Growth Centres Planning
It is expected that Sydney's population will grow to almost 6 million by 2036. This means the city will need 770,000 more homes and 760,000 more jobs than it had in 2006.
Around 70 per cent of Sydney's new homes will be in existing suburbs, while up to 30 per cent will be in new release or 'greenfield' areas.
By focusing much of the land release within the North West and South West Growth Centres, Sydney can grow in a planned, sustainable way.
Under Precinct Planning, the time it takes to rezone land and has been slashed from 7-10 years previously to as little as 2-3 years.
Frameworks are in place to streamline development assessment processes, by looking into protocols for wider assessment in areas such as heritage, bushfire and riparian zones; and by working with councils to finalise local planning during Precinct Planning.
The Growth Centres will be planned to the highest standards, providing
- a diversity of housing ranging from traditional houses on larger blocks to higher density apartments
- fair and easy access to public transport, jobs, shops, services and open spaces
- protected bushland and waterways which not only enhance biodiversity values but provide green, leafy suburbs
- a diversity of employment options and direct public transport links to major employment areas outside the Growth Centres.
The Department wishes to maximise landowner input into the Precinct Planning process.
Recognising that landowner involvement in the planning process is valuable and that maintaining probity principles is essential, the Department has prepared Guidelines for Landowner Input into Precinct Planning.
These guidelines build on existing governance arrangements. They apply for all Growth Centre Precincts released in accordance with the Government's release sequence.
A separate process has already been established for landowners of Precincts released under the Precinct Acceleration Protocol.
Letter to SMH explaining Growth Centres rationale
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