Hundreds of new units approved for Thornton

An artist's impression of the development.
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Hundreds of new apartments are coming to Penrith after two new residential towers were approved in Thornton.

The mixed-use development at 160-172 Lord Sheffield Circuit will be known as ‘Mayfair’.

The east tower consists of eight levels above a joint commercial podium, with 152 apartments, common circulation areas, a rooftop open space and swimming pool.

The west tower features 135 apartments and also features common circulation areas, a rooftop space and pool.

Beneath, the joint commercial space will feature 14 ground level units and flexible commercial floorspace.

There will be three levels of basement parking, accommodating more than 400 spaces.

The apartment’s proposed location is currently vacant, but was previously home to a community garden.

“Many and varied employment opportunities (direct and indirect jobs) will be generated during marketing, construction, fit-out, and operation of the development,” the Development Application said.

“The proposed development responds to opportunities for retail uses that are presented by the location of the site. Further noting the point above, the proposal will have an overall positive social and economic impact.

“The proposed development will activate the southern portion of Thornton North Penrith Precinct towards the Station Plaza. This will encourage people to shop, visit, and work in the area.”

The DA notes the site is well serviced by public transport, with close proximity to Penrith Railway Station and the Penrith CBD.

“Future residents of the development will benefit from excellent amenity with ready access to public transport, local services and facilities, and employment opportunities,” the DA said.

“The proposal responds to Government’s objectives to provide new employment floor space towards Penrith CBD, and to deliver more residential dwellings within 30 minutes of employment centres. In this regard, the site is eminently suitable for the proposed development.”

Final approval for the project – which will cost around $122 million – was granted earlier today.

Troy Dodds

Troy Dodds is the Weekender's Managing Editor and Breaking News Reporter. He has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working with some of Australia's leading media organisations. In 2023, he was named Editor of the Year at the Mumbrella Publish Awards.

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