A reinvigorated vibrant town centre, 2000 new homes, road upgrades and more public space form a 20-year vision to support the future growth of the northern Sydney suburb of Frenchs Forest.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Rob Stokes released the Frenchs Forest Place Strategy for public consultation on Friday, saying it set out what was needed to support a predicted population growth of 39,000 new residents by 2036.
“Frenchs Forest is a popular area which has grown significantly in recent years and this strategy outlines how we can help fast-track approximately 2,000 new homes and provide the infrastructure and services needed,” Mr Stokes said.
“The Frenchs Forest plan is about providing more employment on the beaches so our community doesn’t have to travel vast distances for work. A town centre next to a brand new hospital is an incredible opportunity for more jobs where people live.”
Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell said a key part of the strategy was a new home for The Forest High School at Allambie Heights.
“The new location of The Forest High School is a fantastic result for the local community with the school moving 1.5km into new, state-of-the-art facilities,” Ms Mitchell said.
“The community will be able to provide feedback on the new facilities and I am incredibly excited about opportunities this project will offer current and future students of The Forest High School.”
To view the draft strategy and provide feedback until September 3, visit planning.nsw.gov.au/frenchsforest