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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. They also have strong public transport links with Sydney CBD and Parramatta CBD just a short train journey.


It was because of their great attributes that 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.


Planning for these areas is coordinated by state and local governments which helps ensure infrastructure such as schools, parks, community facilities, public transport and road upgrades are delivered to support community needs.


Next steps

We are working with City of Canada Bay, Burwood and Strathfield Councils to plan for this precinct. Precinct planning will start shortly and will involve:

  • Completing detailed studies including:
    • Urban design and planning
    • Traffic and transport
    • Heritage
    • Social infrastructure and open space
    • Environmental e.g. ecology, acoustics and air quality
    • Market and economic analysis
    • Engineering services
  • Seeking community and stakeholder feedback on the plan at key stages of the planning process.


The result of the precinct planning process will be the rezoning of land in the precinct. It will build on Parramatta Road Corridor Urban Transformation Strategy (finalised in November 2016) and other strategic work the Councils have completed or have recently commenced.


Infographic: 1 Strategic Planning - Early consultation input which feeds into initial strategic planning work for the PrecinctInfographic: 2 Project Establishment - A project working group is set up with City of Canada Bay, Burwood and Strathfield Councils and relevant government agencies to progress planning work
Infographic: 3 Precinct Planning - The Department commissions specialist studies and consults with the community, stakeholders, and landowners to develop the draft Precinct PlanInfographic: 4 Exhibition - The draft Precinct Plan is exhibited and the community is encouraged to comment and attend consultation sessions
Infographic: 5 Finalisation - The final Precinct Plan is prepared taking into consideration community and stakeholder comments and a recommendation is made to the Minister for Planning on the proposed plan for the PrecinctInfographic: 6 Determination - Rezoning determination on the Precinct is made by the Minister for Planning