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How we’re planning for a growing Sydney

Sydney is a global city which continues to grow and mature. Current projections suggest more than 1.7 million additional people will be living in Sydney by 2036, requiring more than 725,000 new homes.


The increase in population isn’t only a case of overseas migration. People are living longer, more babies are being born and many people moving to NSW are from interstate.


It’s the job of government to plan for this growth in a coordinated manner.


We have identified locations across greater Sydney with good access to existing or planned public transport connections, suitable for rejuvenation with new homes and jobs.


The Department has been working with local councils to ensure our neighbourhoods have the necessary infrastructure, including schools, parks, transport, hospitals and road upgrades.


Before putting pen to paper, we’ve been listening and taking on board community feedback. Over the past four months we’ve talked to thousands of people at dozens of events, who’ve told us what they want in their suburbs – local character, local jobs, schools, parks, design excellence and tree canopies.


We work collaboratively with local councils, communities and Members of Parliament to plan for high-quality suburbs with excellent access to world-class public transport and services.


We are planning for a range of housing choices to cater for different life stages and different needs of families. Medium-density housing, including terraces, will be a key feature of all plans.


These plans will be supported by a detailed schedule for infrastructure delivery, to ensure development makes a fair contribution to community, and to ensure Sydney continues to be a great place to call home.


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

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

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

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

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

Glenfield will become a vibrant local centre and transport hub. Located 40km south west of Sydney, Glenfield is well-connected to both the Sydney and Liverpool CBDs.

View our plans for Glenfield

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

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

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.

Read about the draft Strategy for the Ingleside Precinct

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

Marsden Park North

Marsden Park North
The Department of Planning and Environment, in collaboration with Blacktown City Council, has prepared a draft masterplan 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 masterplan

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

North Wilton

North Wilton
North Wilton has now been rezoned and will become a vibrant new bushland community with a new school, local jobs, local town centre and lakeside community hub.

Read more about North Wilton

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

Seven Hills
Centrally located, Seven Hills is a growing suburb that is well-connected to public transport including the Cumberland and Western train lines and bus services to the Parramatta and Sydney CBDs.

Find out about the Seven Hills Precinct

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

South Creek West
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 East Wilton

South East Wilton
We want to create thriving, 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

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

St Leonards and Crows Nest Station Precinct
Located five kilometres north-west of the Sydney CBD, the precinct includes the suburbs of St Leonards, Greenwich, Naremburn, Wollstonecraft, Crows Nest and Artarmon.

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

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

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

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

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

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