NSW Department of Planning and Environment

We’re committed to creating an efficient planning system that keeps our economy moving and people in jobs and creates public benefit.

Following the completion of the Planning System Acceleration Program, the department will continue to deliver quality assessments across major projects and planning proposals.

The Horizon program builds on assessment acceleration and aims to bring new momentum to our everyday assessment activity.
Projects in the program include:

  • Concept plans
  • Major projects (determined by the department)
  • Major projects (determined by the Minister, provided the determination is completed within the set period)
  • Major projects (referred to the Independent Planning Commission (IPC), provided the referral is completed within the period)
  • Planning proposals (finalised by the department, provided it is finalised within the period)
  • State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) related to land zoning only.

Over the next three years we will cut assessment timeframes and unblock projects stuck in the system as active management of projects becomes ‘business as usual’.

Public benefit

Horizon projects for determination or referral to the IPC since November 2020 are expected to provide:

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203

Projects

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102,014

Jobs

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4,616

Dwellings

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$38.3 bn

Economic value

 

March 2022 projects

Horizon projects that have been identified for determination or referral to the IPC during March 2022 are expected to provide 2,611 jobs, 843 dwellings and $419.7 million economic value across 7 projects. Full list of projects below:

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
ProjectHawkesbury Centre of Excellence DescriptionNew education facility in the Western Sydney University (Hawkesbury Campus) site will provide agricultural and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, including on-campus short-term accommodation.
ProjectCentral Coast Quarter Northern Tower DescriptionConstruction of 25 storey mixed use building including retail, apartments and 183 car parking spaces.

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
ProjectDubbo Regional Consolidated LEP DescriptionPlanning Proposal to consolidate Wellington Local Environment Plan 2012 and Dubbo Local Environment Plan 2011, including clause amendments.
ProjectOran Park Employment Area – SEPP Amendment DescriptionExpands the Oran Park Employment Area, facilitating additional local jobs.
ProjectTranche 41 (Part Pondicherry) Description470 new homes in the Pondicherry Precinct as well as environmental protection and open space.
ProjectLindfield Village Hub DescriptionNew public open space consisting of a community facility, community park and civic plaza.
Project127-133 Ryedale Road and 4-14 Terry Road, Denistone DescriptionDevelopment of approximately 84 seniors housing apartments and 31 aged care beds.

 

February 2022 projects

February projects

Horizon projects that have been identified for determination or referral to the IPC during February 2022 are expected to provide 1,336 jobs, 65 dwellings and $308.4 million economic value across 4 projects. Full list of projects below:

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
ProjectBayswater Power Station Upgrade Description Upgrade to power station including an increase to its coal ash recycling.
ProjectGlendell Continued Operations Project DescriptionExtension of mining at Glendell Mine until 2044.

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
ProjectCampbelltown RSL DescriptionThe planning proposal seeks to amend the Campbelltown LEP 2015 to increase the maximum building height of the site.
Project50-56 Atchison Street, St Leonards DescriptionAmendment of planning controls to include increasing the maximum height of the buildings development standard, introduce a maximum floor space ratio and increase the minimum non-residential floor space ratio.

 

December 2021 / January 2022 projects

December 2021 / January 2022 projects

Horizon projects that have been identified for determination or referral to the IPC during  December 2021 and January 2022 are expected to provide 11,907 jobs, and $3.4 billion economic value across 21 projects. Full list of projects below:

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
ProjectNarrabri Underground Mine Stage 3 Extension Project DescriptionContinuation of longwall mining within the Stage 2 mining area of the existing Narrabri Mine, an extension of longwall mining to the south of the mine to extract an additional 82 million tonnes of Run-of-Mine coal.
ProjectTilbuster Solar DescriptionThe development of a 150 MW solar farm, energy storage facility and associated infrastructure.
ProjectWest Nowra Resource Recovery Park Stage 2 DescriptionConstruction and operation of stage 2 of the West Nowra Resource Recovery Park, comprising a resource recovery facility for treatment of up to 130,000 tonnes per year of mixed municipal waste.
ProjectWestmead Catholic Community Education Campus DescriptionPrimary school with capacity for approximately 1,680 students, new Parish church, early learning centre, tree removal and landscaping.
ProjectUNSW Health Translation Hub DescriptionConstruction and use of a new 16 storey education and research building (including an upper plant room) as part of the Randwick Health Campus.
ProjectSydney Children’s Hospital (SCH) and Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre DescriptionConstruction and use of a new 12 storey hospital building for the Sydney Children’s Hospital and Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre.
ProjectHastings Secondary College Port Macquarie Campus Upgrade DescriptionUpgrades to Hastings Secondary College Port Macquarie Campus including refurbishment of existing buildings, new buildings and covered outdoor learning areas and new shared use fitness centre.
ProjectCrows Nest OSD Site C Stage 2 DescriptionDesign and construction of a nine storey commercial building at Crows Nest Over Station Development Site C.
ProjectSilverleaf Solar DescriptionDevelopment of a 120 MW solar farm and associated infrastructure.
ProjectLiddell Battery and Ancillary Works DescriptionConstruction and operation of a new Battery Energy Storage System, to decouple Liddell and Bayswater power stations, facilitate the improved safety, reliability, efficiency and environmental performance of Bayswater Power Station.
ProjectHowlong Sand and Gravel Quarry Expansion DescriptionExpansion of an existing sand and gravel quarry from 30,000 tonnes p.a. to 330,000 tonnes p.a.
ProjectWoolworths Warehouse and CFC Marrickville DescriptionConstruction and operation of a seven-storey warehouse complex including a customer fulfilment centre, office space and car parking.
ProjectSancrox Quarry Expansion Project DescriptionThe proposal seeks to extend the life of the quarry by expanding the current extraction boundary, increasing the annual extraction limits, and establish associated infrastructure.
ProjectThe Children's Hospital at Westmead - Paediatric Services Building DescriptionConstruction of a new 14 level Paediatric Services Building with rooftop helipad and pedestrian canopy link.
ProjectNew Primary School at Googong DescriptionConstruction and operation of a new primary school in Googong that will accommodate up to 700 students.
ProjectSt John of God Richmond Hospital DescriptionConstruction of upgraded and expanded facilities resulting in an additional 24 beds, partial demolition of existing buildings, retention of Belmont House and integrated open space and landscaping.

