The redevelopment of 34 Walker Street, Rhodes is the next stage in the transformation of the Station Precinct to a high density mixed use precinct. Urbis prepared the Development Application for two residential towers comprising 400 apartments above three levels of retail space and a public indoor recreation centre.
Designed by SJB Architects, the development follows the preparation of a master plan and adoption of new planning framework that involved changes to urban form and increased densities to support a model shift towards public transport patronage, and an interconnected network of public spaces on land opposite the Rhodes train station.
Analysis by the City of Canada Bay Council found there were deficiencies in the provision of community facilities including sports and recreation facilities particularly for young people. Council identified priorities for the provision of future Council operated facilities including the need for more strategically located facilities and the rationalisation of Council’s single purpose facilities within activity hubs. The proposal forms a critical stage in the realisation of Council’s vision for a mixed-use centre supported by social infrastructure.
Planning for population growth at Rhodes strategic centre identified a demand for additional social infrastructure. This development demonstrates how to successfully integrate sports and recreational facilities with new housing.