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The Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan is part of the Government’s commitment to delivering the Western Parkland City. It will protect the region’s threatened plants and animals and support the needs of the community through the creation of conservation lands and green spaces close to homes.


The population of the Western Sydney is projected to grow from 740,000 in 2016 to 1.1 million by 2036, and to well over 1.5 million by 2056.


A thriving, liveable Western Sydney needs conservation areas for the area’s native plants and animals, and publicly accessible green spaces for local communities.


The NSW Government is developing a conservation plan for Western Sydney to help balance the future needs of the community, and protect threatened plants and animals in Western Sydney for the long term.


What’s happening now?

The Terms of Reference for the Western Sydney Strategic Assessment have now been finalised.


Find out more information on our community engagement page.


Conservation plan for Western Sydney

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About the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan

About the Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan

The Plan will conserve the environment and improve biodiversity outcomes for threatened and iconic species.

About the plan
Communities visiting the Cumberland Plain in Shale Sandstone Transition Forest to help understand the importance of protecting the biodiversity in the area.

Community engagement

Community engagement

We have actively engaged with the community and key stakeholders to help develop the Plan.

Learn how you can take part in developing the Plan.