Key Dates

The following sets out anticipated milestones for the development. These dates are subject to change as we work through construction.

2018   

1
 
PROJECT TEAM APPOINTED
Together with the Parish, the Diocese of Broken Bay and the Catholic Schools Office, we appointed a comprehensive team of consultants including Architectus as our architect, Turf Design as our landscape architect.
 
 
2
 
MASTER PLANNING INVESTIGATIONS
In discussions with the Parish, we worked through the challenges and opportunities of a new master plan for the site to determine the best outcome for all stakeholders.
 
3
 
CONCEPT DESIGN DEVELOPED
The master plan was developed into a concept design, which was presented to the Parish, to Council via a formal pre-DA meeting, and to the Design Excellence Advisory Panel.
 
4
 
PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND DETAILED DESIGN
A detailed design for the site was developed through further consultation with both the Parish and general public.
 
5
 
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION PREPARED
After gathering feedback, the detailed design and various consultant reports were finalised to form part of our Development Application.
 
6
 
DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION LODGED (AUGUST 2018)
The Development Application was lodged with City of Parramatta Council in August 2018 for formal assessment.
 
2019   

7
 
COUNCIL ASSESSMENT AND REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
Council and other state agencies reviewed the application, issued Requests for Information where required, and made a recommendation for Approval to the Sydney Central City Planning Panel.
 
2020   

8
 
PLANNING PANEL DETERMINATION
The Sydney Central City Planning Panel approved the Development Application on 11 May 2020.
 
9
 
DETAILED DESIGN
The Development Application plans will now be further developed into a more detailed set of plans in preparation for construction. This is a highly-involved and lengthly process that will take some time to complete.
 
2021   

10
 
SCHOOL RELOCATION
St Agatha’s Catholic Primary School will welcome the students and teachers of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Primary school for a temporary occupancy until the delivery of the new school.
2022   

11
 
BUILDER APPOINTED
Stockland has entered into a construction contract with Richard Crookes Constructions for design and construction of the Epping redevelopment project.
12
 
DEMOLITION
The next phase of the project involves finalising the design documentation ready for construction, and demolition of the existing presbytery, parish administration building and school buildings in preparation for construction.
13
 
CONSTRUCTION COMMENCEMENT
Construction is expected to start in September once demolition is complete, the design document is finalised, and a Construction Certificate has been obtained.