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Find all the tools, insights and offers to help you and your company on your multi-modal journey available only to Connect member businesses. 

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TWG


Transport Working Group

TWG


Transport Working Group

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Transport Working Group

As a member of Connect you're invited to inform government on the transport issues that matter your business.

Every two to three months Connect member businesses participate in the Connect Transport Working Group (TWG). The group aims to inform transport decision making for Macquarie Park and North Ryde by receiving formal consideration of questions our members collectively address to TfNSW, City of Ryde, RMS, Department of Planning and Sydney Metro. 

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Data hub

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Data hub

Data driven insights 

Connect relies on data from our members to inform travel behaviour change campaigns, analyse travel demand and to share with all tiers of government to improve travel options to and from Macquarie Park and North Ryde.

With high levels of growth expected over the next 20 years and the significant accessibility challenges faced across multiple transport modes, long-term strategic transport and land use data for Macquarie Park and North Ryde is vital in guiding and prioritising the future development of transport infrastructure and services. 

Where do we come from?

Postcode analysis of 55,055 commuters under Connect membership umbrella - May 2017

19% of Commuters are from the ryde Region

With a high proportion of commuters living within Ryde region improved bus connections that penetrate the core of Macquarie Park and North Ryde during peak hours would reduce demand for on-street parking and reduce local congestion. 

The Hill District is the third most popular region with 7% commuting from this area - TfNSW has increased the number and frequency of bus services from the Hills and travel options will increase dramatically for these commuters when the new metro train comes online in mid 2019. 

In Macquarie Park and North Ryde people work in a range of offices, technology, laboratory buildings and logistics spaces. Macquarie Park is also home to Macquarie University, a teaching hospital, a major shopping centre and several housing precincts. 

How did we get here?

Mode share analysis of Connect membership employees only - May 2017

73% of Northern Beaches residents Drive-alone to work

A high proportion of commuters drive-alone from the Northern Beaches due to lack of public transport options 

Most commuters from the Northern Beaches drive alone to work due to lack of transport options whilst commuters from the Central Coast catch the train and use their cars the least.

OPAL train data for Macquarie Park and North Ryde

TfNSW supplied Connect OPAL data for Wednesday 7 September 2016. In preparation for the temporary rail shutdown Connect is analysing train station data to ascertain the number of trips and the time those trips are taken to inform temporary rail shutdown planning for our members. 

Macquarie University Station

Total trips: 24,692

Arriving: 12,588 - Departing: 12,104

This station is frequented outside peak times due to travel demand from shoppers and students. More travellers arrive by train than depart which tells us that this station is a meeting place and travellers choose different modes for their return journeys.

Macquarie University Station Train Usage - 

Macquarie Park station

Total trips: 9,356

Arriving: 4,673 - Departing: 4,683

This station is frequented mostly during peak times due a high concentration of adult travellers - almost 90% are adult tickets. Prior to the shutdown train users will be encouraged to shift their journeys to avoid the most congested periods. 

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North ryde station

Total trips: 4,486

Arriving: 2,287 - Departing: 2,199

This station is frequented mostly during peak times due a high concentration of adult travellers - 83% are adult tickets. Prior to the shutdown train users will be encouraged to shift their journeys to avoid the most congested periods. 

Planning


Planning Data

Planning


Planning Data

 

Major Developments in Macquarie Park and North Ryde

Macquarie Park and North Ryde is constantly growing with major developments. These developments will change the dynamics of the business precinct with the a change of landscape and traffic flow. 

Development Timeline

Timeline of identified projects within Macquarie Park and North Ryde

Timeline of identified projects within Macquarie Park and North Ryde

Development Map

GIS map of planned major developments in Macquarie Park and North Ryde.

GIS map of planned major developments in Macquarie Park and North Ryde.

 

Listed below are developments that are approved or have a recent development application submitted to provide an insight on what to expect. 

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Centrale

Construction of a mixed use development comprising of 4 buildings with a maximum height of 14 storeys (above basement levels). The development will contain 380 apartments and 3 separate retail tenancy spaces. Two levels of basement car parking containing 424 spaces and ancillary uses are proposed. Vehicular access is proposed via Station Street. The development also includes a publicly accessible central plaza and associated landscaping works. 

Location: 1-17 Delhi Rd, NORTH RYDE

Status: Approved

Expected Completion Date: Early 2018

 
 
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Macquarie Park village

Construction of three (3) mixed use buildings with a total of 297 apartments as follows:

  • Sydney Building: Ground floor services and retail/commercial with 21 levels of residential units above. The building will contain 156 apartments.
  • Melbourne Building: Ground floor retail/commercial and 11 levels of residential units above. The building will contain 102 apartments.
  • Hobart Building: Ground floor retail/commercial, community facilities (gym) and 7 levels of residential units above. The building will contain 39 apartments. 

