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We have prepared Greater Macarthur 2040: An Interim Plan for the Greater Macarthur Growth Area which sets out the strategic planning framework for the Growth Area.


When finalised, Greater Macarthur 2040 will guide precinct planning within the Growth Area.


The Greater Macarthur 2040 plan highlights aim to:

  • Provide new homes and local centres
  • Create local jobs
  • Collaborative planning
  • Improve transport connections
  • Provide open spaces and parks
  • Protect the koala population

Read the Interim Plan

What’s happened so far?

The draft Greater Macarthur 2040 and Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) were on public exhibition from November 2018 until February 2019. The What we heard report has more information. 


We declared Greater Macarthur as a Growth Area in 2019. An amendment was made to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) (2006) (Growth Centres SEPP) to identify the Greater Macarthur Growth Area.


The Growth Area supports the Greater Sydney Commission’s strategic vision for a Metropolis of Three Cities and the Western City District Plan.


The Growth Area recognises and builds the critical role Campbelltown-Macarthur metropolitan cluster in providing jobs and services for the broader South Western Sydney area. It will also provide greater certainty about how we will work strategically to balance new jobs, housing and public spaces with important environmental protections.


You can view the submissions and documents on the Planning Portal.

What’s happening next?

A new Ministerial Direction will enable the NSW Government’s commitment to protect the South Western Sydney koala population and to align planning proposals with the vision for Greater Macarthur 2040.


We will work collaboratively with Campbelltown and Wollondilly Councils to finalise Greater Macarthur 2040 and provide support to both councils in undertaking the detailed planning and rezoning of land within the growth area.


We are investigating establishing a planning panel for Greater Macarthur which will provide independent advice to the Minister for Planning.


You can contact the South West Land Release team via email or on 1300 305 695 to discuss the next steps in this project.

Want to know more?

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Page last updated: 30/04/2021