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Precincts – a new approach

A new approach to precinct planning has been developed to provide certainty and a way forward for precincts. This is part of our work to centre the planning system around people, places, public spaces and the environment, putting greater responsibility for planning in the hands of councils and local communities.


While each precinct is being transitioned into a new pathway, the Department will continue to update each precinct webpage below with new information as it’s available. In the meantime, if you would like further information on the new approach please contact us.

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Bayside West

Bayside West Precincts
We want to create vibrant, attractive and well-connected communities, where people can live and work with good access to public transport, community facilities, open spaces, shops and cafes.
Read more about the Bayside West Precincts
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Burwood, Strathfield and Homebush

Burwood, Strathfield and Homebush Planned Precinct
Burwood, Strathfield and Homebush are great places to live with their own unique qualities. They have good examples of heritage architecture and access to open space, recreational facilities, restaurants, business and shopping districts.

Read about the Burwood, Strathfield and Homebush Planned Precinct
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Camellia - Rosehill

Camellia is poised for an exciting journey of renewal that will provide for a new riverside town centre positioned on the Parramatta Light Rail, as well as a proposed new primary school, 13 hectares of new open space and affordable housing.

Read more about Camellia
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Carter Street

Carter Street

The Carter Street Precinct will provide more homes, jobs, better public spaces, shops and cafes with access to public transport, international sporting facilities and entertainment venues. Find out more about Carter Street
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Cherrybrook Station Precinct

Cherrybrook Station Precinct
Planning is progressing for leafy Cherrybrook, to build on the $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest project.
Read about the Cherrybrook Station Precinct
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Circular Quay Renewal

Circular Quay Renewal

The NSW Government is planning to renew the ageing public spaces and infrastructure around Circular Quay. The precinct will receive new public spaces, transport infrastructure and buildings that will breathe new life into Sydney’s ‘waterfront to the world’.
See what's planned
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Frenchs Forest

Frenchs Forest
Frenchs Forest will benefit from the NSW Government’s $1B investment in infrastructure in the area, with the new Northern Beaches Hospital and improved transport links providing a catalyst for revitalisation.
View the Frenchs Forest Priority Precinct
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Glenfield is set to become South West Sydney’s premier regional sporting and education destination. 

View our plans for Glenfield
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Greater Macarthur

Greater Macarthur Growth Area
We are working on plans for new homes, jobs, parks and services for the surrounding communities.

Find out more about the Greater Macarthur Growth Area
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Greater Parramatta

Greater Parramatta Growth Area
Greater Parramatta is fast emerging as the centre of Sydney and will experience significant growth and change over the next 20 years. To plan for this growth, we have worked closely with the City of Parramatta and Greater Sydney Commission to develop an Interim Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan. Read more about the Greater Parramatta Growth Area
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We want to create a vibrant, attractive and well-connected community in Ingleside, where people can live and work with good access to public transport, community facilities, open spaces, shops and cafes.

Learn about Ingleside Precinct
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Leppington Town Centre

Leppington Town Centre

With its strong sense of community and welcoming atmosphere, Leppington Town Centre is located approximately 40km southwest of the Sydney CBD and is well serviced by public transport.

View our plans for Leppington Town Centre
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Lowes Creek Maryland

Lowes Creek Maryland

A new precinct planned for Sydney's South West Growth Area. It is approximately 8 kilometres from the future Western Sydney Aerotropolis and 47 kilometres from Parramatta CBD.

Read more about Lowes Creek Maryland
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Macquarie Park

Epping and Macquarie Park Urban Renewal Area

We’re working to create communities that have good access to parks, schools, shops and cafes, and community services around Epping and Macquarie Park.

Read about the Epping and Macquarie Park Urban Renewal Area

Marsden Park North

Marsden Park North

The Department of Planning and Environment, in collaboration with Blacktown City Council, has prepared a draft master plan for the Marsden Park North precinct. This plan will guide the future rezoning and development of this new precinct from the ground up. The precinct will be in the proposed new suburbs of Angus, Vineyard and Marsden Park.

View the Marsden Park North master plan
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North West Growth Area

North West Growth Area
Sydney’s North West is becoming an increasingly popular place to live. Our Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan (the Implementation Plan) outlines how we’re planning for more homes, jobs and essential services in the North West Growth Area.