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
ProjectReclass and Rezone land in Vineyard and Pitt Town DescriptionReclassification of land to deliver an integrated recreation, community and sporting facility within Pitt Town.
ProjectPenrith LEP 2010 (Amendment No.26) 57 Henry Street, Penrith DescriptionProvide additional community infrastructure, including a public open space surrounding the local heritage on the site.
Project2 Inverary Drive, Kurmond DescriptionA planning proposal to subdivide the site to provide additional housing and preserve endangered vegetation.
ProjectPicton Town Centre Government Services Building DescriptionA flexible, multi-purpose community space in a new Government Services Building, which forms part of the wider Wollondilly Shire Cultural, Civic and Community Precinct.
ProjectWinter Sports Facility – 2 Tench Ave, Jamisontown DescriptionThe proposal would provide a regional scale recreational / tourist facility comprising a 300m long indoor ski slope, ice skating rink, ice and rock climbing, altitude training, gymnasium, function centre and hotel including ancillary shop, cafe, and restaurant uses.

 

November 2021 projects

November projects

Horizon projects for determination or referral to the IPC by 30 November 2021 are expected to provide 3,683 jobs, and $690.8 million economic value across 6 projects. Full list of projects below:

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
ProjectHunter Power DescriptionA critical state significant infrastructure application, involving construction and operation of a 750 megawatt (MW) gas fired power station and related infrastructure.
ProjectDubbo Quarry Continuation DescriptionAn expansion of an existing hard rock quarry into two new resource areas to the south and west of the existing quarry

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
ProjectCumberland Local Environmental Plan DescriptionThis proposal seeks to consolidate the three existing LEPs applying to the Cumberland LGA with the aim of creating a clear planning framework under a single Cumberland LEP.
Project33 Morshead Road, Mount Annan DescriptionThis proposal seeks to amend Camden Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP) by rezoning the site to R3 Medium Density Residential and amending the minimum lot size control to 250m². It also seeks to facilitate redevelopment of the site for medium density residential purposes consistent with surrounding residential development.
Project46-52 Nicholson Street and 59 67 Christie Street, St Leonards DescriptionThis proposal seeks to increase the Maximum Floor Space Ratio to 15:1 and the Maximum Height of Buildings to RL 175.2 metres.
Project36 Lonsdale Street and 64-70 Brenan Street, Lilyfield DescriptionThis proposal seeks to introduce a maximum height of buildings control, increase the maximum floor space ratio, identify the site on the Key Sites Map and include a site-specific provision for the site.

 

October 2021 projects

October projects

Horizon projects for determination or referral to the IPC by 31 October 2021 are expected to provide 8,572 jobs, and $1.3 billion economic value across 12 projects. Full list of projects below:

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
ProjectGriffith base Hospital redevelopment DescriptionConstruction of a new four-storey hospital building, demolition buildings and site works
ProjectSutherland Hospital upgrade DescriptionRedevelopment of the Sutherland Hospital operating theatre complex
ProjectSaint Ignatius Riverview redevelopment stage 2 DescriptionRedevelopment of the Senior School campus
ProjectAlterations and additions to Kincoppal Rose Bay School DescriptionStage 1 detailed development proposal for alterations and additions
ProjectMoorebank Avenue realignment DescriptionThe realignment and upgrade of the existing Moorebank Avenue from south of Anzac Road to the East Hills Railway
ProjectAtlassian Headquarters DescriptionConstruction of an office and hotel tower
ProjectNew Primary School at Edmondson Park DescriptionConstruction and operation of a new primary school to accommodate up to 1,012 students

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
ProjectGeorges River Local Environment Plan 2020 DescriptionThis proposal consolidates local planning provisions across the Georges River local government area.
ProjectGeorges River Local Environment Plan 2021 Description
Project194 Campbelltown Road, Denham Court – number 23 Description

This proposal sought to amend the Campbelltown LEP 2015 by altering Clause 17 Use of certain land at 194 Campbelltown Road, Denham Court;

 

(1) This clause applies to land at 194 Campbelltown Road, Denham Court, being Lot 100 DP 1176622.

 

(2) Development for the purpose of a service station is permitted with development consent, if the service station is not able to be accessed from a freeway.

 

The amendment will remove the prohibition for long or heavy vehicles over 7.5m in length to access the site. The proposal does not amend the E4 zoning or any other development control for the site.

Project71 St. Andrews Road Varroville – map only amendment DescriptionThis proposal seeks to rezone the site to R2 Low Density Residential, RE1 Public Recreation, SP2 Infrastructure (drainage) and E2 Environmental Conservation to enable the residential redevelopment of the site.
ProjectThe War Memorial Hospital, Waverley – number 22 DescriptionThis proposal seeks to amend Waverley LEP 2012 to enable redevelopment of the War Memorial Hospital and immediate surrounds, including applying new additional permitted uses, increasing the maximum building heights and floor space ratios shown for the land, and new site specific provisions.

