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Priority Growth Area

Riverstone East is located in the Blacktown local government area, in the North West Priority Growth Area.


The precinct is 656 hectares and is bounded by Schofields Road to the south, Windsor Road to the north east and First Ponds Creek to the west.


A new community for Riverstone East

Following extensive consultation, the plans for Stages 1 and 2 were finalised in August 2016 and new planning controls were introduced to enable urban development. Refer below to Final Planning Package.


The new community in Riverstone East (Stages 1 and 2) will benefit from up to 3,500 new homes and the delivery of local amenities close to transport options, including:

  • a new primary school on Riverstone Road
  • a new community facility adjacent to the village centre on Guntawong Road
  • higher residential densities in proximity to the Cudgegong Road Railway Station on the Sydney Metro North West
  • access to essential infrastructure including water, sewer and electricity which is being progressively delivered; and
  • upgrades to major roads, including Schofields Road.



Updates have also been made to the Riverstone and Cudgegong Road Station (Area 20) Schedules within the Blacktown City Council Growth Centres Development Control Plan as a result of changes made to the riparian corridor mapping within the Riverstone Precinct, and zoning within the Cudgegong Road Station (Area 20) Precinct. A copy of the documents is available below.


You can also view the submissions and exhibited documents.


For more information about zoning and current planning controls please contact Blacktown City Council on (02) 9839 6000.


Planning for Stage 3

As part of the exhibition of Stages 1 and 2, we received submissions on Stage 3.


We will consider these submissions when we formally exhibit Stage 3. The timing of exhibition and rezoning of Stage 3 will align with the future delivery of water, sewer and electricity services.

Community input is an important part of the planning process. We consulted with stakeholders, landowners and the community at various stages of the process leading up to and including public exhibition. The draft Plan for stages 1 and 2 was exhibited for public comment and closed on 18 September 2015.


Landowner workshops (June 2014)

Landowner workshops held in June 2014 provided an update of the work completed to date and an important opportunity for the Department to hear from local people about what they want the area to look like in the future.  For more information, refer to The Presentation, Discussion Paper and workshop feedback.


Landowner Information Session (November 2013)

Two information sessions were held in November 2013 for landowners in the precinct. The sessions were an opportunity for landowners to better understand the Precinct Planning process, meet the staff and ask questions. A copy of the presentation is available.

Page last updated: 03/08/2017