Residential development forecasts assume the number of dwellings in Chatswood (CBD) will increase by an average of 116 dwellings per annum to 6,807 in 2036.
The addition of dwellings to the housing stock is a major driver of population growth in an area, providing opportunities for households to relocate from other areas or new households to form locally (such as young people leaving the family home or separations/divorces).
Residential development can take various forms depending on the availability of land. These include new housing estates on greenfield sites, subdivision in existing residential neighbourhoods (often called infill development), conversion of industrial lands to residential lands, and densification of housing by building up.
.id's forecasters worked with Council planners to understand the likely development activity in each small area. This forms the development assumptions for the forecasts. This table shows the quantity of new development assumed in each small area in Willoughby City. Select each small area to see detailed assumptions.
Dwelling counts for 2016 have been adjusted to reflect Census results. Assumptions concerning development over the forecast period include:
- Council Car Park - 71 dwellings (2016-2017)
- Centrium Apartments (Residential) - 286 dwellings (2017-2018)
- Anderson Street/McIntosh Street/Help Street Development - 110 dwellings (2017-2018) *requires demolition of 46 existing dwellings
- 688 - 692 Pacific Highway - 12 dwellings (2020)
- 654-666 Pacific Highway - 62 dwellings (2020-2021)
- 34-42 Claude Street - 15 dwellings (2020-2022)
- Mandarin Centre - 240 dwellings (2020-2022)
- 256-260 Victoria Avenue (Chatswood Community Care) - 53 dwellings (2021)
- 35A Anderson Street - 53 dwellings (2021-2022)
- 38 Hercules Street/256 Victoria Avenue - 217 dwellings (2022-2025)
- Australia Post Office Site (45 Victor Street) - 300 dwellings (2022-2026)
- Special Area 8, Victoria Wlk - 164 dwellings (2023-2025)
- Additional Chatswood sites - non specific sites - 760 dwellings (2026-2036)
- Low level of infill development (0-3 dwellings per annum)
- Consideration is given to targets established by State Government for Local Government Areas within the Inner North Subregional Strategy.