West Schofields is a new community close to Schofields Town Centre and approximately 10 km from Blacktown.
The Department of Planning and Environment, in collaboration with Blacktown City Council, prepared the draft West Schofields master plan. This plan was exhibited August to September 2018 and will guide the future rezoning and development of this new precinct from the ground up.
Precincts – a new approach
In November 2019, the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces announced a new approach to precinct planning in NSW. The state government has decided that West Schofields will remain a state led rezoning precinct.
This means the department will finalise the precinct plan and rezoning for the precinct. This ensures the department can continue to work closely with council and state agencies to resolve outstanding issues including flood plain management, the alignment of the metro corridor from Tallawong to St Marys, protection of the Jemena gas pipeline, Aboriginal heritage and biodiversity certification.
What’s happened so far
West Schofields was originally released in two stages. The southern half of the precinct was released in 2016 and the northern half was released in May 2017.
The draft master plan 2018 covers both parts of the precinct. When creating the plan we conducted a range of studies of the area. The outcomes of these studies help guide the plan.
The master plan was on exhibition for public comment from August to September 2018. All submissions will be considered before plans are finalised.
All submissions and technical documents can be viewed on the NSW Planning Portal.
What’s happening next
We are reviewing the community’s feedback, and once complete, will publish a report on the findings.
We will make updates to the plan based on the community’s feedback and engage with the community when the final plan is released.