 

September 2021 projects

September projects

Horizon projects for determination or referral to the IPC by 30 September 2021 are expected to provide 5,444 jobs, 132 dwellings, and $774 million economic value across 12 projects. Full list of projects below:

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
ProjectDunedoo Solar DescriptionDevelopment of a 55 MW solar farm with energy storage.
ProjectBroken Hill Battery Energy Storage System DescriptionDevelopment of a 50 MW / 100 MWh battery energy storage facility
ProjectCowal Gold Underground DescriptionExpansion of the mine, including extension of the life of the mine from 2032-2039.
ProjectWeigall Sports Complex, Sydney Grammar School DescriptionConstruction of a new sports complex for Sydney Grammar School.
ProjectChildren’s Hospital Westmead - Multi-storey Carpark DescriptionDemolition of ‘The Lodge’ and construction of a new eight level carpark.
ProjectBudawang School for Specific Purposes DescriptionConstruction and operation of a new school for specific purposes.
ProjectWaterloo Metro Quarter Basement Car Park Detailed Design SSDA DescriptionDesign and construction of a basement car park at Waterloo Metro Quarter.
ProjectNorthern Precinct Detailed Design SSDA DescriptionDesign and construction of the northern precinct for commercial and retail use

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
ProjectCentral Sydney Planning Strategy (CSPS) DescriptionThe planning proposal seeks multiple amendments to the Sydney Local Environment Plan 2012.
ProjectAmendment to Wollondilly LEP 2011 - to rezone land at Anglican College, Bargo DescriptionThe planning proposal intends to amend the Wollondilly Local Environmental Plan 2011 to rezone the land to a combination of RU2 (Rural Landscape) and E2 (Environmental Conservation).
ProjectAmendment to Fairfield LEP 2013 (Amendment No 40) 400-404 Cabramatta Road West, Cabramatta DescriptionThe planning proposal seeks to rezone land at 400-404 Cabramatta Road West, Cabramatta and 6 Links Avenue to facilitate high-density residential and medium density residential development.
ProjectCamden housekeeping amendment of Growth Centres SEPP 2006 DescriptionThe proposal seeks housekeeping amendments to clauses and maps within the State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 (Growth Centres SEPP).

 

August 2021 projects

August projects

Horizon projects for determination or referral to the IPC by 31 August 2021 are expected to provide 3,220 jobs, and $955 million economic value across 10 projects. Full list of projects below:

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
ProjectMarulan South Limestone Mine DescriptionContinuation and expansion of open cut limestone mining operations.
ProjectChullora RRF DescriptionThe construction and operation of a materials recovery facility (MRF).
ProjectProject Energy Connect (Western Section) DescriptionA new 330 kV transmission line connecting the NSW and SA transmission networks. Upgrade of the existing transmission line between Buronga substation and the NSW / VIC border.
ProjectLoreto Normanhurst School DescriptionEstablishment of 10 new building envelopes across the site for education and ancillary uses including student accommodation.
ProjectMosman High School DescriptionConstruction of a new school building including new outdoor play areas, roof top play areas and landscaping works.
ProjectTAFE NSW Institute of Applied Technology for Constructions DescriptionExpansion of the TAFE NSW Kingswood campus, including construction of a three-storey building to accommodate 3,500 students and additional car park/loading area.

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
Project65 Albert Avenue, Chatswood (Mandarin Centre) DescriptionThe planning proposal seeks multiple amendments to the Willoughby LEP 2012.
ProjectAmendment to Parramatta LEP 2011 and Hornsby LEP 2013 DescriptionThe planning proposal responds to the Epping Town Centre Traffic Study and seeks to ‘switch off’ the application of Clause 4.6.
ProjectAmendment to SEPP (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 -Lot 17 Section 26 DP 1459, 115 Crown Street, Riverstone DescriptionThis amendment is sought to rezone Lot 17 Section 26 DP 1459, 115 Crown Street, Riverstone to RE1 Public Recreation.
ProjectCorner of Appin Road and Kellerman Drive, St Helens Park DescriptionThe proposal seeks to rezone land on the corner of Appin Road and Kellerman Drive, St Helens Park to B1 Neighbourhood Centre and increase the permitted Height of Buildings limit for the site from 8.5m to 9.0m.

 

July 2021 projects

July projects

Horizon projects for determination or referral to the IPC by 31 July 2021 are expected to provide 7,026 jobs, and $1.02 billion economic value across 10 projects. Full list of projects below:

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
ProjectProspect Warehouse Estate DescriptionDevelopment of a warehouse and logistics estate in Prospect.
ProjectMetro Western Sydney Airport DescriptionA new metro line to service Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, the Western Sydney Aerotropolis and interchanging with the T1 Western Line at St Marys.
ProjectKambala Sport, Wellbeing and Senior Learning Precinct DescriptionRedevelopment of the Kambala School sports precinct.
ProjectTrinity Grammar Redevelopment DescriptionNew teaching and educational facilities including a new five storey building and pavilion and refurbishment of existing facilities and car park.
ProjectWaterloo Southern Precinct SSDA DescriptionDesign and construction of the Waterloo southern precinct. Includes student housing, social housing and retail space.
ProjectTallawong station Precinct, South Stage 2 DescriptionDevelopment of the Tallawong Station Precinct.

