EARTHWORKS are clearing the way for a second Eglinton estate that could eventually house more than 7500 people.
Landowner LandCorp has partnered with Satterley Property Group to develop the 241ha estate, called Allara, east of Marmion Avenue and north of Pipidinny Road.
They expect it to provide at least 3406 dwellings, with the first land releases planned along Marmion Avenue, according to a master plan created in 2013.
The plan indicated public open space would make up 26.13ha and include four main conservation parks, totalling 7ha, and several pocket parks.
There will also be a 10ha park with playing fields, next to a high school and one of two primary schools in the estate.
‘Allara is planned to become a vibrant, self-sustaining coastal community nestled beside pristine regional open space that cleverly integrates active open spaces and offers a large range of affordable living options,’ the estate website reads.
‘(The estate) will be developed over the next 10 to 15 years (and) will be home to more than 7500 people and include a town centre and train station.’
About 185ha north of the estate has been set aside as Bush Forever land, extending west to the coast, and Strategen finished a clearing and revegetation management plan (CRMP) for north Eglinton and south Yanchep in July.
‘The purpose of this CRMP is to address the collection, use and transfer of native seed, the collection and use of topsoil within the project area, as well as revegetation and streetscaping, with the aim of enhancing Carnaby’s black cockatoo habitat,’ the plan said.
‘The project area contains 242.3ha of potential Carnaby’s black cockatoo foraging habitat, of which 176.7ha will be cleared.’
It said the developers would arrange to collect native seed before clearing, collect 5ha of topsoil and revegetate at least 5ha of parks with native plants.
‘Streetscaping in the project area will include areas of open space and will contain a mixture of canopy trees and understorey vegetation, of which at least 50 per cent of the plants planted will consist of Carnaby’s black cockatoo primary feeding species,’ it said.