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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.


The key focus of our plan is to implement Phase One of the Northern Beaches Hospital Precinct Structure Plan, establishing a vibrant new town centre next to the hospital, creating a new destination and focal point for the community.


The Department will work with state and local partners including Northern Beaches Council, Roads and Maritime Services and other agencies to help fast-track the jobs, infrastructure and services needed to support the precinct’s growing community, as well as the great open services for which the area is renowned.


aerial image of Frenchs Forest

Aerial image of new Northern Beaches Hospital. The hospital will adjoin the new town centre in Frenchs Forest. 


How we're planning for Frenchs Forest

Infographic: The Priority Precinct Process 1  Structure Plan: Council endorses the Northern Beaches Hospital Structure Plan2  Additional Studies: DPE, council and state agencies work in collaboration to carry out additional planning studies, (We are here), Current Stage
3 Precinct Planning: Department evaluates reports and prepares exhibition material for the precinct 4 Exhibition: The precinct plan is exhibited and the community is encouraged to have its say on the plan
5 Finalisation: The final report is prepared and a recommendation is made to the Minister for Planning based on community feedback 6 Determination: Rezoning determination is made by the Minister