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
ProjectPenrith LEP 2010 - Reclassification of land at The Driftway and Reynolds Road, Londonderry DescriptionProposal seeks to reclassify seven (7) lots of land owned by Hawkesbury City Council located on the corner of The Driftway and Reynolds Road in Londonderry from "Community" to "Operational".
Project173-179 Walker Street and 11-17 Hampden Street DescriptionProposal seeks to amend North Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2013 to facilitate a residential development at 173-179 Walker Street and 11-17 Hampden Street, North Sydney.
Project297-299 Canterbury Road Revesby DescriptionProposal to insert site-specific clause in Part 4 of the Bankstown LEP 2015 to allow development for the purposes of a hospital with a floor space ratio of up to 2.3:1 and a height limit of 51 metres Australian height datum.
ProjectChullora Marketplace, 353-355 Waterloo Road, Greenacre DescriptionProposal to rezone No. 353 Waterloo Road, Greenacre to B2 Local Centre, increase the maximum building height and floor space ratio for the property and remove the minimum lot size control as well as increase the maximum building height for No. 355 Waterloo Road, Greenacre. A maximum residential floor space ratio will apply across the entire site.

 

June 2021 projects

June projects

Horizon projects for determination or referral to the IPC by 30 June 2021 are expected to provide 2,236 jobs and $734.8 million economic value across 10 projects. Full list of projects below:

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
Project Macquarie Park Data Centre Description Construction and 24-hour operation of a data centre, in Macquarie Park. The proposal for the Centre includes a five-storey data storage building with office space and supporting infrastructure, services and landscaping.
Project 90-102 Regent Street, Redfern - Student Accommodation Description Construction of an 18-storey student accommodation building in Redfern.

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
Project Blacktown LEP 2015 (Amendment 22) St Bartholomew's Cemetery Expansion Description An amendment to facilitate the provision of 6,000 to 9,000 additional burial plots to the St Bartholomew's Cemetery. The amendment retains approximately 0.78ha of critically endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland and incorporates the retention and continued protection of three local and State heritage items: St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery, the Old Prospect Post Office (State heritage items) and Tarlington Place (local heritage item).
Project Amendment to SEPP (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 Marsden Park Industrial Precinct Description Amendments to floor space ratio and height of building controls to allow for greater flexibility in built form. This will enable development in the Marsden Park Industrial Precinct promoting emerging technologies.
Project Liverpool LEP Amendment 75 Amendment to SEPP (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 Austral and Leppington North Precincts Description An amendment to facilitate the implementation of well-designed stormwater drainage and road layouts by removing surplus stormwater land in two proposed basins. It will provide protection of non-certified vegetation within an Environmental Protection Zone and facilitate Edmondson Park Avenue road expansion within the South West Growth Area.
Project Amendment to The Hills 2019 - Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) Description An amendment to align environmental land use zones with cadastre and current land uses to protect areas, enable appropriate provision of support services for growth in rural industries and tourism, support character of local centres, and introduce interim measures pending completion of precinct planning.
Project 22-32 Queen Street, Campbelltown (Amendment No.21) Description A proposal seeking additional housing and employment opportunities within a walking distance to Campbelltown CBD and providing open space for the enjoyment of future residents and opportunities to establish a connected open space corridor within the Campbelltown CBD.
Project Consolidated Ku-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan Description A proposal to consolidate the two existing LEPs in Ku-ring-gai into one updated, consistent and transparent LEP for the local government area. 
Project Amend North Sydney LEP 2013 to give effect to the LSPS Description A proposal to give effect to actions of the North Sydney Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) and to put in place a more accurate and transparent LEP for the local government area.
Project 4-22 and 24-44 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills Description A proposal to facilitate the adaptive reuse of existing heritage buildings for hotel and entertainment focused uses. This proposal supports the revitalisation of the CBD fringe area and directly contributes to Sydney’s visitor economy.

 

May 2021 projects

May projects

Horizon projects for determination or referral to the IPC by 31 May 2021 are expected to provide 3,123 jobs and $958.8 million economic value across 8 projects. Full list of projects below:

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
ProjectIngleburn Resource Recovery Facility DescriptionAn expansion of an existing resource recovery facility to accept up to 250,000 tonnes of various waste streams per year.
ProjectNew Berrima Brickworks DescriptionProposed construction and operation of a brickworks facility with the production capacity of 50 million tonne's per annum with a Capital Investment Value of approximately $80 million.
ProjectUungula Wind Farm DescriptionDevelopment of a wind farm with up to 97 wind turbines, with energy storage and associated infrastructure.
ProjectSport and Wellbeing Centre, Roseville College DescriptionConstruction and operation of a new Sport and Wellbeing Centre including basement car parking, swimming pool, gym, learning areas, food technology space, amenities and storage, rooftop sports courts, landscaping, signage and tree removal.
ProjectNorthside Private Hospital, West Gosford DescriptionConcept and Stage 1 proposal to develop a new private hospital.

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
ProjectFairfield LEP 2013 Amendment No. 39 –Part of 16 Kamira Avenue, Villawood DescriptionAmend the Fairfield LEP by rezoning the site from RE1 Public Recreation to R4 High Density Residential. The planning proposal also seeks to apply the following development standards to the site.
ProjectKu-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan 2015 -47 Warrane Road, Roseville Chase DescriptionAmend Ku-ring-gai LEP to rezone 47 Warrane Road, Roseville Chase, from RE1 Public Recreation to R3 Medium Density Residential and amend associated development standards.
ProjectKu-ring-gai Local Environmental Plan 2015 -4 Pennant Avenue, Gordon DescriptionAmend Ku-ring-gai LEP to rezone 4 Pennant Avenue, Gordon, from RE1 Public Recreation to R3 Medium Density Residential, amend associated development standards, reclassify the land from community to operational land, and extinguish all interests on the site.

