Client story

Sydney's 'super precincts' gather momentum

We provide growth forecasts for a proposed Sydney mega-city

Over the next 20 years, the area that covers Parramatta to Olympic park, in Sydney’s west, is expected to evolve into a visionary central city.

This future city, conceived by The Greater Sydney Commission, will incorporate four industry and lifestyle-focused precincts: Parramatta city centre and Westmead ‘health and education super precinct’; ‘next generation living’ in Camellia and Carlingford; ‘essential urban services, advanced technology and knowledge sectors’ in Camellia, Rydalmere, Silverwater and Auburn; and a ‘lifestyle super precinct’ at Olympic Park.

To achieve this vision, the Greater Sydney Commission engaged our Strategic Consulting team, as part of a consortium of specialists including COX Architecture and urban planning consultancy Mecone, to forecast the number of new homes and jobs that this cluster of precincts, known as the Greater Parramatta to Olympic Peninsula, or GPOP, could generate.

Our study would help the government, businesses and community work towards a defined goal, through the delivery of infrastructure or services.

We pulled together vast sets of data that we had amassed from previous land studies and surveys, as well as government housing supply forecasts and population, dwelling and employment projections.

With these we were then able to provide the commission with a range of potential land use scenarios as well as housing and employment projections for each of the proposed precincts over 10, 20 and 40-year horizons.

Our study is now being used to guide the development of what proposes to be a truly liveable, sustainable and productive city.

And in the years to come, our study will continue to be a valuable reference for the city’s ongoing infrastructure and service needs.