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The key focus of planning in Frenchs Forest is fast tracking the first phase of the Hospital Precinct structure plan.


Community Benefits

  • Attractive green, pedestrian friendly streets
  • Opportunities for the community to work, meet, shop and dine both day and night
  • New urban plaza and high quality public open spaces
  • Movement network that encourages pedestrian activity and healthy lifestyles
  • Ensure any new development sympathetically transitions to existing homes
  • Key worker housing
  • Ensure the hospital integrates with the town centre


Frenchs Forest Precinct Map

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Aerial photograph of the Frenchs Forest area.

The Department is working collaboratively with council and state agencies to carry out further studies and an infrastructure plan.


These studies will include:

  1. Public Domain and Built Urban Design
  2. Heritage Assessment
  3. Utilities Study
  4. Social Infrastructure and Open Space
  5. Transport
  6. Heritage Assessment
  7. Contamination Assessment
  8. Retail and Employment
  9. Sustainability
  10. Stormwater
  11. Green Plan
  12. Local Character Statement


Council will also prepare a Section 7.11 Development Contributions Plan to assist the funding of local infrastructure such as roads and open spaces. The Department will investigate a Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) to fund any necessary regional infrastructure such as regional cycleways.