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 are great places to live with their own unique qualities. They have good examples of heritage architecture and access to open space, recreational facilities, restaurants, business and shopping districts.
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 Macarthur Growth Area
We are working on plans for new homes, jobs, parks and services for the surrounding communities.
Greater Parramatta Growth Area
Greater Parramatta is fast emerging as the centre of Sydney and will experience significant growth and change over the next 20 years. To plan for this growth, we have worked closely with the City of Parramatta and Greater Sydney Commission to develop an Interim Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan.
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.
North West Growth Area
Sydney’s North West is becoming an increasingly popular place to live. Our Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan (the Implementation Plan) outlines how we’re planning for more homes, jobs and essential services in the North West Growth Area.
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.
Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor
The Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Strategy provides a planned approach to growth with infrastructure delivery and development co-ordinated along the corridor.
The station precincts are already great places to live, and each has its own unique qualities.
Sydney Metro Northwest Urban Renewal Corridor
Three new master planned communities in Sydney's northwest, on the doorstep of new world class public transport, with new and improved open space, new schools, local jobs, new town squares and pedestrian and cycling connections.
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.
Wilton in 2040 is a place where families are thriving and businesses are flourishing. The town has grown sustainably with a strong natural environment, and jobs leveraging the town’s location relative to Wollongong and the new Western Sydney Airport.