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New communities shaded by up to 150,000 new trees. New homes with access to new schools, parks, jobs and infrastructure, to add to the pipeline of homes needed for a growing Greater Sydney.

The Department is taking a coordinated approach to planning for growing communities in South Creek West in the South West Growth Area.


We are working closely with Camden Council, and the nearby Liverpool City and Campbelltown City councils to release around 1,500 hectares of land on the doorstep of the upgraded The Northern Road and the proposed Outer Sydney Orbital.


This land release opens up South Creek West for new communities, serviced by a potential extension to the South West Rail Link.


These new communities have the potential to add up to 30,000 new homes to the pipeline of home sites needed across Greater Sydney to cater for growth. For more details, see our Frequently Asked Questions.


The Department will now develop a draft Structure Plan as the framework for future growth. This draft Plan will be released in 2018 for community feedback.

Structure plan

The Department’s Structure Plan will outline how we’re planning for open spaces, infrastructure, homes, jobs, shopping, entertainment, community facilities and services in South Creek West.


The Department will work closely with Camden Council and nearby councils, landowners, communities and state agencies to develop a plan that:

  • Provides new town and local centres, community facilities, parks and sports fields, heritage conservation areas and green connectivity to South and Lowes Creek areas;
  • Provides up to 1,000 new jobs across a range of industries including retail and educational activities;
  • Takes advantage of close proximity to the proposed Western Sydney Airport;
  • Integrates with transport infrastructure including upgrades to The Northern Road, the proposed Outer Sydney Orbital and the planned South West Rail Link Corridor;
  • Protects the local character and landscape of the area, including planting around 150,000 new trees to create a green canopy for everyone to enjoy;
  • Revitalises South Creek West and preserves heritage and environmental values;
  • Connects with nearby communities, including Oran Park Town Centre; and
  • Supports the development of vibrant communities with good access to jobs, facilities and services.