We have worked with Walker Corporation (the proponent), Wollondilly Shire Council, Transport for NSW and other State agencies on the planning for the South East Wilton Precinct. The plans for South East Wilton have now been finalised and the area has been rezoned under the State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 (Growth Centres SEPP).
The following changes have been made to the final plan for the precinct, arising from submissions made and consultation with State agencies:
These changes are indicated on the Precinct Structure Plan below.
Community members were invited to three drop-in sessions to find out more about the draft plan for South East Wilton and to ask questions. Sessions were held at Wilton Public School and at the Wollondilly Shire Hall in Picton, with around 300 people attending across the three sessions.
We thank those who attended the sessions and who have made a submission on the draft plan for South East Wilton. The main issues raised in the submissions included:
The precinct plan for South East Wilton aims to:
A village centre including a supermarket and community facilities are planned to meet the local shopping needs of future residents. The village centre will be conveniently located, providing easy access to a proposed future primary school.
The precinct plan considers and responds to the local landscape including views, creeks and high biodiversity value vegetation. New homes will be located close to open space and enjoy views of local and neighbourhood parks. A significant area of the precinct has been set aside for environmental conservation.
A number of protective measures are proposed by the proponent to minimise impacts on koalas, a vulnerable species listed under the EPBC Act on 2 May 2012 and are therefore a Matter of National Environmental Significance (MNES).The environmental conservation area adjacent to the western side of the Allens Creek corridor is being widened to provide a protected area for koala movements.
Land will be set aside for open space for the new community. This includes parks and paths around waterways and the environmental conservation areas, as well as places for organised sport, including sports ovals.
A bus capable route will run east-west through the precinct so that 90% of residents will be within walking distance (400m) of a future bus connection. We are continuing to work to determine the final public transport requirements for the Wilton New Town.
Planning for South East Wilton is based on a future population of around 9,600 residents. Over the next 20 to 30 years a variety of types of homes will be built, from homes on very large blocks to homes on smaller lots, as well as terrace housing around the village centre.
South East Wilton could accommodate up to 3, 600 new homes. Planning for this precinct has balanced this number of new homes with the infrastructure and services required, ensuring that the needs of future residents are met.
The precinct plan identifies the infrastructure needed for development to occur including water, sewerage, electricity and roads, and the timing for it to be delivered. Infrastructure will be provided at no cost to government. Funding from the proponent for State and regional infrastructure in South East Wilton will be provided. The proponent has agreed to meet any additional costs identified in the Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC).
The proponent has committed to several road and intersection upgrades as part of the precinct plan. They will:
Land in the southern part of the precinct contains bushfire prone vegetation. Most of this land falls within the environmental conservation zone. The precinct generally has perimeter roads next to bushland and setbacks that will help protect developed areas against bushfires.
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Page last updated: 03/05/2018