Gledswood Hills residents are set to benefit from more community space after Camden Council endorsed the transfer of land and buildings in the area.
Council and developer Sekisui House have worked together on the deal which will see the latter sell the 10,000 square metre site for the purpose of general community use by Gledswood Hills residents.
The land, located at Fairbank Drive, Gledswood Hills, has been used as The Hermitage sales and information centre, playground and temporary car park by Sekisui House.
Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said the approval of the transfer was a great win for residents.
“We know how important it is to provide the community with community space and in particular parks for our local families and children to enjoy,” Cr Fedeli said.
“This will allow council to prepare another fantastic park in the Camden area which I am sure will be thoroughly used and will bring so many benefits to residents both in Gledswood Hills and surrounding areas.
“I thank Sekisui House for working with council to find the best solution for the community and look forward to residents using the space well into the future.”
The property is set to be transferred to Camden Council when the sales office is no longer required and will be followed by a detailed assessment of the land and building to understand the opportunities at the site.
“We are extremely pleased that Camden Council will be able to repurpose the site, ensuring that families from both within The Hermitage and the greater Camden area will be able to enjoy it for years to come,” says Sekisui House project manager Ben Styles said.
“The commitment from Camden Council to retain the iconic landscape and park settings is of enormous benefit, adding yet more green spaces for use throughout the estate.”
Council says community feedback will be sought on the future us of the site.