The New Rouse Hill

“Adapting a proven design system to deliver a combination of boardwalks, decks, shelters and bridges”

Executive Summary

Rouse Hill is an historic residential community 43km north-west of the Sydney CBD. Since the early 1800s the ‘original Rouse Hill’ was predominantly farmland, however with the population growing rapidly, Lendlease was engaged by The Hills Shire Council to transform the area into ‘The New Rouse Hill’. As a central part of this major ongoing project, Lendlease chose to partner with Fleetwood for the design and construction of seven separate pedestrian bridges to help activate the local area and provide safer resident access to the nearby shopping precinct. Since its highly successful completion in 2016, Fleetwood has continued to collaborate with Lendlease at The New Rouse Hill, delivering additional boardwalks, decks, shelters, bridges and even a community stage as part of the Melaleuca, Ironbark Ridge and Lower Paddock projects.







Design Partners

Oculus Landscape Architects

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail


Fleetwood Involvement

We began by providing detailed budgets to Lendlease with a guaranteed maximum price. This allowed them to confidently move forward knowing we could install bridges that were visually and structurally consistent across the entire development. From here we used our DesignExecute2™ delivery model to explore the specific designs and logistics for each bridge. To deliver on the Lendlease vision, while also meeting tight timelines and budgets, our solution was to use our in-house Balmoral™ system, with a series of modifications to suit the site requirements. Moving into the construction phase, we preassembled the bridges at our off-site facility in Wetherill Park, before transporting them fully assembled to each site for final installation by crane.


Award Name Location Year
NSW UDIA Masterplanned Mixed Use Development Award The New Rouse Hill 2009
Hills Building & Design Award For Landscaping The New Rouse Hill 2010
PIA National Presidents Award The New Rouse Hill 2010
Pacific Safe Community Accreditation The New Rouse Hill 2010