NSW Priority Precincts

25/03/2015 10:52 am

The NSW Priority Precincts (formerly Urban Activation Precincts) aim to deliver more homes in places with access to infrastructure, transport, services and jobs.

showground-station-priority-precinctThey involve detailed planning for precincts, undertaken in close consultation with local communities and councils. The benefits to the community include greater housing choices, increased amenities, services and improved public spaces.

Sydney is a rapidly growing city. Current forecasts suggest that more than 1.6 million additional people will be living in Sydney by 2031, requiring around 664,000 more homes. The challenge for  NSW Government is to make sure communities are provided with the infrastructure needed to support the inevitable growth and to enhance people's lifestyle and living.

Land use and transport planning are important considerations. Growth Infrastructure Plans is seeking to ensure that State infrastructure is delivered to support growth in each community. Funding is also available for local councils to deliver improvements to public spaces through the Precinct Support Scheme.

The Priority Precincts Guideline provides an overview of the process, as well as criteria for precinct nomination and selection.  Once the NSW Government endorses a precinct, detailed investigations will be commenced.  These investigations will be done in close consultation with local councils and community.

The Priority Precincts currently included within this program are:

  • Glenfield to Macarthur
  • Greater Macarthur
  • Camellia
  • North Ryde Station
  • Epping Town Centre
  • Herring Road, Macquarie Park
  • Carter Street Lidcombe
  • Wentworth Point
  • Kellyville Station
  • Showground Station
  • Bella Vista Station
  • Banksia Station
  • Arncliffe Station