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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.

Precincts – a new approach

The Minister for Planning and Public Spaces has recently announced a new approach to precinct planning in NSW.


The State Government has decided that Frenchs Forest will remain a state led rezoning precinct to ensure the Department can continue to work closely with Northern Beaches Council, Schools Infrastructure NSW and the transport cluster to facilitate resolving the complex challenges in the precinct.


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 spaces 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.