Welcome to Lachlan's Line

A vibrant community close to transport, employment and shops in the heart of the Northwest

Stage 1

Greenland Australia has delivered the first stage of the Lachlan’s Line mixed-use precinct, including close to 600 apartments, a supermarket and other shops, public spaces, a medical centre and a gym. An additional 300 apartments will also be delivered.

Future stages

There are three more stages left in the project which have the combined potential for 2,100 new homes.

In August 2021, Stages 2 and 3 were sold to Landmark Group. Stages 2 and 3 have the combined potential to deliver approximately 942 homes. Stage 4 has been sold to School Infrastructure NSW, who will be delivering a mixed-use development including a primary and high school.

Affordable housing modification

Landcom lodged a modification application with the Department of Planning and Environment to amend approved plans for Lot 117 at Lachlan’s Line (State Significant Development consent 5093).

This modification has now been approved.

Affordable housing State Significant Development Application

In early 2024 Landcom will lodge a State Significant Development Application for Lot 117 with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, which will coordinate public exhibition.

The project

Sitting at the gateway to the Macquarie Park business district, which is predicted to become NSW’s second-largest economy, Lachlan’s Line is a highly sustainable, thriving new residential community.

Combining brand new apartments with access to high-quality open spaces, parks, retail, education and a booming employment precinct, Lachlan’s Line is also well served by transport connections, with two Metro train stations, bus services, and the M2 Motorway nearby.

By reinvigorating this former industrial site in partnership with the private sector, Landcom has demonstrated excellence in sustainable development through:

  • 18,800m², including a central park with playground featuring all abilities equipment and a learn-to-skate park, plus smaller pocket parks and regenerated bushland
  • investment of $17.2m to widen Delhi Road and ease local traffic impacts
  • delivery of a transit-oriented development that encourages walking and cycling and reduces reliance on car travel
  • adoption of a ‘precinct–wide’ approach to stormwater management, reducing stormwater discharge, improving water quality and minimising water consumption
  • retention of close to half a hectare of bushland and rehabilitation of more than 4,300m² of previously contaminated land in the Porters Creek catchment
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Bounded by Epping Road and the M2 Motorway, 15km from the Sydney CBD

Local council area

City of Ryde Council

Project area

9 hectares

Affordable housing

Lachlan’s Line is the first Landcom project to partner with a Community Housing Provider, with Link Wentworth selected to help deliver a 100 percent affordable housing development at Lot 117.

Comprising 135 affordable homes, the project will help low to moderate income households such as key workers to secure accommodation close to transport connections, education opportunities and jobs on their doorstep. There will be a range of innovative rental and ownership options for future residents, who will not only have access to traditional affordable rental models, but also rentals beyond 10-year terms, and potential shared equity options.  

Award-winning architecture studio SJB, have designed the new apartment building to be more sustainable and energy efficient, and to integrate with the surrounding neighbourhood.

In early 2024 we will lodge a State Significant Development Application for the project with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, which will coordinate public exhibition.

Lachlan Line Affordable housing

Indicative artist's impression, subject to change and approvals.

Proposed homes

Approximately 2,700

New residents

Approximately 5,000

Proposed retail area


Community facilities

2,500m², including a proposed community centre and childcare centre


  • Residents anticipated to move in to affordable housing proposed at Lot 117
  • State Significant Development Application for affordable housing at Lot 117 to be submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment
  • Construction of affordable housing at Lot 117 anticipated to begin
  • Modification application for more affordable housing at Lot 117 approved by the Department of Planning and Environment
  • Modification application for more affordable housing at Lot 117 submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment
  • Partnership between Landcom and Link Wentworth Housing announced (August 2021) for Affordable Housing site
  • Stage 4 released for sale
  • Stages 2 and 3 sold to Landmark Group
  • Lachlan’s Line pedestrian and cycle bridge (Christopher Cassaniti Bridge) construction completed
  • The ‘Spire’ public artwork by Mathew Harding installed
  • ‘Town Lights’ public artwork by Reko Rennie and Peter McGregor installed
  • Stage 1 of mixed-use precinct completed by Greenland Australia
  • Lachlan Line’s central open grassed area formally named ‘Campbell’s Common’
  • Delhi Road works completed
  • Pedestrian and cycle bridge construction started
  • Public space along on-site creek renamed ‘Tirrawan Reserve’
  • Sale of mixed-use precinct to Greenland Australia
  • Pedestrian and cycle bridge design works started
  • ‘Fiorire in Bloom’ public artwork by Justin Sayarth installed
  • ‘Wild Things’ public artwork by Ochre Lawson installed
  • Masterplan and State Significant development application approved, including site rezoning
  • ‘Lachlan’s Line’ named in honour of Governor Lachlan Macquarie
  • Civil contractor appointed
  • Civil works started
  • Mixed-use precinct sold to Greenland Australia

Project highlights


Our vision was to create a vibrant residential neighbourhood centred around a mixed use precinct. Surrounded by high quality apartment buildings, the focal point is a leafy town square with restaurants, a supermarket and community centre.

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Creating a place for people

Pathways and cycle tracks, a variety of public open spaces and a community garden support connection and a healthy, active lifestyle at Lachlan’s Line. The retail square, public artworks and the unforgettable blue pedestrian and cycle bridge all encourage community interaction and connection.

Supporting diversity, Lachlan’s Line is to include affordable long-term rental housing to provide homes to very low to moderate income earners.

Places for people

Integrating environmental sustainability

We applied a precinct-wide approach to stormwater management to reduce stormwater discharge, improve water quality and minimise water consumption. An irrigation tank under Central Park collects and re-uses water from precinct stormwater.

We created extensive parklands, retained remnant bushland, revitalised a creek line and rehabilitated more than 4,300m2 of previously contaminated land in the Porters Creek catchment. We supported the Friends of Lane Cove National Park to regenerate bush in the Lane Cove River catchment.

Lachlan’s Line is a place where people are encouraged to walk, cycle and use public transport rather than cars to reduce carbon pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Creating a place through heritage and community development

Lachlan’s Line was named after Governor Lachlan Macquarie.

Public artworks make each space in the development unique. For the bushland reserve, Ochre Lawson sculpted Wild Things, three cast bronze sculptures of a powerful owl, ringtail possums and micro bats. For Central Park we commissioned a striking 20m tall sculpture Spire, one of the final works of the late sculptor Mathew Harding.

The most dramatic public artwork and destination marker is the award-winning blue bridge, which has DNA-like double helix of blue metal looping around a pedestrian and cycling path.

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