Location: 110-114 Herring Rd, MACQUARIE PARK

Status: Approved

UPDATE: Amendment to the approved Development Consent by adding 10 levels of residential apartments consisting of 60 additional units to the approved 12 storey Melbourne Building. Please note that a Section 75W modification for the Concept Approval MP10_112 was approved by the Department of Planning & Environment to increase maximum height of Melbourne building from 12 storeys to 22 storeys.

Expected Completion Date: Not Available

 
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One Twenty Macquarie

A 23 storey mixed use development comprising of 198 residential apartments with 107m2 of ground floor retail space. The proposal will provide 221 car parking spaces within three & half levels of basement parking. 

Location: 120-126 Herring Rd, MACQUARIE PARK

Status: Approved

Expected Completion Date: 2018

 
 

MACQUARIE GREEN

Construction of 2 residential flat buildings comprising 160 units with basement parking for 147 vehicles, construction of 4 semi-detached dwellings fronting David Avenue, new private access road connecting David Avenue and Whiteside Street, and landscaping works. The residential flat buildings will extend to 5 storeys for Building A and 3 storeys for Building B. The total number of parking spaces on site will be 165. 

Location: 14-16 David Ave, NORTH RYDE

Status: Approved

Expected Completion Date : Mid 2017

 
 

Macquarie Centre Redevelopment

Mixed use redevelopment of Macquarie Centre including design parameters for future development on the site. This includes building envelopes for the proposed basement, expanded podium and four towers fronting Herring Road. The towers will range in height from 90m to 120m above existing ground level and will contain mixed use development including commercial premises, residential accommodation and/or tourist & visitor accommodation. The development will also include the creation of "Station Plaza" between the train station & shopping centre, basement & rooftop car parking building envelopes to accommodate a maximum of 2175 additional car spaces and new vehicle & pedestrian access points. 

Location: 197-223 Herring Rd, MACQUARIE PARK

Status: Approved

Expected Completion Date: Not Available

 
 

NBH at Lachlan's Line

Construction of a mixed use development including the following works:

  • 3 levels of shared basement car parking for 884 car spaces;
  • A tunnel beneath Retail Street (a future public road) that will link Basement Levels 00 & 01 across Lots 104 & 105;
  • A single level podium across Lot 104 comprising of retail & community facilities uses;
  • 8 residential buildings comprising of 885 units ranging in height from 3 to 17 storeys;
  • Publicly accessible open spaces; A 2500m² community facility; & site landscaping. 

Location: 25 Epping Rd, MACQUARIE PARK

Status: Approved

Expected Completion Date: 2017-2019

 

RYDE GARDEN

Construction of a mixed use/residential development comprising of three buildings known as Building A, B and C. These buildings will be 23, 27 and 13 storeys (above basement levels) respectively. Retail premises and a child care centre are proposed on the ground floor of Building A. This building will also contain a gym on the first floor level and residential above. Buildings B and C will be entirely residential. A total of 830 residential apartments are proposed. Three levels of basement containing 869 car parking spaces. Construction of a public park with an area of 2100m2 and associated shared pedestrian/vehicle access way around the park. Construction of ancillary roads including a connection to Trinity Link Road & Lucknow Road. Landscaping of the site and provision of vehicular access and associated infrastructure works.

Location: 27-37 Dehli Rd, NORTH RYDE

Status: Approved

Expected Completion Date: End 2018

 
 

STARIN MACQUARIE PARK

A 19 storey building comprising of 154 serviced apartments, parking for 110 vehicles, a café on the ground floor, a rooftop restaurant and communal facilities for the use of guests including a function centre, 2 conference rooms, a pool and gym. The development also includes road widening works to Hyundai Drive and landscaping works. VPA: A Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) has been lodged with this application. Under Section 93F of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Act, developers can contribute works or money to the local community as part of their development. The VPA proposes to dedicate land to Council as public road, construction of the public road and a monetary contribution.

Location: 388-390 Lane Cove Rd, MACQUARIE PARK

Status: Approved

Expected Completion Date: End 2017

 
 
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Macquarie Corporate Park

Construction of a new part 6 part 7 storey commercial building with 3 level basement parking for 250 cars. The proposal includes the following works:

  • Incorporate a retail (café) tenancy on the ground floor fronting Khartoum Road,
  • Construct a 20.4m wide road along the southern boundary, • Construct a 3m wide pedestrian link along western boundary,
  • Landscaping, stormwater and public domain works.

Location: 8 Khartoum Rd, MACQUARIE PARK

Status: Approved

Expected Completion Date: Mid 2017

 
 

Park One

Construction of a mixed use development in two building blocks of part 16, 19 and 20 storeys in height comprising 409 apartments, 307m2 of retail tenancies, 362 car parking spaces, a car wash bay and 60 bicycle spaces.

