We are planning for a growing population in North Wilton over the next 20 to 30 years. A variety of homes will be built, with most being detached houses. Some townhouses and terraces will be built around the local centres. Planning for North Wilton has balanced the number of new homes with the infrastructure and services required, to meet the needs of the growing community.
A local centre is proposed in the north of the precinct and will be located close to a new public primary school and open space. A new K-12 private Anglican school will be located in the south of the precinct, as well as open space and services.
A lakeside hub is proposed in the south of the precinct, providing a meeting place for the local community. The proponent is working with Sydney Water to examine an integrated water management solution for the precinct which includes the proposed lake.
Focused on the local centre and proposed employment area, more than 5,000 new local jobs will support the growth of Wilton. These jobs will reduce the need for long commutes to work, giving families more time to spend together.
The Department is working with Wollondilly Shire Council to prepare an economic development strategy to complement proposals by the private sector to attract jobs to Wilton. An economic development board will be established to focus efforts on this key issue in partnership with Council, the NSW Government and major landowners. This will enable the board to assess and adapt to changing employment opportunities as development proceeds. This will be in accordance with the Voluntary Planning Agreement with the proponent and the Draft Wilton Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC).
The infrastructure needed for new communities to grow, including water, sewerage, electricity and roads will be delivered at the same times as new homes. Infrastructure will be provided in accordance with the Voluntary Planning Agreement with the proponent and the Draft Wilton SIC.
Homes in the precinct will be built in stages, keeping pace with the delivery of infrastructure.
To support access for the future community and new transport infrastructure, the proponent has committed to several road and intersection upgrades.
We are continuing to work on transport needs to determine the final road network and public transport requirements for the Wilton Growth Area. Wilton 2040 contains a draft infrastructure list which is to be funded by the draft Wilton Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC).
Bus capable routes will run through the precinct and walking and cycling paths will encourage active travel. We are continuing work on determining the final public transport requirements in the Wilton Growth Area with Transport for NSW.
Land will be set aside for open space and playing fields for the new community. Areas will include parks and paths around waterways and bushland, including a number of sports ovals. The proposed lakeside hub will also include open space areas.
We are also working with Council to develop a Green Plan for Wilton. The Wilton Green Plan will provide the direction for development of an Open Space Plan and show how open space targets, distribution and network can be achieved. The Green Plan will identify key initiatives and their priority for delivery. For more information please refer to the Wilton 2040: A Plan for the Wilton Growth Area, September 2018 (PDF, 3,460 KB).
The North Wilton Precinct Plan considers and responds to the local landscape including views, creeks and environmentally sensitive vegetation. 360 hectares of environmentally significant lands will be protected in an environmental conservation zone.
New homes will be located close to open space and enjoy views of local and neighbourhood parks as well as existing bushland around the periphery of the precinct. Conserving koala habitat areas and corridors is important throughout the Wilton Growth Area to ensure protection of local koala colonies in Wollondilly. Care will be taken to manage the boundary between conservation land (including koala habitats) and urban development.
Land around the periphery of the precinct contains bushfire prone vegetation. Most of this land falls under the proposed environmental conservation zone, so is unsuitable for development. The precinct will have perimeter roads next to bushland that will help protect developed areas against bushfires. An asset protection zone (APZ) will be put in place to help manage bushfire risk.
The rezoning of North Wilton will apply an innovative new zone, the Urban Development Zone (UDZ). This new zoning will be applied to the precinct through the Growth Centres State Environmental Planning Policy. The UDZ ensures a wide range of land uses are allowed if they are consistent with the relevant structure plans for a precinct or growth area. It also allows for more flexibility to make changes to development types and uses over the longer term.
The creation of this broad urban development zoning is currently being implemented in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia.
Page last updated: 21/12/2018