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A new direction

The delivery of A Plan for Growing Sydney will bring together a range of important stakeholders including the NSW Government, local councils, industry and the community.   


Sydney district planning will guide delivery of the Plan across the five Districts that form the metropolitan area.


Priorities for each District are set out in the Plan, along with further investigations that are needed to shape District Plans.


The boundaries for the Districts reflect the economic and community relationships between groupings of Local Government Areas.


The five Districts are:

Western City Central City Eastern City North South
Blue Mountains Blacktown Bayside Hornsby Georges River
Hawkesbury Cumberland Burwood Hunter's Hill Canterbury-Bankstown
Penrith Parramatta Canada Bay Ku-ring-gai Sutherland
Camden The Hills Inner West Lane Cove  
Campbelltown   Randwick Northern Beaches  
Fairfield   Strathfield Mosman  
Liverpool   Woollahra Willoughby  
Wollondilly   Waverley Ryde  
    City of Sydney North Sydney  

A Plan for Growing Sydney includes a vision for Western Sydney that will secure the city’s productivity into the future – so that Western Sydney can meet its full potential, build strong centres and be an even greater place to live. Western Sydney will drive the future productivity of Sydney and NSW.  


This includes:

  • growing Greater Parramatta as Sydney’s second Central Business District
  • building new housing and urban renewal around strategic centres in Western Sydney
  • building on the investment and building opportunities provided by the Western Sydney Employment Area
  • bolstering economic development in strategic centres and transport gateways in Western Sydney, as well as the proposed enterprise corridors
  • connecting centres in Western Sydney to support their development
  • building on the development of Sydney’s second airport at Badgerys Creek.

Investment in new transport infrastructure across Western Sydney, such as WestConnex, the North West Rail Link, Parramatta Light Rail and the upgrade of major roads around the Badgerys Creek Airport Precinct, will provide more opportunities to foster economic development and deliver more jobs closer to where people live.