Clydesdale Estate is one of a series of pre 1840s homesteads in the Hawkesbury area which contributed substantially to the agricultural and pastoral economy of the region, and the understanding of the historical development of colonial New South Wales.
Clydesdale Estate is within the Marsden Park Precinct covering an area of approximately 215.97ha. and divided into 6 precincts, each with its own distinct characteristics ranging from residential villages to sporting elds and function centre.
Planning for the Marsden Park Precinct responds to the need for new and diverse housing in Sydney that is well connected to major centres and employment, protects natural assets and encourages sustainable living. The Precinct will consist of a mix of housing types that allows greater choice for di erent household types. It is predominantly accommodated with low density housing. Medium density housing is located around the village centres, schools and open spaces.
Items and places of signi cant heritage value, particularly Aboriginal Heritage and Clydesdale House, have been integrated into the planning of the Precinct and protected through a sensitive design approach.
Direct road connections to the nearby Riverstone and Scho elds Railway Stations ensure regional public transport accessibility. Consideration has also been made for a transport corridor that could potentially link the Precinct to the North West Rail Link. A safe and permeable street network will promote accessibility, connectivity and social interaction. The provision of cycle ways and pedestrian connections as well as public transport connections to surrounding centres will promote a community that is less dependent on private vehicle us