Strategic Planning - Planning the future of Liverpool

Liverpool is one of the fastest growing local government areas in NSW, experiencing substantial growth in both urban release areas and redevelopment in established areas. Liverpool City Centre is also the third of Sydney's Regional Cities and will continue to grow as a major central business district to service Sydney's growing South West. Council aims to ensure that this development is beneficial to the Liverpool community by developing plans to achieve positive environmental, social and economic outcomes.

Council oversees the management of new land release areas in conjunction with the NSW Government, renewal of established areas and rezoning, as well as the formulation of the policies and plans which manage the impacts of development and growth in Liverpool. This involves developing long term plans for the growth of Liverpool which take into consideration a wide range of potential influences and impacts, including; population growth, demographic change and development, NSW Government planning directions and policies, design excellence and industry best practice.

A number of NSW Government land release areas fall either fully or partially within the Liverpool area including the South West Priority Growth Area, the Western Sydney Employment Area and the Western Sydney Priority Growth Area. This means that both Council and the NSW Government are involved in the planning of these areas.

Further information on current Strategic Planning topics, projects and release areas can be found under Strategic Planning in the sidebar on the left of the screen.

Council’s planning documents and controls, relevant maps and property information can be found on the ePlanning portal.

Key Terms

Local Environmental Plan (LEP) – the principal planning document for a local government area which is the legislative or legal basis for planning decisions. For the Liverpool area this document is called the Liverpool Local Environment Plan 2008.

Development Control Plan (DCP) – provides detailed planning and design guidelines to support the planning controls in the LEP.

State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) - state wide plans which apply to development in certain circumstances or in certain areas.

Planning Proposal – a request made to the Department of Planning and Environment to amend or change an aspect of the LEP. Also known as a rezoning application when it aims to change the zone of a parcel of land.

Land Release Area – usually rural areas which are subject to detailed master planning for future urban development.

Last updated on 12th Dec 2016