 

April 2021 projects

April projects

Horizon projects for determination or referral to the IPC by 30 April 2021 are expected to provide 2,695 jobs and $3.1 billion economic value across 12 projects. Full list of projects below:

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
ProjectM12 Motorway DescriptionA new dual-carriageway motorway to connect the M7 Motorway with the Western Sydney Airport and The Northern Road. The motorway will be initially two lanes in each direction, with capacity for an additional future lane in each direction.
ProjectRoyal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children - Centre of Excellence DescriptionDevelopment of a 300 MW solar farm and associated infrastructure.
ProjectWellington North Solar DescriptionDevelopment of a 300 MW solar farm and associated infrastructure.
ProjectOrica Southlands Warehouse DescriptionA modification to subdivide an existing lot into two lots, primarily to create an additional lot for the existing Orica Groundwater Treatment Plant infrastructure.

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
ProjectRemoval Clause 4.1A and Restricted Dwelling Yield Maps (Amendment No.18) DescriptionThe planning proposal seeks to remove the dwelling cap for three residential sites in the Campbelltown LGA at Claymore, Campbelltown and Airds/Bradbury. This would be achieved by removing clause 4.1A Maximum dwelling density in certain residential areas and the corresponding Restricted Dwelling Yield Maps from the Campbelltown Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2015.
ProjectCity of Sydney Affordable Housing Review DescriptionThe proposal seeks to increase the amount of affordable housing in the city of Sydney to achieve Council's Sustainable Sydney 2030 affordable housing targets. To achieve this, the proposal seeks amendments to Sydney LEP 2012 and the introduction of the City of Sydney Affordable Housing Program (to be adopted by Council) to provide a transparent framework for the application of affordable housing contributions when land is being developed.
ProjectAffordable Housing Review - Green Square Town Centre DescriptionThe planning proposal seeks to amend the affordable housing provisions in the Green Square Town Centre LEPs.
ProjectPlanning proposal to allow Residential Care Facility as an additional use at 20-21 Boorea Avenue, Lakemba DescriptionPlanning proposal to permit Residential Care Facility on IN2 Light Industrial Land at 20-21 Boorea Avenue Lakemba and amend associated development controls (112 Aged Care Beds).
ProjectCampbelltown LEP Review (Amendment No. 24) DescriptionA review of the Campbelltown LEP to provide alignment with Western City District Plan.
ProjectPlanning proposal to amend zoning, FSR and height controls for 7 Concord Avenue, Concord West DescriptionThe proposal seeks to amend the Canada Bay LEP 2013 by rezoning the subject site from IN1 General Industrial to R3 Medium Density Residential; increasing the maximum floorspace ratio (FSR) from 1:1 to 1.76:1; and increasing the maximum building height from 12 metres to 25 metres to facilitate the development of approximately 290 apartments at 7 Concord Avenue, Concord West.

 

March 2021 projects

March projects

Horizon projects for determination or referral to the IPC by 31 March 2021 are expected to provide 6,119 jobs and $7.8 billion economic value across 22 projects. Full list of projects below:

 

Major projects

Project Description
ProjectBelmont Drought Response Desalination Plant DescriptionConstruction and operation of a temporary desalination plant including seawater intake infrastructure, desalination units, brine discharge via existing ocean outfall, electricity/water supply, ancillary works.
ProjectHume Coal and Berrima Rail Upgrade Project DescriptionDevelopment of a new underground coal mine and supporting rail infrastructure, involving development of a new rail connection to the Berrima Branch Line.
ProjectESR Horsley Logistics Park DescriptionConstruction, fit-out and operation of six warehousing and distribution buildings.
ProjectMoriah College Concept and Stage 1 DescriptionRedevelopment of the Moriah College senior school campus including the demolition of buildings, construction of new teaching facilities and progressive increase in student enrolments.
ProjectMoorebank Precinct West Stage 3 DescriptionEstablishment of a works compound in the southern portion of the Moorebank Precinct West site and associated works.
ProjectSydney Metro West DescriptionA Sydney Metro rail service connecting Greater Parramatta and the Sydney CBD.
Concept and Stage 1 stage application seeks approval for approximately 24-kilometres of twin tunnels between Westmead and the Sydney CBD and tunnel and station excavation between Westmead and The Bays.

 

