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Greater Macarthur Growth Area

Gilead (Stage 2) planning proposal

We are assessing the Gilead (Stage 2) planning proposal. The proposal would transform a 495 ha site within the Gilead Precinct and provide up to 3,300 new homes, a school, a small town centre, public open space, environmental conservation land and land dedicated to several koala corridors.

For more information on this proposal, visit the NSW Planning Portal.

Next steps

We are reviewing and considering all the feedback we received on the proposal.

We will make our final assessment report and decision publicly available on the NSW Planning Portal in 2023.

If the proposal is approved and the land is rezoned, a number of steps will be required before homes can be built on site. These include completing:

  • the precinct structure plan, which is a fine-grained masterplan for the site
  • a development control plan that sets out specific requirements for the development
  • state and local planning agreements.

The community will have an opportunity to comment on the draft development control plan and planning agreements when they are placed on public exhibition.