Macquarie Fields slated for revamp

In 20 years time: An artists's impression of what the future Macquarie Fields could look like. Picture: Department of Planning and Environment
In 20 years time: An artists's impression of what the future Macquarie Fields could look like. Picture: Department of Planning and Environment

Streets on the eastern side of Macqaurie Fields Train Station are set to undergo a makeover.

The Glenfield to Macarthur Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy has given an indication on what the precincts around Campbelltown’s seven train stations could look like in 20 years.

While the transformation of Macquarie Fields is not as dramatic as what has been earmarked for Ingleburn and Campbelltown – both of which are set to become havens for high-rise development – plans suggest an extra 340 new dwellings could be built by 2036.

A map shows the area that borders Milton Park to the south, north to where Atchinson Road crosses Bunbury Creek and east to Parkland Avenue, is set to become home to a cluster of three to six-storey buildings.

Change on the way: The precinct around Macquarie Fields Train Station will look significantly different in 20 years. Picture: Chris Lane

Change on the way: The precinct around Macquarie Fields Train Station will look significantly different in 20 years. Picture: Chris Lane

A mix of single and double storey dwellings, as well as town houses, are currently located in the area. Campbelltown Mayor George Brtcevic grew up in Macquarie Fields and said the area near the station was “quite drab” and in need of a facelift.

“It’s a waste having single-storey dwellings on big blocks around the station.”

Cr Brticevic said while existing residents would not be forced out, the temptation to sell should prove too enticing.

“It’s their prerogative but … I don’t see many of those residents staying put.”