Common Questions and Answers


How to secure a lot in Stage 4?

Once you have reviewed and selected a preferred lot from the information email, you will be invited by an emailed registration form to select your lot preferences which will begin at 10.00am on the day nominated in the email on a ‘first come first served’. If you are successful in securing a lot on that day our sales staff will contact you by 5.00pm. To secure a lot we suggest you be ready to access your email or our website at that time. All appointments must be made on line.


Will Stage 4 lots be made available for house and land packages?

Yes.  Some lots have been made available to builders who will incorporate them into house and land packages. We suggest you search realestate.com.au or domain.com.au website to find these packages.


What size and type of lots will be available?

The average lot size will be 450 sqm. Lots will be conventionally figured with frontages ranging from 12 to 21 metres. Low height retaining walls will be constructed on the rear and side boundaries by Macarthur Developments of some lots that will ensure that all lots have minimal gradients suitable for home construction.


When will Stage 4 construction start and when will lots be registered?

Stage 4 construction is programmed to commence in the third quarter of this year (2017) with lot registration estimated to occur mid 2018. As always, these dates are estimates only as they are subject to matters beyond our control.


When will the school, child care centre, sport oval and shops be built?

The NSW Department of Education will not commit a date as to when it will construct the primary school. It has, however, advised us that it will be a Core 21 school sized to accommodate 640 students.

The sports oval will be constructed by Macarthur Developments on behalf of Camden Council as part of our Stage 2 developments in 2017.

We are currently finalising discussions with a number of potential tenants for the shopping centre and we lodged the development application in April. We have also concluded the sale of the child care centre site and the development application was lodged in early May.


Can I build a dual occupancy dwelling and subdivide my lot?

Camden Council currently has in place a control on the maximum number of dwelling permitted in Emerald Hills. Therefore there are subdivision restrictions in the sales contract. Further subdivision to create separate is not permitted within ten years of lot registration unless the consent of Macarthur Developments to the further subdivision has been obtained (which may be refused or granted with conditions)

Are there Guidelines for Emerald Hills Estate?

Yes. These guidelines can be found on our website (Developments Design Guidelines Stages 2-6).

If you require further information, please contact our sales office.


What are the Street names

We are currently finalising the names of the streets with Camden Council and the Geographical Names Board. The adopted naming themes comprise rare gemtstones and the surnames of early settlers of the Camden District


What are the public transport services?

Leppington Station is located approximately 5 kilometres from the Estate. Currently Routes 841 and 858 travel along Camden Valley Way adjoining the Estate from Narellan and Oran Park respectively to the Leppington Railway Station. For up to date transport visit www.transportnsw.info. Transport for NSW has advised that it is likely that a local bus route will travel through the Estate along the main north-south collector road when the road network is complete.


What will be the form of land title?

Lots for sale will be freehold title in accordance with the Torrens System adopted in NSW in 1863. Please contact NSW Land and Property Information (LPI) for more information at www.lpi.nsw.gov.au


What is the New Home Grant Scheme?

The New Home Grant Scheme is a rebate available on Stamp Duty through the Office of State Revenue NSW. 

The scheme provides a grant of $5,000 towards the purchase of new homes, homes off the plan and vacant land on which a new home will be built. To find out more information please visit www.osr.nsw.gov.au/grants/nhg


Who is the developer?

Macarthur Developments is a partnership between two Camden landowners who each have a history of, and experience in, delivering successful residential projects in the Macarthur area of Sydney. Emerald Hills is one of a number of projects that Macarthur Developments will be developing in the area in the next decade.


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