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Status Update

Campsie Town Centre Master Plan was adopted at the 24 May 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting and you can find more information here.

In accordance with the resolution, Council has prepared a planning proposal and submitted the planning proposal to the Department of Planning and Environment on 5 August 2022 requesting the Department issue a Gateway determination.

The purpose of the planning proposal is to implement the Campsie Town Centre Master Plan and to include Campsie as part of Council’s draft Affordable Housing Contribution Scheme.

A copy of the planning proposal and a copy of the Site-specific Review Joint Panel Report that was prepared in response to the advice received by the Canterbury Bankstown Local Planning Panel can both be accessed via this page.

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.

As the world around us changes, so will Campsie. The Campsie Town Centre Master Plan is our plan to manage this change; preserve character and ensure Campsie can reach its potential as a vibrant and diverse place for residents, workers and visitors. There is a lot to be excited about.

The Campsie Master Plan guides where people live, work and play into the future. If we plan for these things now, with good urban design principles and a clear strategy for growth we can make sure that Campsie continues to be a place with the right balance of community, business, growth and culture. Without a master plan, growth in Campsie will occur in an uncoordinated way. The Master Plan also provides a basis for Council and the community to hold other agencies to account on delivering important infrastructure for our community.

You can learn more about why we have created a master plan for Campsie here.

The Master Plan has now developed into a planning proposal that will eventually update the objectives and controls of Council’s Local Environmental Plan and Development Control Plan. The planning proposal is currently with the NSW Department of Planning for assessment. See the timeline to learn more about where we are at in the process.

The key themes in the draft Master Plan are:

Enhancing culture, lifestyle and jobs

Moving better

Great design, housing and character

Sustainability leaders

Making it happen

Latest updates

Adopted Campsie Town Centre Master Plan

and supporting documents

Previous Consultation on the Master Plan

Since mid-2020, Council has carried out several rounds of community consultation to seek your feedback. In early 2021, we engaged with you on a previous version of the Master Plan, and we heard:

  • The community strongly support sustainability initiatives
  • The community support improvements to active transport infrastructure
  • Need for more community infrastructure and investment in State infrastructure (particularly Canterbury Hospital)
  • The community generally support increase in local jobs
  • Site-specific feedback was provided

From this feedback, we made the following changes to the draft Master Plan:

Reaffirmed Council’s priority to advocate for investment in Canterbury Hospital and a commuter car park
Identified underground floor space to be used for a limited number of retail and community uses
Strengthened our sustainability measures and review the buildings identified for heritage investigation
Made changes to the areas identified for densification and improved the transition between buildings
Provided additional information about floor space ratios

You can find more details about these changes here.

Current Campsie

Areas of No Change


Open Space

Built Environment

Urban Design Framework


  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Early engagement

    Community members contributed to the Master Plan via a range of methods.

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Development of Master Plan and ongoing engagement

    Draft Master Plan was developed by Council’s multidisciplinary team of experts, with input from technical consultants and ongoing community engagement.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Draft Master Plan

    Engagement on the Draft Master Plan in early 2021 for comment and submissions

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Review of submissions

    Following engagement, all submissions and comments were reviewed to refine the plan.

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Refining the Master Plan, including consultation

    Monday 14 February 2022 - Monday 28 March 2022

    Council is seeking further feedback on the Revised Draft Campsie Master Plan.

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Review of submissions

    Following engagement, all submissions and comments will be reviewed to help further refine the plan.

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Planning Proposal submitted for Gateway Determination

    The Planning Proposal together with the master plan are to be reported to Council for submission to the NSW 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 process to the next stage of the plan making process.

  • Timeline item 8 - complete

    Gateway Determination Pending

    The Planning Proposal is submitted to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment for Gateway Determination including approval to proceed to formal exhibition.

  • Timeline item 9 - incomplete

    Formal exhibition

    The Planning Proposal will be on formal exhibition for public comment. The Master Plan will be exhibited as a supporting document.

  • Timeline item 10 - incomplete

    Review of submissions and consideration by Council

    Following exhibition, all submissions will be reviewed, and the Planning Proposal will be considered by Council to determine whether it will proceed for finalisation.

  • Timeline item 11 - incomplete


    The final outcomes of the consultation will be documented here, 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, CEO, City of Canterbury Bankstown PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885



Coordinator Strategic Assessments

The City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 5593



Community Engagement Officer

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 9030


The Campsie Town Centre Master Plan has received the following industry awards:

2022 Australian Urban Design Awards

Leadership, Advocacy and Research Local and Neighbourhood Scale

Planning Institute of Australia, Australian Institute of Architects and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
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2022 NSW Awards for Planning Excellence

Stakeholder Engagement Commendation

Planning Institute of Australia
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2021 Greater Sydney Planning Awards

Planning for Jobs and Skills

Greater Cities Commission
Read more

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