Rosehill Mini-City and Metro on the Right Track

Belinda Wallis •
December 07, 2023

Plans to transform Rosehill Racecourse into a new mini-city with a metro stop are on the right track to deliver for Sydney’s booming west, according to the Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue.

Chairman of the leading advocacy group, Christopher Brown AM, said the bold plan will mean much-needed housing and transport connections for the region.

“The Minns Government is on the right track with this bold new urban development plan on Parramatta’s eastern fringe,” Mr Brown said.

“The proposal to build 25,000 new homes and an extra Metro West station at Rosehill will help house the city’s booming population and grow jobs in the west.

“Plans for the Metro West station at Rosehill is great news for creating a steel spine that will connect the CBD with Parramatta and beyond.

“The Dialogue has always believed that we should be prepared to pay to play, and this value capture project will fund valuable infrastructure where it is needed most.”

Mr Brown said it was set to add much-needed housing supply and mean new affordable housing for Sydney, but warned the windfall must be reinvested in racing, tourism and community amenity for the West.

“This has the potential to be a win-win for Western Sydney,” Mr Brown said. “It will mean much needed housing, deliver new transport connections and provide a boost for Liverpool, Parramatta and Canterbury-Bankstown local councils.

“We congratulate Australian Turf Club Chairman Peter McGauran and Racing NSW Chief Executive Peter V’landys for thinking big – and urge continued backing of horse racing in Western Sydney.

“It is vital that the money the Australian Turf Club will generate from the Rosehill site development be spent on upgrading Canterbury Park and Warwick Farm racecourse at Liverpool.

“We cannot let the Golden Slipper – the icon of Western Sydney’s tourism economy – be lost to the east.

“With the eventual loss of the Golden Slipper and Rosehill conference centre, we need to ensure this is right for racing and the community with funds reinvested in facilities on site to ensure community amenity within a new estate.”