The suburb of Leppington is set to become a Priority precinct, as announced by the NSW Government. As it is already listed as a major centre within Sydney metropolitans 2036 strategy, this addition will ensure more high density will be built in the suburb, specifically centred around the Leppington train station & town centre.
Here is a run-down of some frequently asked questions which will help indicate the future direction of the Leppington priority precinct:
Why is this precinct of interest?
Leppington is a designated District Centre on the Airport, Inner West and South train lines. The train line and Leppington station services a broad catchment covering precincts such as Leppington, Leppington East, Austral and West Hoxton.
Located on Bringelly Road, which would serve as one of the major gateways to the Western Sydney Airport, Leppington is expected to be a prominent centre accommodating increased residential and business activities.
How will infrastructure be planned and funded?
With increased population and more housing, infrastructure and open space are needed. Councils deliver infrastructure such as local roads and parks which are funded by council rates or by developers.
When more significant state infrastructure, such as emergency services, schools, state and district roads, district open space and transport facilities, are needed, the Planning Minister will consider declaring the precinct a Special Contribution Area.
This means infrastructure will be funded by developers through a Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC)
What are the benefits to the community?
Providing housing and jobs close to public transport, shops and services makes life more convenient and enjoyable and reduces traffic congestion. Providing a range of housing types helps people live close to family and friends, no matter what their life stage.
Better coordination across government helps ensure infrastructure such as schools, parks, community facilities, public transport and road upgrades is delivered to support community needs.
How can the community get involved?
We work closely with the community, councils and other stakeholders on a range of opportunities to participate in planning for each precinct. This includes surveys, project updates, social media, public events, face to face meetings and formal submissions.
Before we start preparing plans we’d like to hear from you about what you value in your area, what works well and what could be improved.
The Planning Process for the Riverwood Precinct
Riverwood Precinct Location
Information for this precinct was taken from the NSW Planning fact sheet.