Ermington Master Plan

Ermington Master Plan

Located on Parramatta River, near Silverwater Road Bridge, this 20 ha site previously housed Commonwealth Department of Defence Naval Stores. Architectus prepared the Master Plan for the site - one of the first major master plans under State Environmental Planning Policy No.56 where the Minister of Planning is the consent authority.

The Master Plan provides for 600 to 650 dwellings. Eleven building types provide for a range of accommodation including free standing houses, town houses, apartments and terraced waterfront apartments. Fingers of parklands (recalling the pattern of stores perpendicular to the river) extend into the site from the foreshore park opening river views to the maximum number of dwellings and providing a varied built edge to the river.

Most notably the Master Plan achieved 100% community support following a programme of thorough community consultation. The plan is illustrated as a model planning process in the Parramatta DCP.

Project Sheet

Project Summary

Commonwealth Department of Defence
Sydney, NSW
Floor area
Original value
Michael Harrison

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