Client story

Laying the groundwork for suburban growth

Our economic studies support government plans to reinvigorate metropolitan Sydney



Our studies would help the Department make informed decisions about the best way to progress its plans

As part of its goal to create great places to live and work, particularly as Sydney’s population continues to grow, the New South Wales Department of Planning and Environment has identified areas which have good access to public transport and the capacity to expand.

These locations are referred to as ‘planned precincts’, and in collaboration with local councils and the community, the Department is working to deliver the necessary infrastructure - including schools, parks, transport, hospitals and roads - to support new housing and employment opportunities that will take the precincts into a new stage of growth.

We were engaged to carry out economic studies of these planned precincts located across the Sydney metropolitan region. The precincts include Carter Street in Lidcombe, Telopea, Riverwood, Showground, Rhodes, Camellia, Bardwell Park and Turrella.

Our studies included feasibility appraisals, employment analysis and land use take-up projections, which would help the Department make informed decisions about the best way to progress its plans.

We have tracked residential and employment land use across Sydney consistently over the past 50 years and were able to leverage our historical data to contextualise and convey opportunities and constraints within the planned precincts, now and into the future.

We also drew on our own collection of ‘door-to-door’ land-use surveys, which provide comparable information across 50 Sydney suburbs and remain unmatched by any publicly available information source.

By also leaning on a vast network of property sector specialists within our business, in valuation, leasing and agency services, we provided the Department with a comprehensive set of studies which are now being used to take its expanded precincts into the further stages of planning.