RESIDENTIAL towers up to 17-storeys high could be built at Cecil Ave, Castle Hill, after a request to rezone the land was approved by the council.
Hills Shire Councillors agreed six votes to four to forward the planning proposal for the mixed use development to the Department of Environment and Planning for review.
Labor Councillor Ryan Tracey and Liberal councillors Peter Gangemi, Andrew Jefferies and Mayor Michelle Byrne voted against.
Speaking on behalf of developer Merck Property, architect Simon Parsons said the development would consolidate 18 land holdings on 93-107 Cecil Avenue and 9-10 Roger Avenue, Castle Hill.
Mr Parsons said the tallest buildings would be located within the centre of the site away from low scale residential development to the south of the site.
“Our key aim is to try and bring together the two components of the (Castle Hill) towncentre and this residential housing,” he said.