Stage 1: Early engagement
- Early engagement with the community and landowners
- Interactive mapping
Consultation has concluded
In accordance with the Council resolutions of the 28 September 2021 and 26 October 2021 Council Meeting, Council has prepared a planning proposal and submitted the planning proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment on 31 March 2022 requesting the Department issue a Gateway determination. The purpose of the planning proposal is to implement the Bankstown City Centre Master Plan and to implement Council’s draft Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme. A copy of the planning proposal can be accessed via this page. A copy of the Site-specific Review Joint Panel Report that was also a requirement of the Council’s resolution can also be accessed via this page, or downloaded directly via this link. The planning proposal will be publicly exhibited by Council subject to the requirements of a Gateway determination issued by the Department of Planning and Environment.
In 2019, Council completed their Local Strategic Planning Statement (known as Connective City 2036) and the Bankstown Complete Streets CBD Transport and Place Plan. These documents set out the strategic land use and transport vision for Canterbury-Bankstown.
Connective City 2036 recognises Bankstown City Centre as the city’s key Strategic Centre. Connective City 2036 also identifies the need to develop a place-based and design-led master plan to lead the growth of Bankstown.
In line with Connective City 2036, Council has commenced the master planning process for Bankstown. The master plan provides the opportunity to co-locate genuine job-generating development with housing, services, utilities and social infrastructure.
The aim of this master plan is to improve the quality of development in Bankstown and create a place the community can be proud of. The master plan will develop mechanisms to improve the quality and sustainability of the city centre, implement the actions of Bankstown Complete Streets and create a great place for the community. This involves the preparation of a series of technical studies to guide growth and change. Once finalised, the master plan will be developed into a planning proposal that updates the objectives and controls of Council’s Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan.
This project is being partly funded by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
A master plan is a long-term plan that provides a road map to guide future growth and change in our centres over the coming decades.
Master plans have an important role in determining the look, feel and function of the urban environment. It guides and covers things like building heights, design, land use zones, new open space and protecting heritage protections. The Bankstown City Centre Master Plan will guide new planning controls that apply to properties in the centre catchment master planning area.
The master plan provides the opportunity to co-locate genuine job-generating development with housing, services, utilities and social infrastructure to support a growing community in Bankstown. The master plan will develop planning controls to improve the quality and sustainability of the Centre and create a great place for people to live, work and visit.
The draft Bankstown City Centre Master Plan covers the area mapped below
To see if any changes are proposed to a specific property please view the maps contained in the draft master plan. If you have further questions about a specific property, please request to speak to a member of the team.
Council has a housing target for the whole of the CBCity Local Government Area that will ensure that our growing community have great places to call home. Based on analysis of current trends in Canterbury-Bankstown the Housing Strategy, a housing target of 50,000 has been set across the whole LGA to 2036. This demand must be met in a planned, controlled way.
The draft master plan provides a proactive approach to planning, helping to prevent ad-hoc development.
The draft Bankstown City Centre Master Plan plans for 12,500 additional homes in the Bankstown City Centre.
These new homes will be supported with good transport services, community facilities, open space and infrastructure. The master plan also establishes actions to ensure diverse, affordable housing types for all households, tenures and demographics.
As the largest centre in CBCity, Bankstown plays an important economic role in the local economy and in greater Sydney. New investments like the Western Sydney University campus and regional hospital in the centre means more workers will be coming to Bankstown. The master plan seeks to grow the number of jobs in the centre from 11,000 to 25,000.
If we plan for ‘Business as Usual’, traffic congestion will increase in our centres. The draft master plan is focused on making the centre more attractive for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport and allow residents, workers and student to be less reliant on cars.
There are multiple ways that this will be achieved:
A range of traffic and transport improves are proposed as part of the draft master plan. Council will also advocate to and work with Transport for NSW for improved transport outcomes.
The draft master plan seeks to deliver new open space and improvements to existing spaces.To see where new and improved spaces are located, see Direction 5 of the draft Bankstown Master Plan.
The aim of this master plan is to improve the quality of development in Bankstown and create a place that the community can be proud of.
The plan will improve the look and feel of the centre in many ways including (but not limited to):
High quality community and cultural infrastructure including libraries, creative and cultural facilities, community centres and recreational facilities will be provided through upgrades to existing infrastructure and provision of new infrastructure to enhance the quality of life and experience in the centre as the City grows.
Council is taking an innovative approach to new development. New buildings in the Bankstown centre will be required to meet a range of sustainability initiatives. These include installing solar panels, using only electricity instead of gas to power new buildings, providing electric vehicle charging facilities in new buildings and exceeding current energy and water consumption reduction targets.
In addition, new buildings in the Bankstown Centre that exceed certain sustainability benchmarks may be eligible for additional floor space and height (see Direction 7 of the draft Bankstown Master Plan).
The draft master plan will be on exhibition until 14 May 2021. There are many ways that you can have your say on the draft plan. Please use the interactive map or make a formal submission to share your feedback.
Pending Council decision
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