Wilton New Town...A GREAT Town or NO Town at All
Wilton New Town has the potential to deliver positive outcomes for our Shire and our future communities, if well-planned. It is a unique opportunity to plan a great new community, but we are increasingly concerned that there needs to be a more coordinated approach by the three levels of government, all relevant government agencies, and all developers.
Developed by Council, the Wilton New Town… A GREAT Town or NO Town at All advocacy paper outlines Council's position on the proposed Wilton New Town and highlights the need for good urban design and a clear staging and delivery plan for public infrastructure.
If this doesn’t occur and if we don’t get Wilton New Town right, then our future generations will have to deal with the legacy of poor infrastructure and public transport, limited employment, lack of public education and access to local health services.
You can download a copy of the the "Wilton ... A GREAT new town or NO town at all" advocacy paper below, or hard copies are available at Council's Admin Building.
Following Council’s in principle support to the draft Wilton New Town Masterplan in December 2012, Council requested that the NSW Government lead a detailed investigation of Wilton New Town for development. This approach best enabled the co-ordination of state infrastructure agencies and allowing urgent attention to the resolution of mining related issues. Council continues to play an active role in this planning process and has strongly advocated for an integrated approach to planning a great new, liveable, healthy and sustainable community.
After consulting with Council, the DPE issued to the proponents its requirements for the detailed investigations to facilitate the State-led rezoning of Wilton. These include a range of studies relating to biodiversity, water and air quality, heritage, roads, traffic & transport, infrastructure requirements, health & emergency services, economic development/employment, mining subsidence and bushfire protection.
On 29 July 2016, The Minister for Planning gazetted State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) Amendment (Wilton) 2016. This had the effect of identifying the Wilton Priority Growth Area boundary. The map can be viewed under the downloads section below.
The DPE are currently preparing a Land Use and Infrastructure Strategy (LUIS) to guide the preparation of Precinct Plans which will inform subsequent rezoning proposals. The Draft LUIS will be opened for community consultation towards the end of 2016.
The DPE has invited proposals from individual proponents for development of precincts to accelerate early delivery of the first stages of Wilton New Town. Council are working to ensure that critical infrastructure including public transport, health and education services, and outstanding mining issues are fully resolved before any land is rezoned.
Council’s Manager Growth & Strategic Planning on 4677 1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org