Wilton is set to grow into a vibrant, healthy and sustainable community, delivering 15,000 new homes that will be supported by 15,000 jobs, new infrastructure, schools, community facilities and open space across over the next twenty years. Wilton 2040 sets the land use vision and structure for the area, comprising six sub-precincts which will be supported by Council though a neighbourhood planning process.
Wilton will be known for its protection and conservation of the natural environment, where local communities and local businesses thrive. Wilton will provide a range of housing types including affordable options that will cater for the diverse needs of the community. The map shown is the Structure Plan for the Wilton Growth Area.
The majority of the planning for Wilton is led by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DPE), in close collaboration with Council to ensure a well-planned town. Council will continue to advocate for the delivery of key services and infrastructure such as electrified rail, bus services, community facilities and open space.
To promote sustainable growth, all precincts have a maximum number of homes that can be delivered to ensure development does not exceed the15,000 homes planned by the State. The Maldon Precinct will be predominantly an employment area focused on industry and providing local jobs.
Artist impression of Wilton New Town
Artist Impression of Wilton New Town Infrastructure
Bingara Gorge is already under development, with South East Wilton and Wilton North precinct rezoned and undergoing further planning. The draft Wilton Town Centre Precinct rezoning planning package was on exhibition December 2020 and the rezoning took effect on 30 June, 2023.
West Wilton, South Wilton and Maldon will be rezoned in the future, however significant planning work is needed before these precincts progress. For more information on Councils planning priorities refer to Wollondilly 2040, our local strategic planning statement.
The Wilton Development Control Plan (DCP) was finalised 23 August 2021. The DCP provides detailed design guidelines to make sure new development aligns with the Wilton 2040 vision to create a liveable new place in the natural environment. The DCP will be amended over time to include guidelines for other types of development expected in the Wilton Town Centre and other precincts once rezoned.
The draft Wilton Growth Area Housing Complying Development Code (Wilton CDC) explanation of intended effects was on public exhibition 23 August to 20 September 2021. The proposed changes from the exhibition have resulted in the Wilton Greenfield Housing Code variation, which was finalised on 2 December 2022. It represents a customised version of the Greenfield Housing Code that aims to reflect the landscape, amenity and biodiversity values of the Wilton DCP while providing a complying development planning pathway for low density residential development in North and South East Wilton. For further information on the Wilton Greenfield Housing Code Variation visit the NSW Planning Portal.
The Neighbourhood Plan Policy was adopted on 27 June 2023. The policy provides a framework for submitting Neighbourhood Plans, covering Councils expectations and the proponent’s obligations, with State agency input.
A Neighbourhood Plan is a series of technical reports and visuals that relate to a nominated site, that are used to develop a site-specific set of objectives and controls that form an amendment to the Wilton DCP and are used to guide the assessment of future development applications.
The need for a Neighbourhood Plan is established in Wilton 2040 and is further detailed in the Wilton DCP.
The Wilton Growth Area Commercial Centres Study was endorsed 22 August 2023 and povides an evidence-based framework to inform Council and support decision-making in relation to centres in the Wilton Growth Area.
Continued coordination with public agencies and proponents of development is critical to ensure that a vibrant, unique living, working and shopping experience within a pedestrian-friendly and attractive urban environment is provided to the Wilton community and the wider Wollondilly community.
Key critical infrastructure is required to support the needs of the growing community in Wilton. The Wilton Infrastructure Phasing Plan provides an overview of what infrastructure is being planned and the expected delivery timeframes in the short and long term.
A summary of the types of infrastructure to be delivered in Wilton is shown in the image below.
The proposed Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) for Wilton Growth Area will provide $771 million worth of developer contributions toward the cost of delivering state and regional infrastructure as shown below.
Further information on the SIC can be found on the DPIEs webpage.
The Wollondilly Contributions Plan came into effect on July 1st 2020 which sets the framework for Council to levy development coming from the Wilton Growth Area. The plan represents approximately $346 million worth of local infrastructure funding for transport management, open space and recreation, community facilities and administration.
Further information on Development Contribution and local contribution rates can be found on Council’s webpage.
The Wilton Health and Wellbeing Strategy provides an evidence-based framework to inform Council’s future planning and advocacy for positive health and wellbeing outcomes in the Wilton Growth Area for all residents.
Council staff and consultants worked with the Health in Planning Working Group (HiPWG) of the Wollondilly Health Alliance to develop the Strategy, which was endorsed at the Council meeting of 15 September 2020. At its core, this Strategy will serve as an effective framework to achieve Council’s LSPS vision to create a vibrant, healthy and sustainable community in Wilton New Town.
The NSW Government released the draft Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan (CPCP) on public exhibition in August 2020. The Cumberland Plain Conservation Plan (CPCP) was finalised with NSW approvals in place in August 2022. It establishes a biodiversity certification framework to ensure long term protection of threatened native plants and animals, while supporting the delivery of housing, infrastructure and open green spaces in the Western Parkland City.
Wollondilly Shire Council and Walker Corporation entered into a Koala Deed of Agreement, which outlines a number of actions for the development at South East Wilton and the local koala population.
Some of the actions outlined in the agreement include:
The Allens Creek Corridor Koala Conservation Plan and South East Wilton Koala Plan of Management (Wilton Koala Plan of Management ), prepared by EMM for Walker Corporation, and Vegetation Management Plan , prepared by Ecoplanning for Walker Corporation, was supported by Council and endorsed by the Department of Planning and Environment in August 2021.
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