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Planning for Sydney’s North West

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.


We’re working with Blacktown City Council, The Hills Shire Council and Hawkesbury City Council to plan for Sydney’s North West Growth Area, which includes the suburbs of Riverstone, Vineyard, Schofields, Rouse Hill, Kellyville, Marsden Park and Colebee.


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.


We recently consulted on the Implementation Plan and proposed changes to legislation. Thank you to everyone who put in a submission or completed a survey, we are now reviewing this feedback.


Download the plan

Watch the video about the North West Growth Area



Over the next ten years, 33,000 homes will be provided, and once fully developed the area will be home to around 250,000 people.


Our Implementation plan provides a framework to ensure communities have access to jobs, schools, parks, community facilities, public transport and services to meet their needs and support growth in the area.

Our objectives

Create vibrant and liveable neighbourhoods

New homes will be close to shops, schools and transport. People will also have access to nearby community facilities such as parks and cafes. Terraces, townhouses and apartments will be located close to transport and areas of employment. We will continue to work on providing more affordable housing where possible.


Provide more homes and greater housing choice

We're planning for a range of housing types at different price points, giving people more choice when it comes to owning their own home. Over 33,000 new homes will be built by 2026.


Coordinated housing and infrastructure delivery

New planning controls will ensure that the right infrastructure is available in time to meet the needs of growing communities.


We will monitor development activity and demand, and work with infrastructure delivery partners to fast track infrastructure projects where necessary.


Provide local jobs

Communities will have access to local jobs, including those nearby at Marsden Park, Rouse Hill, Norwest Business Park, Blacktown and Penrith.


Improve recreation facilities

Our Implementation plan identifies more open space for growing communities. The Eastern Creek corridor will provide new open space and better green connections to homes. A green pedestrian and cycleway network will link growing suburbs to protected bushland and places for recreation.


The Open Space Audit and Social Infrastructure Assessment are presently under review by the Department. These background studies will be published once the review is completed.


Improve transport accessibility and connectivity

A transport network and major infrastructure projects such as the Sydney Metro Northwest will ensure growing communities have access to public transport options and connections to surrounding areas. The upgrade of Richmond Road and future bus connections will reduce the need for cars for local trips.


For more information about the status of planning for each of the precincts in the North West Growth Area go to:


Planning underway

More information

Key actions and documents.