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How we’re planning for a growing Sydney

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.

 

Bardwell Park
Set in a unique natural environment, Bardwell Park is characterised by its village feel and a strong sense of community.

Read about the Bardwell Park precinct plan

Bayside West Precincts
We want to create vibrant, attractive and well-connected communities, where people can live and work with good access to public transport, community facilities, open spaces, shops and cafes.

Read more about the Bayside West Precincts

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.

Read about the Burwood, Strathfield and Homebush Planned Precinct

Cherrybrook Station Precinct
Planning is progressing for leafy Cherrybrook, to build on the $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest project.

View plans for Cherrybrook Station Precinct

Glenfield
Glenfield will become a vibrant local centre and transport hub. Located 40km south west of Sydney, Glenfield is well-connected to both the Sydney and Liverpool CBDs.

View our plans for Glenfield

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.

Read about the Epping and Macquarie Park Urban Renewal Area

Frenchs Forest
We are working to fast-track the infrastructure and services needed to support the precinct’s growing community.

View the Frenchs Forest Priority Precinct

We are working on plans for new homes, jobs, parks and services for the surrounding communities.

Find out more about the Greater Macarthur Priority Growth Area

Greater Parramatta Growth Area
We’re working to create communities that have good access to parks, schools, shops and cafes, and community services.

Read more about the Greater Parramatta Growth Area

Ingleside
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.

Read about the draft Strategy for the Ingleside Precinct

Leppington Town Centre
With its strong sense of community and welcoming atmosphere, Leppington Town Centre is located approximately 40km southwest of the Sydney CBD and is well serviced by public transport.

View our plans for Leppington Town Centre

North West Growth Area
We are working with local councils and communities to help provide new homes in the north west of Sydney that are close to jobs, parks, schools and services.

View the plan for the North West Growth Area

We are investigating opportunities to revitalise Rhodes East.

Find out about the Rhodes East

Seven Hills
Centrally located, Seven Hills is a growing suburb that is well-connected to public transport including the Cumberland and Western train lines and bus services to the Parramatta and Sydney CBDs.

Find out about the Seven Hills Precinct

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.

Find out about the Schofields Town Centre Precinct

South Creek West
New communities shaded by up to 150,000 new trees. New homes with access to new schools, parks, jobs and infrastructure, to add to the pipeline of homes needed for a growing Greater Sydney.

Find out about South Creek West

South West Growth Area
We are working with local councils and communities to help provide new homes in the south west of Sydney that are close to jobs, parks, schools and amenities.

Read more about the South West Growth Area

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.

Find out about the St Leonards and Crows Nest Station Precinct

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.

Find out about the Sydney Metro Northwest Urban Renewal Corridor

Telopea Precinct
The master plan for Telopea sets out a vision for a vibrant, diverse, cohesive community.

Read about the Telopea Precinct

Turrella Planned Precinct
Turrella, with its rich history, natural setting and vibrant, caring community is an increasingly sought-after area for people to call home.

Read More

Vineyard
We are working to create an attractive and well–connected community, where people can live with good access to public transport, community facilities, jobs, open spaces, shops and cafes.

Read more about the Vineyard Precinct

Western Sydney Employment Area
NSW Government established the Western Sydney Employment Area to provide businesses in the region with land for industry and employment.

Read more on the Western Sydney Employment Area

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.

Read more about the Western Sydney Airport Growth Area

Westmead
An innovation centre that offers world-class health, education and research facilities for the communities of western Sydney and beyond.

View the plans for Westmead

Wentworthville
Located less than ten minutes from the Parramatta CBD, and adjacent to the Westmead health and education innovation district, Wentworthville is a thriving multi-cultural suburb.

View the plans for Wentworthville

Wilton

Wilton in 2040 is a place where families are thriving and businesses are flourishing. 

Read the Interim Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan for Wilton