NSW Department of Planning and Environment

South West Growth Area

At a glance

State-shaping precinct

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. View a map (PDF, 676 KB) of the SWGA.


The South West Growth Area Structure Plan update

The department is preparing an update of the SGWA Structure Plan.

Much has happened since the current Structure Plan was published. To prepare for the update, we are working 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.

When complete, the updated SWGA Structure Plan will be published with a ‘Guide to the South West Growth Area’ (the Guide).

The Guide will replace 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.

Supporting studies for the update

The following supporting studies are currently being undertaken to inform the updated SWGA Structure Plan and the Guide:

  • utilities and infrastructure
  • social infrastructure
  • centres hierarchy
  • employment land
  • open space and green infrastructure
  • Aboriginal cultural heritage study.

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.

South West Growth Area timeline

Precinct status name Studies undertaken
Tmeline dates July - Dec 2022
Precinct status name Plan preparation
Tmeline dates late 2022
Precinct status name Update to Plan
Tmeline dates Published by mid- 2023

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