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Riverstone East

Priority growth areas and precincts

The Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure, in collaboration with the Blacktown City Council, has prepared the Riverstone East stage 3 draft indicative layout plan (ILP). 

The draft ILP supports the development of housing within the area that will meet the needs of a well-connected and diverse community group, supported by local facilities and infrastructure.

Exhibition of the draft indicative layout plan

The draft ILP for Riverstone East stage 3 is currently on exhibition for public review and feedback on the NSW Planning Portal. This process allows for the public to view the current draft ILP and provide formal feedback to be considered by the project team. 

During this time, community members are invited to attend face to face drop-in sessions with representatives from the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure, and Blacktown City Council. Details below:

Session 1

Location: Room 3, Rouse Hill Community Centre - 39-41 Clower Ave, Rouse Hill

Date: Wednesday 28 February

Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Session 2

Location: Room 3, Rouse Hill Community Centre - 39-41 Clower Ave, Rouse Hill

Date: Wednesday 28 February

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Session 3

Location: Room 3, Rouse Hill Community Centre - 39-41 Clower Ave, Rouse Hill

Date: Thursday 29 February

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm 

Next steps

Feedback received during the exhibition period will be reviewed and used to finalise the ILP by mid-2024. Once the plan is finalised, land within the precinct will be rezoned for its new intended use. 

After the land is rezoned, Blacktown City Council will become the consent authority for most new developments in the precinct. 

Frequently asked questions

What is the precinct boundary for stage 3

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)

What is the vision for the precinct

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

More Information

For more information about Riverstone East Stage 3, phone 1300 420 596, email [email protected] or visit the NSW Planning Portal.