The NSW Government established the North West and South West Growth Centres in 2005 to streamline the supply of greenfield land for urban development and coordinate the delivery of infrastructure through the Department of Planning & Infrastructure.
facilitates the supply of land for urban development to the market as quickly as possible, to the highest quality and with the best use of Government resources
coordinates planning and infrastructure to provide capacity for 181,000 dwellings, land for employment and $7.5 billion in regional infrastructure to support up to half a million additional Sydney residents, and
works daily with State agencies, local councils, industry and the community.
The Growth Centres were established to sustainably prepare for and manage Sydney's growth over the next 25 to 30 years.
With the Metropolitan Plan for Sydney 2036 identifying a need for 770,000 new homes in Sydney between 2006 and 2036 – and with up to 230,000 of these in new release areas – the Government aims to supply land linked to key infrastructure, supported by parks, bushland, health and education facilities, shops, services and public transport.
This aim is achieved through an approach called Precinct Planning which coordinates planning and delivery of water, wastewater, recycled water, power, roads, transport and other services in time to service new communities.
Precinct Planning works alongside regional and local infrastructure planning to increase the supply of land for housing and ensure jobs are closer to home. It works from a 'whole of government' perspective, ensuring infrastructure provision can be incorporated into wider State agency planning and budgets so that elements like new roads, public transport, parks, water, sewer and community services are in place to meet the needs of new residents.
At the same time, statutory approvals are dealt with at either a Precinct level (for example, heritage) or on a Growth Centre wide basis (such as Biodiversity Certification).
For more information, please read our Growth Centres Fact Sheet or the documents below.
About the Growth Centres
|A Guide to Precinct Planning||2||2.4Mb|
|A Guide to Sydney's Growth Centres||2||1.8Mb|
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