new development across Mount Hutton in the past five years and that is
expected to continue,” Mr Hain said.
provides controls to ensure the effective delivery and design of
infrastructure, and the enhancement of key landscape and conservation features
of the area.”
plan outlines construction of new or replacement infrastructure across parts of
Mount Hutton, including road renewals, new roundabouts and traffic lights,
shared pathways and upgraded stormwater drains.
new on-road cycleways along Warners Bay Road, Violet Town Road and Helen
roundabout would be built at the corner of Wilsons Road and Violet Town Road,
and new traffic lights at the Merrigum Street and South Street intersection
would be installed to cope with increasing traffic.
plan also covers potential new road links, including connecting Glasshouse
Ridge Road to Langdon Way, and separately to Sylva Place.
suggests removing a previously proposed new section of road linking Wilsons
Road and Willow Road.
Mr Hain said
housing density guidelines in Mount Hutton would remain unchanged under the
“The aim is
to strike a balance between built form and the natural landscape,” Mr Hain
concluded there was no current need to rezone additional land for medium
density development, but a review in the next 5-10 years is recommended.”
Mount Hutton Precinct Area Plan and a related background study are on
exhibition until 5pm Monday 10 September at shape.lakemac.com.au/mount-hutton-area-plan.
are also available at Speers Point, Charlestown, Windale and Belmont libraries,
and at Council’s administration building.