Sydney is a global city which continues to grow and mature. Current forecasts suggest more than 1.7 million additional people will be living in Sydney by 2036, requiring more than 725,000 new homes.
The increase in population isn’t only a case of overseas migration. People are living longer, more babies are being born and many people moving to NSW are from interstate.
It’s the job of government to plan for this growth in a coordinated manner.
We launched the Priority Precinct program in 2014, with a focus on identifying locations across greater Sydney with good access to existing or planned public transport connections, suitable for rejuvenation with new homes and jobs.
The Department has been working with local councils from the start of the program – asking them to identify suitable areas.
These areas have now evolved into Planned Precincts and are in the next stage of the planning process, with a focus on providing priority infrastructure, including schools, parks, transport, hospitals and road upgrades.
Before putting pen to paper, we’ve been listening and taking on board community feedback. Over the past four months we’ve talked to thousands of people at dozens of events, who’ve told us what they want in their suburbs – local character, local jobs, schools, parks, design excellence and tree canopies.
The next phase of the Planned Precinct process is collaborative. It’s about working with local councils, communities and Members of Parliament to plan for high-quality suburbs with excellent access to world-class public transport and services.
We are planning for a range of housing choices to cater for different life stages and different needs of families. Medium-density housing, including terraces, will be a key feature of all plans.
These plans will be supported by a detailed schedule for infrastructure delivery, to ensure development makes a fair contribution to community, and to ensure Sydney continues to be a great place to call home.
Burwood, Strathfield and Homebush Planned Precinct
Burwood, Strathfield and Homebush were announced for rejuvenation through strategic precinct planning by the NSW Government as part of a housing affordability package on 1 June 2017.
Epping and Macquarie Park Urban Renewal Area
We’re working to create communities that have good access to parks, schools, shops and cafes, and community services around Epping and Macquarie Park.
Greater Parramatta Growth Area
We’re working to create communities that have good access to parks, schools, shops and cafes, and community services.
We want to create a vibrant, attractive and well-connected community in Ingleside, where people can live and work with good access to public transport, community facilities, open spaces, shops and cafes.
Schofields Town Centre
With its diverse community and growing variety of housing types, Schofields Town Centre is located approximately 35km northwest of the Sydney CBD and is well serviced by public transport.
St Leonards and Crows Nest Station Precinct
Located five kilometres north-west of the Sydney CBD, the precinct includes the suburbs of St Leonards, Greenwich, Naremburn, Wollstonecraft, Crows Nest and Artarmon.
We’ve developed a revised 20 year strategy for the Sydenham to Bankstown corridor that promotes urban renewal and development while also protecting neighbourhood character and heritage.View the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor draft strategy
Sydney Metro Northwest Urban Renewal Corridor
Two new master planned communities in Sydney's northwest, on the doorstep of new, world-class public transport, with improved open space, new town squares, schools, pedestrian and cycling connections and local jobs.
Western Sydney Airport Growth Area
The NSW Government is investigating opportunities to create a vibrant new community centred on one of Australia's most transformational infrastructure projects – the new Western Sydney Airport.