At a glance
New homes for growing communities
Better quality open space and healthy waterways
Connecting and Healing Country opportunities
Future transport opportunities
Celebration of heritage
Jobs and services close to home
South West Growth Area overview
The South West Growth Area (SWGA) is approximately 10,000 hectares adjoining the
Western Sydney Aerotropolis and the Glenfield to Macarthur Urban Renewal Corridor.
The SWGA is one of three growth areas in South West Sydney. The other two are the
Wilton Growth Area and the Greater Macarthur Growth Area.
The SWGA is comprised of 14 precincts and several sub precincts. To date, 9 precincts have been rezoned.
The South West Growth Area Structure Plan update
The department has prepared an update of the
SWGA Structure Plan (PDF, 1.4 MB).
Much has happened since the previous Structure Plan was published. To prepare the update, we have worked with Camden, Campbelltown and Liverpool Councils as well as state agencies and industry groups, to ensure the Structure Plan reflects current planning for the area.
To accompany the updated SWGA Structure Plan, the department has also prepared a
Guide to the South West Growth Area (PDF, 7.2 MB).
The Guide replaces the previous ‘Explanatory notes’. Together, the updated Structure Plan and the Guide will help inform future rezonings. This will provide homes, open space, community facilities and essential services to meet the needs of new and growing communities.
Section 9.1 Ministerial Direction has been issued to support the SWGA. This Direction requires planning proposals to demonstrate consistency with the 2022 Structure Plan and Guide. Aboriginal engagement
The department has partnered with consultants GHD, Zion Engagement and Planning and Waters Consultancy to work closely with the Aboriginal community living in or connected to the SWGA.
The department is committed to reaching out and listening to Traditional Custodians and Cultural Knowledge Holders to inform our work.