Maryfields Estate Planning Proposal

Project outline

Niche Environment and Heritage was commissioned to undertake several investigations associated with a Planning Proposal for the proposed rezoning of Maryfields Estate, Campbelltown. The rezoning proposal of this historical monastery site seeks to establish a residential precinct, seniors living precinct, special uses/heritage precinct and a business precinct.

Our role

    • Constraints analysis aided by GIS interrogation
    • Field survey of ecological, archaeological, heritage, environmental constraints
    • Biodiversity Constraints Assessment
    • Bushfire Hazard Assessment
    • Aboriginal Objects Due Diligence Assessment
    • Heritage data gap analysis and advice
    • Draft proposed Riparian Corridor arrangement, Draft Controlled Activity Application (CAA) Draft Reviews of Environmental Factors and Draft Riparian Vegetation Management Plan
    • Agency consultation
    • Mapping services and data management
    • Environmental advice


The project site is constrained by an Endangered Ecological Community (EEC), riparian corridors, watercourses and water bodies, adjacent bushfire hazards, built heritage items, and an Archaeological site. The client’s preliminary design concept and planning proposal needed to consider all these constraints in their legislative and planning context in order to achieve a well balanced proposal that maximises the site’s social, economic and environmental values.


In addition to carefully identifying and addressing the environmental constraints, Niche successfully assisted the client in refining the preliminary design concept and obtaining Council support for the proposal.

These achievements have assisted the planning proposal to progress through to the Gateway assessment stage by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

Chris McEvoy, Team Leader – Environmental Approvals
Mob: 0407 060 163

Maryfield Estate Planning Proposal

Maryfield Estate Planning Proposal Niche