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In 2019, Council completed our Local Strategic Planning Statement Connective City 2036. This document set out the strategic land use and transport vision for Canterbury-Bankstown and identifies the need for place-based and design-led master planning for precincts across the LGA. Council has been planning for the future of a number of local centres by preparing master plans that aim to ensure that our centres are safe, prosperous and attractive places that the community can be proud of.

The current planning framework for the Belfield Small Village is over ten years old. Although this plan identifies a number of public domain upgrades and public benefits such as new laneways, through-site links and public spaces, none of these have been delivered. Developing a new master plan presents an opportunity for Council to re-evaluate the current planning framework and involve the community in creating a new vision for the future of the Belfield Small Village, importantly, a vision that can be achieved.

Engagement plan

Community Engagement Gallery

See below photos from various community engagement activities undertaken by Council as part of the Belfield Master Plan.


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Monday 20 June 2022 - Friday 15 July 2022 5:00PM

    Early Engagement Period

    This consultation was open for early contributions and ideas from the community.

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    Preparation of draft Master Plan

    Preparation of the draft master plan and supporting studies with feedback from the Community Voice Panel.

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Engaging with the community on the Draft Master Plan

    Community engagement on the draft Belfield Master Plan for comment and submissions

  • Timeline item 4 - incomplete

    Review of submissions

    Following this engagement period all submissions and feedback received on the draft plan will be reviewed to refine the master plan for Council consideration.

  • Timeline item 5 - incomplete

    Report to Council

    The refined draft Master Plan will be reported to Council for their consideration.

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Planning Proposal

    If supported by Council, staff will prepare a Planning Proposal to implement the Master Plan. A Planning Proposal will formally change the planning controls (including land zoning, building heights and other controls) applying to the centre. This Planning Proposal will be submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment for a Gateway Determination, seeking approval for public exhibition.*

    *Before a planning proposal goes on formal exhibition, it must go through the ‘Gateway Process’. The ‘Gateway Process’ refers to assessment of the Planning Proposal by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

    A ‘Gateway Determination’ is issued when the NSW Department of Planning and Environment decide that a Planning Proposal can progress to the next stage of the plan making process.

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete

    Exhibition of Planning Proposal

    Provided the Department of Planning Environment issue a Gateway Determination, the Planning Proposal will be placed on public exhibition for further community consultation.

    This is for a minimum of 28 days.

  • Timeline item 8 - incomplete

    Review of submissions

    Council staff will consider all the submissions received following the public exhibition of the Planning Proposal.

  • Timeline item 9 - incomplete


    The final outcomes of the community consultation will be reported to Council, and the Planning Proposal will be sent back to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for finalisation and implementation.

Who's listening

If you have questions or want to learn more about the project, please email us or contact the Council officers listed below.

In writing

By post to Mr Matthew Stewart, General Manager, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885



Executive Planner – Urban Renewal

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 5596



Community Engagement Officer

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 9030

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.

Contact us

Our friendly Customer Service Call Centre is open Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm to assist with all enquiries.

Phone 9707 9000

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