In late 2020, a new State Environmental Planning Policy was made to support the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
The State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Aerotropolis) 2020 (WSA SEPP) applies to land in Wollondilly (primarily the northern portion) through Part 3 Development controls – Airport safeguards and the following maps:
This has implications for certain types of development, including the construction of homes. Please see Noise Exposure information below.
You can find if your property is affected by the WSA SEPP via the following methods:
Rules banning secondary dwellings introduced by the NSW Department of Planning in some of Wollondilly’s northern villages due to the new Western Sydney airport operations are unfortunately causing heartache and financial pain for some residents.
The changes were brought in suddenly in late 2020 by the Department without any meaningful community consultation, and Council is required to follow them despite its objections to some parts of them.
Council and Council staff have consistently advocated for greater clarity on the planning controls that would apply to Wollondilly.
Please see a detailed summary of the advocacy actions Council has undertaken to date on this issue.