Location: 80 Waterloo Rd, MACQUARIE PARK

Status: Approved

Expected Completion Date: Not Available

 
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Prime Macquarie

Construction of a mixed use development including the following works:

  • Four towers with a total rise of 23 storeys including a shared two storey podium;
  • 1743.7m2 of retail space
  • 680 residential apartments including 177 x 1 bedroom, 447 x 2 bedroom, 49 x 3 bedroom and 7 x 4 bedroom apartments.
  • Two basement levels and two levels above ground of car parking. A total of 684 car parking spaces are proposed.
  • Construction of a new public road off Waterloo Road and vehicular access off this new road.
  • Site landscaping including public domain improvements along Waterloo Road.

Location: 101-107 Waterloo Rd, MACQUARIE PARK

Status: Not Determined

Expected Completion Date: End 2019

 
 

82-84 Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park

 

Construction of a mixed use development as follows:

  • Two x 20 storey towers including a shared 2 storey podium;
  • 357 residential units comprising of 62 x 1 bedroom, 271 x 2 bedroom & 24 x 3 bedroom apartments;
  • 167m² of retail space;
  • 4 levels of basement car parking for 362 cars;
  • Construction of a riparian edge with a shared pedestrian/cycle path along the northern alignment of the site;
  • Landscaping works.

Location: 82-84 Waterloo Rd, MACQUARIE PARK

Status: Not Determined

Expected Completion Date: Not Available

 

137-143 Herring Rd, Macquarie Park

 

Construction of 2 residential apartment buildings comprising of 297 units (88 x1 bedroom, 202 x2 bedroom & 7x3 bedroom) over 4 basement levels of car parking with 275 spaces. 

Location: 137-143 Herring Rd, MACQUARIE PARK

Status: Not Determined

Expected Completion Date: Not Available

 

Dexus Business Park

 

Construction of an 11 to 12 storey commercial office building with shared parking over 5 basement levels for 564 cars, 43 motorcycles & 63 bicycles. Alterations to Building A to provide retail tenancies and reconfiguration of the entry & access to Building B and landscaping works.

Location: 7-11 Talavera Rd, MACQUARIE PARK

Status: Not Determined

Expected Completion Date: Not Available 

 

85-99 Waterloo Rd, Macquarie Park

 

Staged development for a concept plan at 85-97 Waterloo Road & Stage 1 construction of a commercial office/retail building at 97 Waterloo Road together with the construction of a new road and pedestrian link. 

Location: 85-99 Waterloo Rd, MACQUARIE PARK

Status: Not Determined

Expected Completion Date: Not Available

Event hub


Event Hub

Event hub


Event Hub

Event hub

Get the latest information from events Connect has either hosted or been part of in our vibrant Macquarie Park and North Ryde precinct.

Does a special evening of networking, drinks and canapés whilst talking transport sound good?

Join us for a special business after hours event on Monday 10 October 2016 hosted by Andrew Parker and the Optus sustainable transport team - get ready for an evening of futurism and discover the latest transport news for the Park. Speakers from Sydney Metro, Department of Planning, Optus Sustainable Transport team and Connect promise to delight, inform and entertain. And its free!

Macquarie Park AHRI Connect network forum

18 May 2016

Connect and AHRI’s Macquarie Park Network Forum joined forces to facilitate an informative session aimed at providing practical tools and tactics to help your business prosper.  We are facing an unprecedented period of change in Macquarie Park and North Ryde - this session will help ensure employee productivity is not adversely impacted.

Speakers on the day 

PROFESSOR DARYLL HULL PHD - DEPT OF MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT, MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY

Daryll has over 40 years' experience in Australian industry and government, with experience in many industry sectors in Australia including transport and logistics, financial services and higher education. Read Professor Hull's presentation here.

KAREN HAWES, HEAD OF HR SERVICES AU & NZ - NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Karen has been with Novartis for over 33 years, currently managing the HR system and processes for all Novartis companies in Australia and NZ. Read Karen's presentation here.

Zara Whitwell – Connect Macquarie + North Ryde

Zara specialises in delivering highly effective marketing strategies to help medium to large enterprise meet their goals. Her professional experience encompasses leading companies such as; Macquarie Bank, Consolidated Press Holdings, Warner Bros, Pixar and plus many more… Read Zara's presentation here.

 

 

Staff offers


Staff offers


Staff offers 

Connect gives its members and their employees instant discounts, freebies and priority offers for transport related benefits.

CURRENT OFFERS

  • GoGet 6 months free GoOccasional membership - Join today online or call 1300 769 389 and quote CONNECT85.

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