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St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036

With a new Sydney Metro station opening at Crows Nest in 2024 there are exciting opportunities to rejuvenate the St Leonards and Crows Nest area with new jobs, open space, infrastructure and homes, while ensuring the local character of the area is maintained and enhanced.


During consultation in early 2018 we heard that the community values the area’s village character, particularly the Willoughby Road shops, Heritage Conservation Areas, health facilities and leafy streets, and want to ensure these are emphasised in planning for the future.


The Department has released a draft planning package for St Leonards and Crows Nest for community feedback. This package provides the framework to guide future development in the area. You are encouraged to have your say on the draft planning package to ensure the framework for future development reflects what is important to you.


The following documents are now on exhibition:

  • Draft Local Character Statement
  • Draft 2036 Plan
  • Draft Green Plan
  • Draft Special Infrastructure Contribution
  • Draft proposed rezoning for the Crows Nest Metro station sites


The draft planning package is on public exhibition until 3 December 2018. You are invited to review and provide feedback on the documents, click here to find out how to make a submission.

About the planning process

The image below shows the strategic planning process for the St Leonards and Crows Nest area. We are seeking feedback on the draft planning package and will consider all submissions before finalisation.

st leonards and crows nest planning process