55 Coonara Avenue

Mirvac is developing a new master planned community at 55 Coonara Ave, West Pennant Hills, including conservation of the remnant forest.

In June 2020, the 26 hectare site was rezoned from Business Park to a combination of Residential, over the existing office building and carpark areas, and Environmental Conservation on the remainder of the site including the entire existing remnant forest.

Our vision is to create a residential community that focuses on exceptional design, featuring up to 600 dwellings (a combination of both apartments and houses) and extensive open spaces for residents to enjoy. The design will be sensitive to complement this unique bushland setting.

 

Protecting the forest

Mirvac understands the important role the remnant Blue Gum High Forest and the Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest has in providing valuable habitat for local native flora and fauna, in particular the Powerful Owl, and we are committed to its protection.

As such, construction works on site will be carried out under specific controls designed to minimise any potential impacts on the habitat for the Powerful Owl. Further information on these controls, including proposed methodologies, will be outlined in our development applications. Furthermore, as part of the redevelopment, approximately 9 hectares of forest will be dedicated to the State Government to become an extension to the adjoining Cumberland State Forest.

 

Next steps

With the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s rezoning of the site in June this year, Mirvac has progressed with developing the masterplan design before preparing a series of Development Applications (DA) to The Hills Shire Council.

Already submitted in October 2020 is the Demolition DA which seeks approval to demolish the redundant office buildings currently on the site. This will be followed by a Concept Masterplan DA which will demonstrate our vision for the site.

Members of the local community will have an opportunity to provide feedback on these DAs via The Hills Shire Council public exhibition process. The Demolition DA is on public exhibition until 14th December and we anticipate the Concept Masterplan DA will be exhibited early 2021.

We are looking forward to sharing our plans with you as we progress through these milestones and listening to your feedback.

Any queries regarding the DAs can be directed to Mirvac via our community information line 1800 531 535 or coonaracommunity@mirvac.com

 

Community Engagement

Understanding the significant community interest within this project, Mirvac is committed to working with the community throughout this project, ensuring they are continuously informed and given the opportunity provide feedback.

In September 2020, Mirvac sought expressions of interest from community members and local community representatives to establish a Community Reference Group. A total of 12 applicants – representing a diverse mix of local community groups, businesses, environmental groups, and neighbouring residents – were selected to participate in the CRG. Members will act as a conduit for their respective community and will help distribute updates and information about the project at key milestones.

The group is currently limited to 12, but if you are a member of the local community that would like to get involved, please contact us vis the details above and we will keep your details for when a position comes available.

CRG meetings are in addition to other community engagement activities – such as project newsletters, community webinars - that will enable the wider community to ask questions and provide feedback to the project team.

 

About Mirvac 

Mirvac is a leading Australian property group, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”).

With 48 years of experience, Mirvac has an unmatched reputation for delivering quality products and services across residential, office, industrial and retail.

Since our founding in 1972, we have been reimagining urban life in Australia - creating exceptional living experiences through the pursuit of quality and care in every little detail. 

To reimagine urban life is both our passion and our purpose through which we leave a legacy of sustainable, connected and vibrant urban environments.

For more information, contact us at coonaracommunity@mirvac.com

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