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The Sydenham to Bankstown Corridor Urban Renewal Strategy provides a planned approach to growth, with infrastructure delivery and development co-ordinated along the corridor.


The Strategy plans for new homes and jobs over the next 20 years and builds on the Sydney Metro City and Southwest project.


There are 11 station precincts within the corridor. They are already great places to live, and each has its own unique qualities. This Strategy will enhance the precincts by: valuing neighbourhood character, renewing town centres, providing improved open spaces and community services and facilities.


Exhibition on the revised draft Strategy closed on 3 September. We are now considering the community submissions and working on the Final Strategy. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

Our vision for Bankstown is:

  • Bankstown will continue to provide shops, jobs and community services for the wider corridor to support the District Centre’s employment target.
  • A potential station square will be the heart of Bankstown Station Precinct enhancing pedestrian activity and providing new north-south connections.
  • Future development around the station will provide a visual marker for Bankstown Station Precinct.
  • Bankstown CBD will be renewed and modernised as it redevelops for increased jobs and homes.

What’s changed

This map shows the key changes that have been made to the Bankstown Station Precinct Plan as a result of your feedback.


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The following key actions will be delivered in the next 12 months:


Action Description
Design of GreenWay South West
The Department of Planning and Environment (DP&E) is preparing a concept landscape master plan for a shared pedestrian and cycle link and linear park should surplus rail land become available.
Public Domain and Station Access Plan Sydney Metro will prepare a Public Domain and Station Access Plan for improved station design, accessibility and interchange with other modes of transport.
Finalisation of the Strategy and Local Planning Direction
DP&E will finalise the Strategy including a local planning direction (a Section 9.1 Direction) to guide future development.
Special Infrastructure Contribution DP&E is preparing a draft Special Infrastructure Contribution plan (SIC) to identify the regional infrastructure improvements required to support growth in the Corridor. The SIC levy will fund a range of community, transport and open space infrastructure.
Planning for Schools The Department of Education will identify locations for new or expanded schools within the corridor based on the growth proposed in the Strategy.
Precinct Support Scheme Funding
DP&E will provide funding to Councils through the Precinct Support Scheme to improve amenity and infrastructure within the Corridor.
Bankstown Airport DP&E are working with City of Canterbury Bankstown to obtain an ‘in-principle’ strategic approval for building heights to create greater development certainty.
Transport Interchange Sydney Metro are working with City of Canterbury Bankstown to develop options for an improved interchange.

Next steps 

We will use community feedback to produce the final Strategy. Once finalised, we will continue to work with stakeholders to deliver the Strategy and plans over the coming years.

Previous feedback

We released the initial draft Strategy and precinct plans in October 2015. Over the past 18 months we’ve also been talking and listening to community feedback to develop the revised draft strategy. You told us:

  • Revitalising Bankstown City Centre is important and it needs to be family-friendly with a modern shopping centre, out-door dining, night time activity and improved safety.
  • A community centre should be planned for Bankstown and infrastructure improvements need to include road, public transport and cycleway improvements and increased hospital capacities.
  • You have mixed feelings about increased building heights in Bankstown. Some thought it will help the precinct become a strategic western centre for Sydney.
  • Traffic congestion and parking issues need to be addressed.
  • Good design of new apartment development is important.


More detailed information on your feedback can be found in the Bankstown Station Precinct Plan.

Page last updated: 04/07/2019