Located within the North West Growth Area, planning for the Schofields Town Centre offers the opportunity to provide more new homes and businesses close to public transport. Schofields Town Centre is on the North Shore, Northern, Western and Cumberland train lines. It also has access to frequent bus services to nearby Blacktown and Rouse Hill. It takes around 25 minutes to reach the Parramatta CBD by train from Schofields, making it highly suitable for the location of new homes and services.
Schofields Road has also been identified as a future mixed-use enterprise corridor, establishing Schofields as a future hub for people to live and work.
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, in close collaboration with Blacktown City Council, has now defined the Schofields Town Centre Investigation Boundary. This has been done by taking into consideration the unique natural and built environment characteristics of the local area.
The Minister for Planning and Public Space has recently announced a new approach to precinct planning in NSW. This will mean a change of approach to planning for Schofields. Blacktown Council will now take the lead in progressing planning for Schofields with the support of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
Blacktown Council and the Department will continue to work closely together on a plan for Schofields Town Centre in line with Council’s work program. When Council’s review is complete and recommendations endorsed by councillors, further information will be made available for community consultation.