The urban sprawl transforming southwest Sydney is set to reach another semirural township, with a $22 million housing estate proposed in Cobbitty by foreign-backed developer Boyuan Holdings Limited (BHL).
Cobbitty, with a last recorded population of 2000 people, was recently threatened by the proposed Outer Sydney Orbital motorway but may have a new challenge to its village lifestyle.
BHL has recently lodged plans with Camden Council to subdivide part of an 80ha site on Cobbitty Rd, owned by the McIntosh Brothers. The 268-lot housing estate would surround the existing Macarthur Anglican School and link with AV Jennings’ Arcadian Hills estate.
The proposed subdivision would link with the nearby Arcadian Hills estate.
BHL head of development Paul Hourigan revealed construction on the proposed housing estate, which is not yet named, would begin in 2022.
"The subdivision is only one part of BHL’s continued focus on delivering beautiful, master planned communities for the people of Camden," he said.
"The site was zoned for residential development in 2006, along with the rest of the South West Growth Centre and offers a fantastic opportunity for a high-quality estate, drawing on the amenity of the adjacent creeks and vistas of the Blue Mountains."
Walking trails, recreation space and more houses are planned for the rest of the 80ha site.
"The precinct also includes some land with commercial capacity which could include a potential for a cafe or bistro," Mr Hourigan said
Access to the housing estate is proposed to be through a roundabout on the Macquarie Grove and Cobbitty Rd intersection, with a new link road to be known as Charles McIntosh Parkway linking through the entire subdivision to Arcadian Hills estate.
The subdivision is proposed to take place across five stages, with the majority of blocks to be between 300 and 400 sqm.
BHL is currently developing a 27ha housing estate, known as Oxley Ridge, in Cobbitty on The Northern Rd.
The plans are on public exhibition until on August 8.