Pendle Hill's former Bonds Spinning Mills site in Sydney’s west is now one step closer to redevelopment after changes to zoning were approved by the NSW Government.
Previously zoned light industrial, developer Dyldam submitted plans for the development of the former Bonds site in 2015. Branded "Denier Park", the developer initially submitted a development application for 1300 units which was later scaled back to 1260 by Holroyd Council last year.
The rezoning, approved by the Department of Planning and Environment, will allow for urban renewal transforming the old eight-hectare industrial site into new mixed-use precinct.
Site renewal as a result of the rezoning will include development of medium-density residential apartments, commercial facilities including a supermarket, retail outlets, childcare facilities and offices.
The rezoning will also allow for 6,000 square metres of floor space, a 5,500 square metre public park and community facilities highlighting the site’s heritage aspects.
Department of Planning and Environment region executive director Steve Murray said the rezoning was a positive step for new homes and jobs for the site and the local area.
“For five years the historic manufacturing site has stood empty, but this rezoning means it can now be brought back to life," he said.
The old Bonds site is just 400 metres from Pendle Hill station, and six kilometres to Parramatta CBD and one kilometre to the Wentworthville town centre.
The project would have a total of 2.5 hectares of new open space including a playground, children’s bike path and an informal sporting area, all with linking pedestrian pathways.
“The historic industrial buildings would be preserved and adapted as part of a community areas on the site," he said.
“And the character of the surrounding neighbourhood would also be protected [...] building heights would be limited to 39 metres or 12-storeys and limited to a few buildings in the centre of the site.
"From those buildings, heights would gradually step down to three storeys toward the site boundaries.”
The next step is for a development application to be submitted, placed on exhibition and assessed by Cumberland Council.