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Consultation has concluded

Campsie Town Centre Master Plan was adopted at the 24 May 2022 Ordinary Council Meeting, 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.

Planning for Campsie Town Centre

The Campsie Town Centre is one of Council’s strategic centres. Council is planning its transition into a medical and lifestyle precinct and an exciting destination centre. We are refining the Revised Draft Master Plan (draft Master Plan), and we would love your feedback before the Plan is finalised.

Council will be engaging with the community from 14 February to 28 March 2022.


As the world around us changes, so will Campsie. The draft 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 draft 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 draft 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 are master planning Campsie here.

Once finalised the draft 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.

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

Council is refining the draft Master Plan, and would like to hear more from you to help us get it right. Your input is important; we value what you have to say, even if you’ve commented before.

Latest updates

Revised Draft Campsie Master Plan

and supporting documents

Previous Consultation on the draft 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 draft 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, Industry 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, Industry and Environment.

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

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    Gateway Determination Pending

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

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    Formal exhibition

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

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    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.

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    The final outcomes of the consultation will be documented here, and the Planning Proposal will be sent back to the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment for finalisation and implementation.

How to have your say

  • Take the survey

    We’d love to get your thoughts on a few key questions to help us to refine our draft Master Plan. Complete our quick online survey for your chance to win one of three $100 Westfield gift vouchers.

    Survey is available in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Nepali and Vietnamese.

  • Call back hotline

    Speak to us in your language.
    Community members can leave a voicemail in their language, and a Council representative who speaks their language will call them back. The hotline will be open from 14 February to 28 March.

    Available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Korean, Greek, Nepali, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

  • Speak to a planner

    A planner will be available to talk about the Master Plan at Campsie Library from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 28 March.

  • Make a submission

    Write a written submission and send them to

Community drop-in sessions


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

Patrick Lebon

Patrick Lebon

Coordinator Strategic Assessments

The City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 5593

Jasmine Kerameas

Jasmine Kerameas

Community Engagement Officer

City of Canterbury Bankstown

Phone: 9707 5467

Council is also undertaking targeted engagement with landowners who addressed the Panel and planning proposal applicants in line with the Local Planning Panel’s recommendations. Council has appointed an Independent Town Planner and Independent Urban Designer to review submissions by landowners/applicants and recommend a way forward for these sites. The Independent experts appointed by Council are:

  • Independent Town Planner, Tim Moore (More Urban). Tim Moore is an urban planner and urban designer and has held positions as the planning director at Marrickville/Inner West Council, Deputy CEO and Director City Economy and Growth at Liverpool City Council and most recently as the Greater Sydney Commission’s Executive Director, accountable for setting the long-term strategic planning agenda for Greater Sydney. Tim was formerly a State appointed member of the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel for a seven year period from its inception. He combines detailed understanding of the inter-play between statutory planning, development and design excellence in relation to built-form and public realm. He has previously provided strategic planning advisory services to council in relation to the Canterbury Road Corridor and council owned assets in the Bankstown City Centre.
  • Independent Urban Designer, Steven Anders (LFA). Steve Anders is a Director of LFA in urban design and architecture, with experience in a range of town centre urban renewal projects including Green Square Town Centre, Fairfield Centre urban design studies and more recently, the Beverly Hills Masterplan. He has a demonstrated capability in the design review of landowner proposals to inform the finalisation of masterplans, having engaged with stakeholders and landowners as part of previous masterplan projects. Steve is also knowledgeable about other centres of Canterbury Bankstown, having completed an urban design review of seven local centres to inform the Draft Consolidated DCP. Steve brings to the review process adeptness at working from the strategic level down to detailed design, commitment to design excellence and sustainability, and a balanced approach to the delivery of public benefit and the realization of development potential.

The Independent Town Planner and Urban Designer will prepare a Joint Report. This report will be considered with feedback received during the further community engagement to be undertaken in early 2022.

A report summarising the documentation reported to the Local Planning Panel can be viewed here:

The Local Planning Panel’s recommendations can be viewed here:

CBCity acknowledges the traditional custodians of this land, the Darug and the Eora peoples. We recognise and respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Contact us

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