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South West Growth Area Plan

Priority growth areas and precincts

At a glance

  • New homes for growing communities
  • Better quality open space and healthy waterways
  • Connecting and Healing Country opportunities
  • Future transport opportunities
  • Celebration of heritage
  • Jobs and services close to home

South West Growth Area Structure Plan update

The department has prepared an update of the South West Growth Area Structure Plan (PDF, 1.4 MB).

Much has happened since the previous structure plan was published. To prepare the update, we have worked with Camden, Campbelltown and Liverpool councils as well as state agencies and industry groups, to ensure the structure plan reflects current planning for the area.

To accompany the updated South West Growth Area Structure Plan, the department has also prepared a Guide to the South West Growth Area (PDF, 7.3 MB).

The guide replaces the previous ‘Explanatory notes’. Together, the updated structure plan and the guide will help inform future rezonings. This will provide homes, open space, community facilities and essential services to meet the needs of new and growing communities.

Section 9.1 Ministerial Direction has been issued to support the South West Growth Area. This Direction requires planning proposals to demonstrate consistency with the 2022 structure plan and guide.

Aboriginal engagement

The department has partnered with consultants GHD, Zion Engagement and Planning and Waters Consultancy to work closely with the Aboriginal community living in or connected to the South West Growth Area.

The department is committed to reaching out and listening to Traditional Custodians and Cultural Knowledge Holders to inform our work.