Wilton in 2040 will be a landmark area in the Western Parkland City where the local community and businesses are flourishing. Wilton will have grown sustainably over the last 20 years, adapting to changes in community expectations, and taking advantage of employment and transport innovations.
Wilton will be known for its protection and conservation of the natural environment, particularly its koala corridor, enhancing the experience of living and working in Wilton. It will offer a key location for job opportunities that benefit from direct access to Greater Macarthur, Wollongong, and the new Western Sydney Airport.
A resilient community will be created with a diverse range of housing for all age groups. Wilton will have a well-developed network of services and infrastructure supporting its residents, visitors and workers.
Precinct planning is well advanced for North Wilton.
Around 15,000 new homes will be built in the Wilton Growth Area over the next 20 to 30 years. The Growth Area will be focused on a new town centre which will provide shops and services for the growing community as well as jobs for people living in the area.
Plans for the Wilton Growth Area will create up to 15,000 new homes supported by schools, transport, community facilities and open space. People will be able to choose from a variety of types of homes with easy access to a vibrant town or village centre.
Each precinct will incorporate employment land including space for shops, businesses and industrial activities. The new town centre will be a lively and attractive commercial centre providing new jobs for the region.
Wilton is strategically located between the Southern Highlands, the Illawarra, Campbelltown and Western Sydney to provide job opportunities. Further employment opportunities will develop through connections with the new Western Sydney Aerotropolis, as well as freight and logistics opportunities.
As new communities grow, developers will provide the infrastructure needed to support this growth. A draft Special Infrastructure Contribution is proposed which would provide up to $771 million towards state and regional infrastructure over the next 20 years.
Walking and cycling routes throughout the Growth Area will make it easy to access shops and services in the town centre. Leaving the car at home and using active modes of transport like walking and cycling will promote healthy lifestyles.
Much of the vegetation will be conserved to maintain biodiversity and habitat for fauna. Strategic conservation planning will protect important areas of vegetation habitat. The NSW Government is working with the Commonwealth to ensure koalas and their habitat are protected as the two Growth Areas of Wollondilly and Greater Macarthur grow.
We are protecting heritage items and Aboriginal sites so future generations can appreciate and enjoy the culture of the area.