Wollondilly Shire Council is embarking on an exciting journey to create a new town to be home for 50,000 people and provide new employment opportunities, public transport and health services at Wilton.
Following Council’s in principle support to the draft Wilton New Town Masterplan in December 2012, Council requested that the NSW Government lead a detailed investigation of Wilton New Town for development. This approach best enabled the co-ordination of state infrastructure agencies and allowing urgent attention to the resolution of mining related issues. Council continues to play an active role in this planning process and has strongly advocated for an integrated approach to planning a great new, liveable, healthy and sustainable community.
After consulting with Council, the DPE issued to the proponents its requirements for the detailed investigations to facilitate the State-led rezoning of Wilton. These include a range of studies relating to biodiversity, water and air quality, heritage, roads, traffic & transport, infrastructure requirements, health & emergency services, economic development/employment, mining subsidence and bushfire protection.
On 29 July 2016, The Minister for Planning gazetted State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) Amendment (Wilton) 2016. This had the effect of identifying the Wilton Priority Growth Area boundary. The map can be viewed under the downloads section below.
The DPE are currently preparing a Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy (LUIS) to guide the preparation of Precinct Plans which will inform subsequent rezoning proposals. The Draft LUIS will be opened for community consultation towards the end of 2016.
The DPE has invited proposals from individual proponents for development of precincts to accelerate early delivery of the first stages of Wilton New Town. Council are working to ensure that critical infrastructure including public transport, health and education services, and outstanding mining issues are fully resolved before any land is rezoned.
Further consultation with the community will be undertaken through a series of information and feedback sessions and dates will be advised in the near future. However, Council welcomes submissions at any and can be submitted the following ways:
- at the Customer Service Counter, Frank McKay Building, 62-64 Menangle Road, Picton; or
- via post to PO Box 21, Picton, NSW, 2571; or
- via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council’s Manager Growth & Strategic Planning on 4677 1100 or email@example.com