Navigating environmental and land use complexities to progress the release of the West Wilton Precinct for urban development.

Constraints and opps

Located at the junction of the Hume Motorway and Picton Road within the Wollondilly Shire Local Government Area, some 80km south west of Sydney, this 900ha precinct is nestled against the Nepean River and adjoins the future Town Centre of Wilton. It is one of five precincts that make up the Wilton Growth Area, declared in 2016 as a Sydney Growth Centre under State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) 2006.

Approximately half of the West Wilton Precinct has been identified as suitable for urban development, with the balance to be retained for environmental conservation. Sectors of the site are subject to approved long wall coal mining.

Structure plan

In 2017 we were engaged by Macland Group to commence processes to address mining and biodiversity, and to initiate negotiations with the NSW Government to progress the release of the precinct for rezoning. We have prepared structure plans, yield analysis and constraints mapping, as well as ecological and mining advice (based on the inputs of specialist technical consultants).

Committed to the long term realisation of this project, we provide ongoing advisory services whilst the Precinct undergoes planning and rezoning lead by Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

CLIENT: Macland Group
COLLABORATORS: —
LOCATION: Wilton NSW
YEAR OF COMPLETION: 2017—2019