We are working with local councils, agencies and communities to help provide new homes in the north west of Sydney that are close to jobs, parks, schools and services.
Planning for a new community in Marsden Park North is underway.
The Department is working closely with Blacktown City Council, stakeholders and the community to take a coordinated approach to planning for new homes and essential infrastructure, to help meet local community needs.
Our work will focus on providing a range of housing types, improved public spaces, new parks, schools, roads and services, with good access to jobs and infrastructure in the region.
Releasing land for housing means Sydneysiders will have access to a range of homes that suit different needs, budgets and lifestyle choices. It also helps to place downward pressure on housing prices.
Community input is an important part of the planning process. We will be asking for feedback from landowners and the community at various stages of the process leading up to and including public exhibition.
Landowner workshops held in May 2015 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 and discussion paper.
Two information sessions were held in October for landowners in the Marsden Park North 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.
Recent focus by the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley Flood Taskforce on broader flood and evacuation issues in the region has delayed our progress in preparing the draft Precinct Plan for exhibition.
The Department will continue working with Infrastructure NSW and Blacktown City Council to prepare draft plans for the Marsden Park North Precinct to ensure that the precinct planning addresses the broader flooding issues. We will provide an update when a revised exhibition program is confirmed.
Marsden Park North is located in the Blacktown local government area, in the North West Priority Land Release Area.
The precinct is 1,227 hectares in size and consists of a mix of rural residential areas, the Scheduled Lands and some areas that contain endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland.
Read the Frequently asked questions for more information.
Page last updated: 02/02/2017