The Sanctuary Masterplan is an isolated riverside site that sits by itself to the west of Hill Road. The site is a mix of industrial scarring and immense natural beauty. It is characterised by the gentle bend of the Parramatta River, and extensive wetland reserves to the south and west of the site.
The new Sanctuary Masterplan represents the next stage of the Wentworth Point urban renewal program and will provide a vibrant mixed use precinct with approximately 2000 apartments, retail, commercial, and other community facilities.
The Sanctuary Masterplan looks to a new urbanism. It seeks to go beyond business as usual and has deliberately not extended the ‘Gridside’ pattern of east Wentworth Point, and instead embraces a new ‘Parkside’ urban model. Nature is celebrated. The new parks of the masterplan will form a series of green fingers that connect the adjacent regional parklands to the water’s edge. This composition of buildings, set within nature, invites the adjoining precinct to celebrate the riverside location.
This new urbanism is deeply rooted in an emerging recognition of sustainability. The masterplan allows for future public transport links and provides much needed open space and riverside parks that will greatly enhance the suburb as a whole.