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.
The West Schofields (Part) Precinct was released for planning in September 2016 under the Precinct Acceleration Protocol. The balance of the precinct has now also been released to allow planning to move forward for the entire precinct, providing more land for homes and jobs.
We will continue to work closely with Blacktown City Council, landowners, stakeholders and the community to take a coordinated approach to planning for new homes and essential infrastructure.
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 essential infrastructure that is required in the region. We will also work to address local concerns such as flooding and traffic through our technical studies and ongoing community consultation.
Rezoning 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.
The balance of the West Schofields Precinct has now been released for planning.
Some of the technical studies have already been carried out for part of the precinct through the planning process for West Schofields (Part) Precinct. We are now undertaking further work to gather additional information we need for land north of South Street (Schofields Road) to holistically plan for the precinct.
Following the completion of technical studies, we will prepare a draft indicative layout plan and release this together with a draft planning package for consultation. We expect this information to be available later in 2017.
Community input is an important part of the planning process. We will be asking for feedback from landowners and the community during the public exhibition period.
Information sessions were held on 28 April and 5 May 2016 for landowners in both the (Part) precinct and the balance of the precinct. The sessions provided an overview of the planning process and an opportunity to ask questions.
A copy of the presentation is available below:
The Department is working with Transport for NSW to confirm the alignment of the transport corridor within the West Schofields Precinct. Further details will be provided to landowners during public exhibition of the draft plan for West Schofields. The transport corridor will ultimately be delivered by Transport for NSW.
Page last updated: 17/05/2017