Planning The Future

Planning future growth and urban development.

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 into a central business district in Sydney's growing south west.

Council aims to ensure that this development is beneficial to the Liverpool community. We will achieve positive environmental, social and economic outcomes.

Council oversees the management of new land releases along with the NSW Government. This includes renewal of established areas, rezoning and the formulation of the policies and plans that will help us manage the impacts of development and growth.

We take into consideration a wide range of potential influences and impacts such as population growth, demographic change, 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 Western Sydney Aerotropolis. This means that both Council and the NSW Government are involved in the planning of these areas.

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

Key Terms

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.

Provides detailed planning and design guidelines to support the planning controls in the LEP.

State wide plans which apply to development in certain circumstances or in certain areas.

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.

Usually rural areas which are subject to detailed master planning for future urban development.