Skip to main content

State Significant Development


Hawkesbury Centre of Excellence

Hawkesbury City

Current Status: Determination

Interact with the stages for their names

  1. SEARs
  2. Prepare EIS
  3. Exhibition
  4. Collate Submissions
  5. Response to Submissions
  6. Assessment
  7. Recommendation
  8. Determination

New educational facility within the Western Sydney University (Hawkesbury Campus) site providing agricultural and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, including on-campus short-term living accommodation.

Attachments & Resources

Notice of Exhibition (1)

Notice of Exhibition_18082021_120005

Request for SEARs (1)

SEARs request Hawkesbury CoE

SEARs (1)

Issued SEARs

EIS (37)

Environmental Impact Statement
Appendix A - Issued SEARs
Appendix B - Detailed Site Survey
Appendix C - 10.7 Planning Certificate
Appendix D - Architectural Drawings
Appendix E - Architectural Design Statement
Appendix F - Landscape Drawings
Appendix G - Visual Impact Assessment
Appendix H - Community Consultation Summary Report
Appendix I - Transport and Accessibility Impact
Appendix J - ESD Report
Appendix K - Historical Archaeological Assessment
Appendix L - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Report
Appendix L - Aboriginal Archaeological Technical Report
Appendix M - Social Impact Assessment
Appendix N - Noise and Vibration Assessment
Appendix O - Biodiversity Development Assessment Report
Appendix P - Arboriculture Impact Assessment
Appendix Q - Infrastructure Management Plan
Appendix R - Water Management Report
Appendix S - Flood Emergency Management Report
Appendix T - Surface and Ground Water Assessment
Appendix U - Detailed Site Investigation
Appendix V - Remediation Action Plan
Appendix W - Operational Waste Management Plan
Appendix X - Bushfire Hazard Assessment
Appendix Y - Aeronautical Impact Assessment
Appendix Z - Access Report
Appendix AA - BCA Report
Appendix BB - Geotechnical Investigation
Appendix BB - Factual Report on Geotech Inv
Appendix CC - Construction Management Plan
Appendix CC - Construction Waste Management Plan
Appendix DD - Landscape Design Statement
Appendix EE - Statement of Heritage Impact
Appendix FF - Flood Impact Assessment
Appendix GG - Civil Engineering Report

Response to Submissions (24)

Response to Submissions Report
Appendix A Concept Plan for Vines Drive upgrade
Appendix B Updated Transport/Access Impact Assessment
Appendix C Road Safety Audit
Appendix D Biodiversity Review - Vines Dr & Londonderry Rd
Appendix E Archaeological Advice Letter
Appendix F Updated Architectural Plans-1
Appendix F Updated Architectural Plans-2
Appendix F Updated Architectural Plans-3
Appendix F Updated Architectural Plans-4
Appendix F Updated Architectural Plans-5
Appendix G Updated Architectural Design Report
Appendix H Designing with Country Statement
Appendix I Civil Engineering Design Changes
Appendix J Updated Landscape Design-1
Appendix J Updated Landscape Design-2
Appendix K Updated Biodiversity Development Assessment Report
Appendix L Updated Arboricultural Impact Assessment
Appendix M Flood Evacuation Strategy
Appendix N Outline of Centre of Excellence Farm Management Plan
Appendix O Updated Aeronautical Impact Assessment
Appendix P Bushfire Review Letter
Appendix Q Bushfire Vehicle Manoeuvring Plan
Appendix R Arboricultural Impact Assessment for Vines Drive

Additional Information (6)

Response cover letter
Attachment A - Response Table
Attachment B - Updated Architectural Site Plan
Attachment C - Updated Biodiversity Development Assessment Report
Attachment D - Updated Arboricultural Impact Assessment
Attachment E - Arboricultural Impact Assessment report for Vines Drive Upgrade

Determination (4)

Development Consent
Stamped Plans
Assessment Report
Notice Of Decision

Approved Documents

Management Plans and Strategies (2)

HCoE Cover Letter - CCS B9
Hawkesbury COE SSDA15001460 CEMP B14

Notifications (4)

Cover Letter - B1 - Commence Construction
Cover Letter - B29 - Evidence Biodiversity Credit
A19 Notification of Amendment to External Cladding Colour and Material - DPE Acknowledgement Letter 17062022
HCoE Cover Letter - Ext Walls & Clad B4

Note: Only documents approved by the Department after November 2019 will be published above. Any documents approved before this time can be viewed on the Applicant's website.


Want to lodge a compliance complaint about this project?

Make a Complaint


There are no enforcements for this project.


There are no inspections for this project.

Note: Only enforcements and inspections undertaken by the Department from March 2020 will be shown above.


Showing 1 - 9 of 9 submissions
No comment response provided
Nathan Rose
HOBARTVILLE , New South Wales
Dear School Infrastructure NSW,

Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback regarding the State Significant Development Application for Hawkesbury Centre of Excellence Educational Facility.

We are supportive of the proposed development.

The Hobartville / Richmond section of Londonderry Road is currently a main road and will feed traffic onto / absorb traffic from the Hawkesbury Centre of Excellence.

The Hobartville / Richmond section of Londonderry Road includes single and multi-dwelling housing on the western side of the road with Western Sydney University on the eastern side of the road.

In addition to the road traffic, there is also a high-volume of foot traffic (i.e. people walking) from the many university students and residents who use the Londonderry Road as a pedestrian route into Richmond town centre, we expect this to foot traffic to increase given the development of the Hawkesbury Centre of Excellence. The current situation is very unsafe as students often walk on the road and without a footpath I fear that younger school students will be at a even greater risk of injury or death from collision with traffic.

The Hobartville / Richmond section of Londonderry Road has drainage issues and often localised flooding on either side of the road following heavy rain.

As part of the SSD Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education development, we would like to make the following suggestions for improvements to the Hobartville/Richmond section of Londonderry Road:
1) Installation of kerb and gutter.
2) Installation of footpath.
3) Installation of drainage.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss our recommendations further. Please feel free to contact us if we can provide any further information or clarification.

Kind Regards

Nathan and Michelle Rose
Penrith City Council
Good Afternoon,

Please find attached comments from Penrith City Council.

Kind regards
Simone Muscat
Secretary - Management Team
Environment, Energy and Science Group
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
See attached.
Heritage NSW
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
See attached.
NSW Rural Fire Services
See attached.
Sydney Water
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
See attached.
Transport for NSW
PARRAMATTA , New South Wales
See attached.
Endeavour Energy
HUNTINGWOOD , New South Wales
Please refer to the attached document.


Project Details

Application Number
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Development Type
Educational establishments
Local Government Areas
Hawkesbury City
Determination Date

Contact Planner

Navdeep Singh Shergill