Riverstone West is located in the Blacktown Local Government Area, in the North West Growth Area. The precinct is approximately 285 hectares, located west of the Richmond rail line between Riverstone and Vineyard stations and extending west to Eastern Creek.
The precinct was rezoned in August 2009 as an employment area, with the capacity to provide up to 12,000 jobs. Land was predominantly zoned for industrial and light industrial uses, as well as a business park and potential intermodal terminal. Flood-prone land around Eastern Creek was zoned as an environmental corridor and for open space uses. A new sub-arterial road and heavy vehicle route connecting Bandon Road in the north and Garfield Road in the south was also included.