Planning proposals

Project Description
ProjectWollongong Heritage amendments Stage 1 DescriptionHousekeeping amendments to the Wollongong LEP to ensure Council’s Heritage Staff have accurate heritage information to assist with customer enquiries, development applications and planning proposals, and can provide advice on various council projects.
ProjectAffordable Housing Review Green Square Town Centre DescriptionSupports the increase of affordable rental housing in the City of Sydney LGA and contributes towards the City’s target of 10,856 additional affordable rental housing by 2036.
ProjectReclassification of Lot 2 DP 1200178 Taylor's Reserve Lime Klin Road and Woodland Avenue, Lugarno DescriptionReclassification of Taylor Reserve, Lime Kiln Road and Woodlands Avenue, Lugarno (part Lot 1 and Lot 2 in DP 1200178 ) from community to operational land.
Project474-480 New Canterbury Road and 34-38 Hercules Street, Dulwich Hill DescriptionTo rezone 466-180 New Canterbury Road and 296-38 Hercules Street, Dulwich Hill from IN2 Light Industrial to B5 Business Development, R4 High Density Residential, RE1 Public Recreation and RE2 Private Recreation and amend associated development standards on the site.
Project7-23 and 25-33 Water Street, Strathfield South DescriptionProposal to amend zoning, floor space ratio and height controls under Strathfield Local Environmental Plan 2012 to increase development standards at 7-23 and 25-33 Water Street, Strathfield South.
ProjectKu-ring gai Local Environmental Plan (Local Centres) 2012 Reclassification of land at 9, 15 and 17 Dumaresq Street, Gordon DescriptionTo reclassify council owned land at 9, 15 and 17 Dumaresq Street, Gordon from community to operational land. No interests to be extinguished. No land to be rezoned.
ProjectRemoval of multi dwelling housing from the R2 Low Density Residential zone, Ryde DescriptionSupports the increase of dwellings within the Ryde LGA, including controls to support increased opportunities for dual occupancy development.
ProjectResponse to Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code, Northern Beaches DescriptionNorthern Beaches Council submitted an amended planning proposal in response to the Gateway determination issued on 31 July 2018.The changes will mean that dual occupancies and multi dwelling housing cannot be carried out as local development or as complying development.
Project122 Bronte Rd, Bondi Junction DescriptionTo facilitates adaptive reuse of a local heritage item. Provides retail / business uses, employment opportunities as well as serviced apartments that support the local economy and contribute to the vibrancy of Bondi Junction strategic centre.
ProjectParramatta LEP 2011 12 Hassall Street, Parramatta DescriptionPlanning proposal seeking to enable the redevelopment of the site for a mixed use building for commercial and residential purposes. The proposal is also supported by a Voluntary Planning Agreement which provides a monetary contribution towards local community infrastructure.
Project2 O'Connell Street Parramatta DescriptionThe planning proposal aids in delivering the redevelopment of the site for mixed use. The proposal also includes a monetary contribution towards community infrastructure and public domain improvements.
ProjectThe Hills LEP 2019 Amendments to small lot housing provision DescriptionThe proposal seeks to facilitate the delivery of amenable and high quality small lot/'Missing Middle" housing in The Hills Shire LGA.
ProjectBlue Mountains LEP 2015 (Amendment No 5) Heritage Review DescriptionThe planning proposal will enable the conservation and protection of local heritage items in the Blue Mountains LGA.
ProjectPenrith LEP 2010 LEP Review Phase 1 DescriptionThe planning proposal seeks to increase the minimum lot size control for multi dwelling housing in certain zones, include ‘eco tourist facilities’ as a permitted use in the E4 zone, strengthen the role of Castlereagh’s ‘centre’, introduce a new control for non residential uses on the ground and first floor levels in the St Marys Town Centre.
ProjectLiverpool Planning Proposal (Am 82) Review of Liverpool LEP 2008 DescriptionThe proposal seeks to align the existing LEP with the actions in the LSPS. These actions are based on the outcomes of community consultation and reflect the local community’s desire and needs in terms of social infrastructure, built environment and character of the area.
ProjectStage 1 Review of Wollondilly LEP 2011 DescriptionThe planning proposal seeks to enhance the health and wellbeing of communities, attract investment and grow local jobs, and recognise the role and function of the Metropolitan Rural Area.

 

February 2021 projects

List of projects determined or referred to the IPC by 28 February 2021.

These projects were expected to provide 7,134 jobs, 536 new dwellings, and $1.34 billion economic value across 13 projects.

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
Project Newcastle Power Station Description A Critical State Significant Infrastructure application, involving construction and operation of a 250megawatt gas fired power station and ancillary infrastructure.
Project Sikh Grammar School Rouse Hill Description Construction of a new school for students from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Project Pitt Street South over station development Stage 2 Description State Significant Development application including the construction and operation of a new residential building above the south entrance of the new Sydney Metro Pitt Street Station.
Project Pitt Street North over station development Stage 2 Description Detailed design application including construction and operation of a new commercial tower above the northern entrance of the new Sydney Metro Pitt Street Station.

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
Project Shoalhaven Planning Proposal – various housekeeping amendments concerning heritage Description Administrative amendments responding to anomalies identified through the operation of the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan, specifically Schedule 5 Environmental Heritage and associated heritage mapping.
Project Paramatta LEP 2011 - 470 Church Street, Parramatta (154 dwellings) Description To increase the maximum building height and floor space ratio for land at 470 Church Street, Parramatta.
Project Amendment to Parramatta LEP 2011 to permit a mixed-use development at 33-43 Marion Street, Parramatta Description To amend the Parramatta LEP 2011 to permit a mixed-use development at 33-43 Marion Street Parramatta, including amendments to the Floor Space Ratio Map and the Height of Building Map.
Project 469-483 Balmain Road, Lilyfield Description To introduce a maximum building height equivalent to 6 storeys for the site, increase the maximum floor space ratio, introduce residential accommodation as an additional permitted use and introduce a minimum non-residential/ employment floor space of 6,000m2.
Project Amendment to Bankstown LEP 2015 – 74 Rickard Road and 375 Chapel Road, Bankstown Description Amendment to development standards under Bankstown LEP 2015 that apply to 74 Rickard Rd and part of 375 Chapel Rd, Bankstown. The proposal relates to floor space ratio and building height.
Project Amendment to Canada Bay LEP 2013 (LSPS; Housekeeping) Description Amend the Canada Bay LEP 2013 to align with the Eastern Sydney District Plan and the draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS).
Project Housekeeping proposal to improve legibility of the Camden LEP 2010 Description Housekeeping amendments to resolve minor errors and anomalies to improve the legibility of the Camden LEP 2010. The proposal also seeks to ensure the Camden LEP 2010 gives effect to the Western City District Plan.
Project Amendment No 71 to Liverpool LEP 2008 – Rezoning of land at Prestons Description Amend the Liverpool LEP 2008 to rezone land at Prestons from IN3 Heavy Industrial to E2 Environmental Conservation. The minimum lot size and height of buildings controls applying to the sites will be amended to reflect the rezoning.
Project Liverpool LEP Amendment No 77 - To allow for 'car parks' at Collimore Park Description Amend the Liverpool LEP 2008 to allow for 'car parks' as an additional permitted use with consent at Collimore Park. The planning proposal will allow for the future development of a multi-storey car park.

