Menangle Park’s future as urban centre unveiled

The burgeoning new community at Menangle Park will welcome a police station and new retail and commercial services as part of a larger plan for the development of the Macarthur region.

The rural suburb has been identified as an important urban precinct in the State Government’s Greater Macarthur 2040 plan.

Planning Minister Anthony Roberts unveiled the plan at a ceremony at Gilead yesterday.

Developer Dahua Group is already selling lots in the area, which was rezoned in November last year.

The number of houses is expected to swell to 4000.

According to figures from, Menangle Park’s population will grow to more than 10,000 people by 2036 in stark contrast to the 330 people currently living there, an increase in population of more than 3000 per cent.

The Government’s latest strategic document lays out funding for transport and community infrastructure through a proposed Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC), paid by developers.

The SIC has set aside funding for a new police station to service the area and a multipurpose community centre.

More than $100 million will be allocated to the connection of Spring Farm to Appin Rd via Menangle through the new Spring Farm Parkway.

More than $26 million will be spent on building interchange ramps onto the Hume Highway from the Spring Farm Parkway.

The first stage of construction of the Spring Farm Parkway is likely to begin when the second stage of development at Menangle Park starts.

Menangle Rd will also be widened to four lanes, two each way, between Picton Rd and Glen Alpine, with a $90 million developer contribution earmarked for funding.

Land near Menangle Park may also be used for a future industrial precinct.

“Land south of Menangle Park may be suitable for employment in logistics and warehousing as it is located at the proposed junction of the Hume Motorway,” the Greater Macarthur document states.

As published in the Daily Telegraph