The Glenfield to Macarthur rail corridor has been the focus of planning action by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and Campbelltown City Council for several years.
In late 2017 the Department of Planning and Environment announced the release of final plans (after considering the outcomes of public consultation) for each train station precinct from Glenfield to Macarthur, excluding Glenfield. Glenfield is the subject of more detailed planning in response to the NSW Government’s decision to rationalise the use of the Hurlstone Agricultural High School Site.
The final precinct plans, as such, have been adopted for:
- Macquarie Fields
Information on each of these precinct plans is available from the Department of Planning and Environment website.
Council is currently undertaking detailed work to support the amendment of planning controls like zoning and maximum building height for these precincts. This involves changing Campbelltown Local Environmental Plan 2015 to permit development which is generally consistent with the released Precinct Plans. Additional work is also being undertaken to identify the infrastructure and open space requirements for each precinct and develop a funding strategy to provide them.
There are several ways that the planning controls can be changed. These include:
- Council-led local environmental plan amendments, through the preparation of a Planning Proposal
- State Government-led amendments for certain precincts (This is currently occurring in respect of Glenfield)
- Planning Proposals submitted by property owners to Campbelltown City Council. Notably, Council does not encourage individual planning proposals (spot rezoning requests) in the corridor for the following reasons:
- Such proposals are likely to only consider the impacts of their individual proposed development on the locality. A more comprehensive approach consider the cumulative impacts of the proposed ‘up lift’ of densities of the whole precinct and will result in a fairer distribution of infrastructure costs and a reduction in planning costs for individuals
- Individual proposals will consume Council’s resources and would detract Council staff from directing their time and effort on the completion of the rezoning of each precinct.
As an initial step, if you are considering development in accordance with the adopted Precinct Plans you should make an appointment to see Council’s planning staff by sending an email with your details and including the reference 'Glenfield to Macarthur Urban Renewal Corridor' to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ingleburn CBD Planning Proposal
At its meeting on 9 April, 2019 Council endorsed the Ingleburn CBD draft Planning Proposal to be submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway Determination. For further information about this process please see the Department’s website.
For detailed information on this matter, please refer to the Council report - Item 8.2 of Council’s meeting Agenda of 9 April 2019.
In April 2019, Council requested the Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment (the Department) to issue a Gateway Determination to enable the Ingleburn CBD Planning Proposal to proceed to public exhibition.
Council has now received the Gateway Determination (dated 9 March 2020) from the Department.
The Gateway Determination supported the proposed amendment to CLEP 2015 subject to the preparation of a number of studies including:
- Traffic and parking assessment
- A funding strategy for the provision of infrastructure including a multi deck carpark, urban domain enhancements, any road improvement that may be needed and drainage works to reduce flooding
- A commercial and retail demand study in order to confirm the extent of mixed use in the proposed B4 zone
- A site specific Development Control Plan
- A summary of the Bow Bowing Bunbury Curran Creek Catchment Flood Management Study
- Public domain strategy
The Gateway Determination provided Council with a 12 month timeframe to complete the amendment to CLEP 2015. The task of complying with the conditions of the determination has now commenced. A copy of the Gateway Determination and related documents are available from the Department’s LEPs Online System.
Minto and Macquarie Fields
A report on the draft Minto Planning Proposal has been submitted to the CLPP meeting on 25 March 2020. Work is continuing on the draft Planning Proposal for Macquarie Fields which is expected to be considered by the LPP late this year or early 2021.
Leumeah, Campbelltown and Macarthur
Council is doing a lot of work on the Leumeah, Campbelltown and Macarthur precincts. This work is part of the Reimagining Campbelltown CBD project.
Additionally, Council has received planning proposals from proponents for the following sites:
- 158-168 Queen Street, 1 Carberry Lane, 3 and 11 Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown
- 22-32 Queen Street, Campbelltown
- 1, 3 and 4 Tindall Street, 1 and 6 Bugden Place, Campbelltown
- 2-14 Holly Lea Road, Leumeah
These applications are currently under assessment.
Once the planning controls have been amended development applications may be submitted to Campbelltown City Council for consideration. Until this time development applications will need to comply with the current planning controls.
This information about implementation of the adopted Precinct Plans will be updated regularly. If you would like any further information please send your details including the reference 'Glenfield to Macarthur Urban Renewal Corridor' to email@example.com