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Marsden Park North

North West Growth Area

Marsden Park North is located in Sydney’s North West Growth Area, approximately 12 km from the Blacktown CBD.

Previously, the community and stakeholders were invited to provide feedback on a draft State-led rezoning package for Marsden Park North in September 2018.

What’s happening now

Community health and safety is our highest priority when making planning decisions. We have assessed the benefits and risks of the proposal and determined that the rezoning of Marsden Park North should not proceed as recent flood modelling has demonstrated that flood related risk to life and property may be greater than previously known.

For more information, you can view the Marsden Park North – Flood Planning Advice Report (PDF, 1.3 MB) and Finalisation Report (PDF, 327 KB). You can also view the exhibited draft plan and supporting documents on the NSW Planning Portal.

How was flood risk determined?

Following several major flooding events across Western Sydney in recent years, including parts of the Marsden Park North Precinct, necessary analysis was undertaken on flood evacuation route capacities, flood levels and flood risk management.

The State Government’s 2022 Flood Inquiry made a series of recommendations, including several that are particularly relevant to planning and development in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley.

Within this context, a Flood Advisory Panel was convened to consider high-risk rezoning proposals, including the draft Precinct Plan for Marsden Park North.

The Panel has recommended that any new homes in Marsden Park North must be located above the Probable Maximum Flood level. This means new homes should only be built in areas that are less likely to be impacted by flooding during major events.

Online information session

On Wednesday 8 November 2023 we held an online information session to provide landowners with more information on the decision not to proceed with the rezoning of Marsden Park North. This session also provided an opportunity for landowners to have their questions on the decision answered by representatives of the department.

You can watch a recording of the online information session and view the presentation slides (PDF, 4.7 MB) that were presented on the night. A document with responses to questions that needed to be taken on notice during the session will be made available here shortly.

One-on-one sessions

One-on-one sessions with the department and NSW Reconstruction Authority are now available for you to book. These sessions provide an opportunity to speak directly with a planner or representative from NSW Reconstruction Authority on what this decision may mean for your specific property.

These sessions will be 20 minutes in length and will be held via the Microsoft Teams platform. You will also have the option to provide any questions you would like to discuss in advance.

For more information, register to join one of our sessions:

  • Date: Various dates beginning Friday 24 November
  • Time: Various times beginning 8 am
  • Date: Various dates beginning Friday 24 November
  • Time: Various times beginning 8 am

Independent Community Liaison Service

We have appointed Professor Roberta Ryan to provide independent community liaison support to help small landowners understand this decision.

If you would like to speak with Roberta about this decision, email [email protected]

Landowner counselling service

A free, confidential telephone counselling service is available to all Marsden Park North landowners.

AccessEAP is an Australian owned and not-for-profit organisation that will provide landowners with general counselling, financial, and other specialist services over the phone.

To access this service, phone 1800 818 728, and indicate you are a landowner in Marsden Park North.

More information

For more information on Marsden Park North, email the project team at [email protected] or phone 1300 420 596 and ask for the Planning and Land Use Strategy Metro West team.