 

December 2020 - January 2021 projects

List of projects determined or referred to the IPC by 29 January 2021.

These projects were expected to provide 24,603 jobs, and $9.74 billion economic value across 41 projects.

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
Project Hume Battery Energy Storage System Description A battery energy storage facility, with a maximum storage capacity of 20 MW / 40 MWh.
Project Kemps Creek Warehouse, Logistics and Industrial Facilities Hub Description Development of a warehouse, logistics and industrial facilities hub including construction and operation of eight warehouses at Kemps Creek.
Project Baiada Integrated Poultry Processing Facility Description Construction and operation of an integrated poultry processing plant with the capacity to process 3 million birds per week.
Project Mangoola Coal Continued Operations Project Description Extension of open cut mining at Mangoola Coal Mine to a new area to extract approximately 52 million tonnes of additional ROM coal.
Project Culcairn Solar Description Development of a 350 megawatt solar farm with energy storage and associated infrastructure at Culcairn.
Project Sydney Business Park Stage 3 Description Construction and operation of Stage 3 of Sydney Business Park, including four warehouse and distribution centres, roads and infrastructure.
Project Central Sydney Industrial Estate and Downer Sustainable Road Products Complex Description Subdivision and infrastructure works to create a new 35 hectare Central Sydney Industrial Estate and Stage 1 works for the development and operation of Downer’s Sustainable Road Products Complex.
Project Yarren Hut Solar Description Development of a 28 MW solar farm and associated infrastructure near Nyngan, New South Wales.
Project Darlington Public School Description Construction of a multi-storey school building consisting of 19 new homebases, new administration and staff facilities, new library and special programs rooms, new hall and canteen facilities and three new preschool classrooms.
Project Alesco Senior College, Charlestown Description Alterations and adaptive reuse of a former church for the purpose of a new school to cater for up to 60 students (Years 9 to 12).
Project Redfern Concourse Description Construction of a new concourse at the southern end of Redfern station providing direct access to platforms 1-10 and Little Eveleigh Street.
Project St Patrick's College Description Demolition of existing sports courts and construction of a new four-storey Science and Learning building with basement car park and rooftop sports courts, outdoor sports courts and landscaped civic space at the ground level.
Project Blue Gum Community School Description Alterations and additions to, and change of use of, an existing dwelling for the purpose of a child care centre and primary school at Hornsby.
Project Western Harbour Tunnel Description A new crossing of Sydney Harbour involving twin tunnels connecting WestConnex at Rozelle and the existing Warringah Freeway at North Sydney, and upgrade of the Warringah Freeway to connect with the Beaches Link and the Gore Hill Freeway Connection.
Project USYD Darlington Terraces Student Housing Description Alterations and additions to the Darlington Road terraces and Darlington House to provide a mix of university related uses including: student accommodation; study areas; meeting rooms; teaching facilities; and public domain improvements.
Project Saints Peter and Paul Assyrian Primary School Description Construction of a new primary school for up to 630 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 at Cecil Park.
Project Sydney International Speedway Description Construction and operation of a new speedway (Sydney International Speedway) including a clay-based racetrack, support infrastructure for competitors, support infrastructure for spectators and ancillary infrastructure and services.
Project 42 Honeysuckle Drive Description Mixed use development including commercial/retail uses and hotel accommodation.
Project Taronga Zoo - Upper Australia Precinct Description Refurbishment of the existing Upper Australia Precinct.
Project Crows Nest Over Station Development Description Concept development application for an Over Station Development (OSD) above the new Crows Nest Metro station, including maximum building envelopes, gross floor area, conceptual land uses, car spaces and signage zones.
Project Hills Showground Station Precinct Description Concept proposal for a mixed-use precinct adjacent to the Hills Showground Station, including maximum gross floor area for residential and non-residential land uses, building envelopes, parking rates, principal subdivision and public open space.

