A major planning proposal is all set to transform Leppington into a thriving, integrated and lively town centre less than 20km from the future Western Sydney International Airport.
Mayor of Liverpool Ned Mannoun said it was an exciting time for Sydney’s south-west as it grows into the economic powerhouse of the region.
“With 400 people moving to the south-west every week this will provide much needed jobs and housing,” he said.
Tall buildings, town squares and sports fields are just some of the features of the draft Leppington Town Centre Planning Proposal, which is now on public exhibition.
The draft plan by Camden and Liverpool councils also paves the way for:
- Up to 11,000 new apartments and townhouses over the next 20 years;
- Up to 11,000 jobs;
- New and expanded community facilities and schools; and
- New urban streets and plazas, cycleways, busways and pedestrian laneways.
Mayor of Camden Ashleigh Cagney said that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a vibrant, attractive town centre that will be a home for generations.
“We’re very eager to hear everyone’s thoughts and so we encourage you to head online, view the proposal and make a submission,” she said.
In 2019, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) requested Camden and Liverpool councils conduct a review on potential future development of Leppington, noting its identification as a strategic centre in the NSW Government’s Greater Sydney Region Plan and Western City District Plan.
The councils commissioned a range of background studies to better understand market demand and feasibility for residential and retail uses and employment development over time. Those studies underpinned the zoning and other planning controls in the draft Proposal.
Initial consultation was undertaken in 2021 to help inform the vision. Both councils submitted the Planning Proposal on 18 November 2022. On 25 August 2023, the DPE issued a favourable Gateway Determination, enabling the Planning Proposal to proceed to public exhibition.
To answer any questions and receive community feedback, Camden and Liverpool councils will carry out an extensive program of community engagement activities, with full details available at bit.ly/LeppingtonTC.
Camden Mayor Ashleigh Cagney with Liverpool Mayor Ned Mannoun at Leppington Station