Create a new city library

Create a new city library in Campbelltown City

Reimagining Campbelltown by Growing the Engine Room

The city library is a place where people come to meet, connect, create, learn, engage, work and relax.

As a new type of community space, it integrates multiple uses in one well connected CBD location. The landmark facility focuses on education and learning and is the celebrated heart of the community.


  • A free and welcoming place for all to enjoy
  • Generates local jobs and economic development for Campbelltown City
  • Be a place activated by people and opportunities through a wide range of services, programs and events which strengthen community connections and support individuals and collective wellbeing
  • Designed with the future in mind with flexible and scalable spaces that can be transformed to meet evolving needs of our community, workers, students and city visitors.

So far

May 2020 to Oct 2021 - Completed a strategic business case in partnership with Australian and NSW governments for a community and justice precinct.

Nov 2021 - Joint funding with Australian and NSW governments for a master plan for a proposed South West Sydney Community and Justice Precinct that includes a city library and potential for university campus.

Happening next

April to May 2022 - Community consultation to develop the master plan for a proposed South West Sydney Community and Justice Precinct

April to May 2022 - Call for expressions of interest from universities to bring campuses into the Campbelltown CBD.

Delivery framework reference

City Making Move, 1 - Growing the Engine Room
Reimagining Campbelltown City Centre Master Plan 2020, Page 114 - Campbelltown's CBD is the civic and economic heart of the Macarthur region. Designed as a destination to live, work and play, it offers quality spaces for business activities, civic functions, education, entertainment, dining, retail and residential living. The CBD is a super mixed-use precinct with blurred boundaries between land uses to promote agglomeration and dynamic living centres through an 18-hour economy. The CBD is anchored by a revived high street that connects place and history to create a compelling setting that welcomes all.