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
Project Administrative amendments to heritage items, flooding provisions, and development standards Description Administrative Amendment (No. 24) of the Orange Local Environmental Plan 2011.
Project Wallarah Description Rezoning for employment lands and environmental conservation at the Central Coast.
Project Amendments to address mapping errors and minor changes to zones, land use tables, non-mandatory Description Part of a periodical review by Lismore City Council of the Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP 2012).
Project Environmental Zone Implementation - Stage 2 Description The proposal seeks to implement the Northern Councils Environmental Zone Review final recommendations by applying appropriate zones to land which is currently deferred from the Byron LEP 2014.
Project Review of the R1 General Residential Zone Description To create greater consistency and public confidence in the application of the primary residential zones across the Mid Coast area in the short-term.
Project Blacktown LEP 2015 (Amendment 9) - Rezoning and reclassifying 23 Council owned sites Description Reclassification of land from community to operational; improvement of existing parks and creation of new parks and recreational areas.
Project Amendment to SEPP (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 - Hollinsworth Road, Marsden Park Description Planning proposal to amend the State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 to rezone lots at Goshawk Avenue, Marsden Park from RE1 Public Recreation to R2 Low Density Residential.
Project Botany Bay LEP 2013 - Deletion of Clauses 4.3(2A) and 4.4B Description Allow a merit-based objection to the height of building map standard and allow council to assess height and bulk of development on a merit based, site by site basis.
Project Amendment of Schedule 1 Additional Permitted Uses to enable airport-related land uses Description Introduce additional permitted uses relating to Sydney Airport on land located to the north of the airport at Mascot, to enable a wider range of uses related to and compatible with the operation of the airport.
Project Campbelltown LEP 2015 - Rezoning 26 Mercedes Road, Ingleburn Description Alter development controls to two side-by-side sites to R2 low density residential.
Project Housekeeping and LSPS LEP Amendment Description Extension of Marramarra National Park (at Coba Point, Berowa) and expanded Design Excellence clauses.
Project Penrith LEP 2010 (Amendment No.17) - Mulgoa Road and Retreat Drive, Penrith - Panthers site Description The revitalisation of the Penrith Panthers site to include a mixed use residential and commercial precinct.
Project 95 Great Southern Road, Bargo (Amendment No. 30) Description Protection of vegetation along the creek and provision of 150 additional dwellings for the community.
Project Central Sydney Modern Movement Heritage Items Description Proposal to list nine heritage items that are examples of modern post-war buildings and artworks.
Project 46 Chisholm Street, Darlinghurst Description Potential retention of significant heritage buildings.
Project The Hills LEP 2019 - Introduce exempt development criteria for advertising on public infrastructure Description Proposal to amend the Hills LEP to identify the site as a local heritage item.
Project Penrith LEP 2010 Reclassification of Council owned land in St Marys and Penrith from Community to Operational Description Introduce exempt development criteria for advertising on public infrastructure including bus shelters, seats, street signs and bridges for all land to which the Penrith LEP applies.
Project Amendment to SEPP (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006 - Box Hill and North Kellyville Description Introduce exempt development criteria for advertising on public infrastructure including bus shelters, seats, street signs and bridges.

 

State-led rezonings

 
Project Description
Project West Schofields Precinct Description Rezoning to ensure future residents will benefit from local and regional parks, a local centre, a new primary school, new and improved road networks and environmental conservation areas, including 40 hectares of open space, consisting of parks, cycleways and 11 playing fields - pending due to flood considerations.
Project Carter Street Precinct Description Rezoning to result in a three hectares of public open space, a site for a new primary school, a new 1,000m2 community facility and land for the widening of Hill Road.
November 2020 projects

List of projects determined or referred to the IPC by 30 November 2020.

These projects were expected to provide 12,622 jobs, 3,040 dwellings, and $5.9 billion economic value across 17 projects.

 

Major projects

 
Project Description
Project Temperature Controlled Warehouse Facility Description Development of Lot 4 at the Bringelly Road Business Hub at Liverpool for use by light industry.
Project Tamworth Solar Farm Description Development of a 65 MW solar farm with energy storage and associated infrastructure at Tamworth.
Project Bonshaw Solar Farm Description Development of a 200 MW solar farm, energy storage facility and associated infrastructure near Dubbo.
Project Liverpool Hospital redevelopment Description Construction and operation of an Integrated Services Building and refurbishment works for Liverpool Hospital.
Project Liverpool Hospital multi-storey carpark Description Construction and operation of a seven level carpark at Liverpool Hospital, including 1,097 car and 55 motorcycle parking spaces.
Project Chatswood Education Precinct Description Upgrades, including new building works and refurbishment works, at Chatswood Public School and Chatswood High School.
Project St Francis College Stage 1 – landscaping Description Landscaping works along the southern and eastern boundaries of St Francis College at Liverpool.
Project Coffs Harbour Bypass Description An upgrade to approximately 14 kilometres of the Pacific Highway to create a bypass near Coffs Harbour.
Project Lindfield Learning Village Description Phase 2 and Phase 3 works for the Lindfield Learning Village at Ku-ring-gai.

 

Planning proposals

 
Project Description
Project Anambah Investigation Area Description To rezone approximately 480 hectares of land in the Maitland area to facilitate the development of up to 3,000 lots, ensure protection of environmentally sensitive land and provision of associated commercial, community, and recreational outcomes.
Project Amendment No.54 Reclassify land at Kirkham Street, Moss Vale, from Community to Operational Description Amend the Wingecarribee LEP 2010 to reclassify land at Moss Vale to enable its sale.
Project Amendment No.54 Retford Park Reclassification Rowland Road, Bowral (Lot 38 DP 882935) Description Amend the Wingecarribee LEP 2010 to reclassify land at Bowral to provide an access road to the proposed location of the Southern Highlands Regional Art Gallery.
Project Rezone part of 2155 Sutton Road, Sutton to R2, 20 dwellings Description Amend the Yass Valley LEP 2013 to rezone a parcel of land to support the Yass Valley Council Masterplan for the village of Sutton and surrounds.
Project Parramatta LEP 2011 142 154 Macquarie Street, Parramatta Description Amend the Parramatta LEP 2011 to enable a higher density of development and mix of residential and commercial land uses to support the NSW Government’s Plan for Growing Sydney, Parramatta City Centre Vision 2007 and Draft Parramatta CBD Planning Framework 2014.
Project 42 50 and 52 60 Railway Parade, Burwood Description To increase the maximum building height and floor space ratio for 42-50 and 52-60 Railway Parade, Burwood to facilitate a mixed-use development.
Project Liverpool LEP 2008 (Amendment No. 54) Reclassification and Rezoning of parts of Hammondville Park, Heathcote Road and Hammondville Description To amend the Liverpool LEP 2008 to rezone part of Hammondville Park and facilitate potential development outcomes for the land, including a roadside convenience use and recreation or community use.
Project Fairfield LEP 2013 (Amendments Stage) Description Housekeeping amendments to extend the timeframe for temporary uses at the Fairfield Showground Site for major cultural recreational events; promote activation of town centres and opportunities for commercial enterprise; and, encourage design excellence for new developments.

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