We are currently working with Blacktown City Council on planning for the Riverstone East stage 3 precinct.
Stage 3 will deliver a new neighbourhood and much needed housing, roads, open public spaces, and new services and infrastructure. It will also provide better connections for the broader North West Growth Area.
What’s happened so far
The Riverstone East precinct is in the Blacktown local government area and is being delivered in three stages. Planning for Riverstone East stages 1 and 2 was finalised in August 2016.
Stages 1 and 2 identified opportunity for 3,500 dwellings and planned for local amenities such as a primary school and community facilities.
What’s happening now
Stage 3 is now in the planning phase. A draft indicative layout plan is being prepared and will show the placement of new housing, infrastructure and new and improved public spaces and community facilities throughout the precinct.
We are working closely with Blacktown City Council on the project. Technical specialists are investigating the environmental, social and community impacts to inform the layout plan.
The draft indicative layout plan will go on public exhibition for formal feedback by the end of 2023. Once we consider the feedback from the public exhibition, we will finalise the plan and rezone the land. This is likely to be by mid-2024.
After the land is rezoned, Blacktown City Council will become the consent authority for most new developments in the precinct.
The Riverstone East stage 3 precinct is bound by Windsor Road, Rouse Hill Regional Park, the Tallawong Station Precinct, Riverstone East stages 1 and 2 and First Ponds Creek. The precinct area covers approximately 175 hectares.
View a map of the boundary (PDF, 5.45 MB)
We are adhering to the following design principles to ensure we create a great place to live:
- equity: provide appropriate housing, including affordable housing, with facilities, services and public spaces that can be enjoyed by all
- identity: create a place that the community can be proud of and celebrate our indigenous and non-indigenous culture
- greenery: connect neighbourhoods through blue/green grids and ensure there is enough high tree canopy cover to ensure environmental sustainability
- urbanity: form a new, dynamic and liveable neighbourhood that supports the needs and activities of a growing population
- wellness: create a healthy place to live, with a diversity of spaces in which people can gather and foster social connections
- resilience: contribute to environmental and economic resilience through sustainable design that responds to changing climate
- mobility: create a connected place with a focus on active movement and accessibility for pedestrians
The public exhibition is an opportunity for the community and stakeholders to provide formal feedback on the layout plan. Further information will be provided later in the year on how to have your say as well as community events where you can see the plans and have them explained to you. Any feedback received during the exhibition period will be taken into consideration when finalising the precinct plan.