Wentworth Point UAP has received Commendations in both Concept Design and Government Leadership at the 2014 NSW UDIA awards.
The design provides an integrated approach to waterside development with residential and maritime uses combining to create a new unique identity for Wentworth Point Urban Activation Precinct (UAP).
The new precinct project was led by JBA with concept designed by Conybeare Morrison International.
Wentworth Point was amongst the first Urban Activation Precincts (UAPs) announced by NSW Planning & Infrastructure (P&I) in March 2013. The land owner is Roads and Maritime Services, also a major contributor to the project.
Close to both the Sydney and Parramatta CBDs, Wentworth Point UAP will offer residents and visitors:
- a range of low, mid and high-rise residential buildings for 2300 residents
- a new 3.9 Ha peninsula park along with three new pocket parks
- foreshore cycling and walking paths – providing public access for the first time
- an 18 classroom school with playing fields by 2017
- upgrades to nearby Hill and Bennelong Roads to accommodate the increased population
- new maritime uses adjacent to Homebush Bay, supporting retail and other businesses
Chris Bain, Principal Strategic Planner at JBA points to the ground-breaking nature of the initiative, ‘The UAP program demonstrates the state government’s leadership in delivering housing and jobs while Wentworth Point in particular is a model for how this can be achieved through combining the achievement of yield and density with the delivery of significant community benefit.’
In pointing to the design achievement Richard Nugent, Associate Director at Conybeare Morrison says ‘This is an innovative plan which not only opens this part of Sydney’s foreshore for the first time, the design of public and private open spaces draw the foreshore experience deep into the site for the benefit of the entire community.’
Conybeare Morrison, the project’s lead designer and JBA, the project’s lead planner, worked with a consortium of built environment professionals to deliver a comprehensive response to complex site challenges. Conybeare Morrison’s work included the masterplan, visions for the built form, public domain and landscape resolutions, 3D visualisations and animation. JBA’s work included the preparation of the planning framework, including the LEP and DCP provisions, and an integrated suite of communications collateral for public exhibition.