urban design & master planners

and Community Centre

Easily accessed underground car parking

Secondary pedestrian shopping loop

Natural ventilation and innovative shading features

Main Street shopping and dining

Town Square water feature and seating

Residential over shops

The proposed North-West Rail Link station at Rouse Hill to be completed by 2020

Transit Integration

Pedestrian Shopping Loop

Rouse Hill Main Street

Main Street shops with offices above

Vinegar Hill Memorial Library

Regional Setting

Town Centre - Illustrative Open Space Plan

Rouse Hill Town Square / Vinegar Hill Memorial Library and Community Centre



SITE AREA: 12 hectares
OPEN SPACE: 3.5 ha
DENSITY: 42 upha (103 upa) gross
RESIDENTIAL: 500 units
RETAIL: 140,000 sqm

OFFICE: 50,000 sqm

SITE AREA: 13 ha
OPEN SPACE: 0.7 ha
DENSITY: 22 upha (54 upa) gross
RESIDENTIAL: 290 units
RETAIL: 70,000 sqm
OFFICE: 20,000 sqm


- 2010 Award For Excellence

  The Urban Land Institute

- The National Walter Burley Griffin Award

   for Urban Design
  Australian Institute of Architects

- The Lloyd Rees Award for Outstanding

   Urban Design
  Australian Institute of Architects,

  New South Wales Chapter

CIVITAS prepared the plans and design guidelines for the mixed use heart of Rouse Hill. The Town Centre, consisting of a Town Centre Core (phase one) and a Northern Precinct (phase two), includes a series of integrated public open spaces, a community and civic focus, pedestrian-friendly streets, and a variety of shopping and employment options.
Key points of the Town Centre include:
• 5 minute walk to high speed transit;
• A diverse hierarchy of open spaces including a town square, waterfront square, town green, and town park;
• Connected, walkable, active plazas and streets lined with fine-grain retail, restaurants, and cafes at ground level;
• A water sensitive approach that integrates eco-streets, rain gardens, and stormwater management into the overall open space system;
• A mix of apartments, townhouses and seniors housing, and;
• A variety of office uses, a community centre, and public library.

Rouse Hill Town Centre / Sydney, Australia


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