Seven Hills & Wentworthville Priority Precinct

Wentworthviile Priority Precinct Dunmore st
Wentworthviile Priority Precinct Dunmore st - Source: Cumberland Council

The suburbs of Seven Hills & Wentworthville are set to become a Priority precincts, as announced by the NSW Government.

This will involve more high density around the suburbs transport nodes, mainly their well-serviced railway stations which will provide easy access to the Parramatta CBD which is currently undergoing rapid urban rejuvenation & is expected to become Sydney’s 2nd CBD once megaprojects such as Parramatta Square & the Sydney West Metro fully come online.

Here is a run-down of some frequently asked questions which will help indicate the future direction of the Seven Hills & Wentworthville priority precincts:

Why is this precinct of interest?

Seven Hills and Wentworthville are connected to public transport, including the Cumberland and Western train lines and frequent bus services to Parramatta and to the Sydney CBD.

It takes under 10 minutes to reach the Parramatta CBD by train from these precincts, making them highly suitable for the location of increased housing.

Wentworthviile Priority Precinct Library Plaza
Wentworthviile Priority Precinct Library Plaza - Source: Cumberland Council

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.

Wentworthviile Priority Precinct Station st
Wentworthviile Priority Precinct Station st - Source: Cumberland Council

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

Planning Process
Planning Process - Source: NSW Planning

Seven Hills & Wentworthville Satellite Map

Seven Hills & Wentworthville Map
Seven Hills & Wentworthville Map - Source: NSW Planning

Seven Hills Station Location Map

Seven Hills Station Location Map

Information for this precinct was taken from the NSW Planning fact sheet, you can obtain more information of the precinct by visiting the NSW Planning webpage.