View the plan for the North West Growth Area
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Penrith Lakes

Penrith Lakes

The NSW Government is committed to developing Penrith Lakes as a destination to play, relax, work and visit.

Find out more
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Pyrmont Peninsula

Pyrmont Peninsula

We are planning for the evolution of Pyrmont Peninsula as a treasured cultural and entertainment destination as well as an innovative, connected cornerstone of economic growth and jobs for the future.

Read about the plan
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A vibrant new community with improved access to the river foreshore, a range of new homes including affordable housing, a new primary school and potential river pool.

Find out about the Rhodes


Riverwood is home to a strong and growing community, offering easy access to public transport and the airport. Running alongside Salt Pan Creek, the suburb is known for its parks, fishing spots and walking tracks through semi-urban wetlands, native habitats and mangrove forests.

Read about planning in Riverwood
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Seven Hills

Seven Hills

Seven Hills is a great suburb that is well-located near the Blacktown and Parramatta CBDs. The Department and Blacktown Council will work closely together on a plan for Seven Hills in line with Council’s work program.

See more details on the plan
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Schofields Town Centre

Schofields Town Centre

With its diverse community and growing variety of housing types, Schofields Town Centre is located approximately 35km northwest of the Sydney CBD and is well serviced by public transport.

Find out about the Schofields Town Centre Precinct
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South Creek West

South Creek West release area

New communities shaded by up to 150,000 new trees. New homes with access to new schools, parks, jobs and infrastructure, to add to the pipeline of homes needed for a growing Greater Sydney.

Find out about South Creek West
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South West Growth Area

South West Growth Area

We are working with local councils and communities to help provide new homes in the south west of Sydney that are close to jobs, parks, schools and amenities.

Read more about the South West Growth Area
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St Leonards Crows Nest

St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Plan

With a new Sydney Metro station opening in Crows Nest in 2024, there is an exciting opportunity to rejuvenate St Leonards and Crows Nest. The Draft 2036 Plan offers new jobs, open space, infrastructure and homes to St Leonards and Crows Nest.

Find out about the St Leonards and Crows Nest Station Precinct

Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor 
The Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Strategy provides a planned approach to growth with infrastructure delivery and development co-ordinated along the corridor.

The station precincts are already great places to live, and each has its own unique qualities.

View the Sydenham to Bankstown Urban Renewal Corridor draft strategy

Sydney Metro Northwest Urban Renewal Corridor
Three new master planned communities in Sydney's northwest, on the doorstep of new world class public transport, with new and improved open space, new schools, local jobs, new town squares and pedestrian and cycling connections.

Find out about the Sydney Metro Northwest Urban Renewal Corridor
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Telopea Precinct
The master plan for Telopea sets out a vision for a vibrant, diverse, cohesive community. Read about the Telopea Precinct

We are working to create an attractive and well–connected community, where people can live with good access to public transport, community facilities, jobs, open spaces, shops and cafes.

Read more about the Vineyard Precinct
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West Schofields

West Schofields

West Schofields is a new precinct planned for Sydney’s North West Growth Area. It is approximately 5 kilometres from Schofields town centre and 10 kilometres from Blacktown CBD.

Read more about West Schofields
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Western Sydney Employment Area

Western Sydney Employment Area

NSW Government established the Western Sydney Employment Area to provide businesses in the region with land for industry and employment.

Read more on the Western Sydney Employment Area
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Western Sydney Aerotropolis

Western Sydney Aerotropolis

The NSW Government is investigating opportunities to create a vibrant new community centred on one of Australia's most transformational infrastructure projects – the new Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

Read more about the Western Sydney Aerotropolis
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An innovation centre that offers world-class health, education and research facilities for the communities of western Sydney and beyond.

View the plans for Westmead
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Wianamatta South Creek

The NSW Government is working with the community and other stakeholders to bring to life the vision for Wianamatta South Creek. The vision is for a restored and protected waterway system that nourishes a cool, green and inclusive Western Parkland City. Read More
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We are working with Wollondilly Council, state agencies and the community to plan and create a new town at Wilton, which in 2040 is a place where families are thriving and businesses flourishing. The town will have grown sustainably with a strong natural environment and jobs will leverage the town's location and distance to Wollongong and the new Western Sydney Airport.

Read about the plans for Wilton