Camellia's ideal location on the Parramatta River and only 1.5km east of the Parramatta CBD makes it an obvious choice for a thriving jobs, transport and residential precinct.

Camellia Town Centre Master Plan

Camellia Town Centre Master Plan

Proposing a new Camellia Town Centre

If the Camellia Town Centre is set to be rezoned as proposed in the draft Camellia Town Centre Master Plan 2018, it would be transformed into an attractive place to live, work and play and bring many investment opportunities for businesses and investors.

Draft Camellia Town Centre Master Plan 2018

The City of Parramatta Council helped the NSW Government’s Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) prepare the draft Camellia Town Centre Master Plan (2018), which will guide the future development of the precinct over the next 20 to 30 years. The draft Plan includes a traffic and transport solution for the Camellia precinct, which will help progress planning for extra jobs in the area and unlock affordable housing. 

Up to 10,000 new homes would be provided in the Town Centre, including affordable housing, and all within walking distance of a light rail station.
The draft Plan proposed the development of:

  • Retail stores 
  • Offices and commercial spaces
  • Cafes and restaurants

The draft Master Plan also outlines the potential for a new primary school, library, and community hub, creating 5000 new jobs.


The future of Camellia

The NSW Government is currently considering the draft Greater Parramatta and Olympic Peninsula Place-based Infrastructure Compact (PIC) Pilot, its strategy for the region's growth and infrastructure development released by the Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) in late 2019. The GSC's recommendation to retain underused Camellia's current zoning rather than redeveloping it is strongly opposed by City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer. 

In its submission to the GSC, Council outlined that excluding the industrial area from broader land use changes:

  • ignores the years of collaborative strategic and master-planning work done by Council and the NSW Government, such as the Camellia Town Centre Master Plan 2018, and the GSC's own District Plan;
  • fails to support the investment being made in a Parramatta Light Rail stop in Camellia;
  • ignores the precinct's strategic positioning close to the Parramatta CBD; and
  • fails to address the precinct's current underutilisation. 

The Draft Place Strategy for Camellia is expected to go on public exhibition for comment in October 2021.

Architectural rendering of the new Camellia Town Centre. Residents make their way around the purpose built residential and retail sector walking through parklands and eating at cafes that form the major component of the redevelopment.