About the Riverstone Scheduled Lands Precinct A (Stages 1-3) project

The Riverstone Scheduled Lands consists of about 1600 residential lots that are owned by over 320 landowner groups. While much of the Riverstone Scheduled Lands has been rezoned to allow for residential development, the land cannot be developed because it is not serviced with the necessary infrastructure such as roads, drainage, water, sewer and electricity, and does not comply with current local planning controls for minimum lot sizes.

UrbanGrowth NSW was appointed as the relevant authority in July 2015 to coordinate the development of approximately 300 lots in Riverstone Scheduled Lands Precinct A (Stages 1 – 3) on behalf of around 50 landowners.

In March 2016, the majority of landowners voted in favour of the Riverstone Scheduled Lands Development Plan (Precinct A (Stages 1-3) 2016. In November 2016 the NSW Minister for Planning issued a Subdivision Order to allow UrbanGrowth NSW, as the relevant authority, to implement the Development Plan. 

Read the Gazettal for the Subdivision Order 

A Development Application for the subdivision works in Stages 1 and 3 was on public exhibition at Blacktown City Council between 15 March and 28 April 2017 and is pending a decision from Council. A separate Development Application for Stage 2 is now on public exhibition with Blacktown City Council until 28 July 2017.

What is proposed

UrbanGrowth NSW is facilitating the subdivision of Precinct A (Stages 1-3) in the Riverstone Scheduled Lands and has created the Development Plan to enable future development of Precinct A (Stages 1-3).

The Riverstone Scheduled Lands Development Plan Precinct A (Stages 1-3) 2016 sets out the development process, including:

  • The role of UrbanGrowth NSW in facilitating the subdivision of land.
  • The proposed subdivision works, including the delivery of infrastructure, and costings.
  • The funding options for landowner contributions.

Powers of acquisition to ensure the delivery of the subdivision and the Development Plan.

Current status

A Development Application (SPP-17-00001) for the subdivision works in Stages 1 and 3 was on public exhibition by Blacktown City Council between 15 March and 28 April 2017 and is pending a decision from Council.

A separate Development Application for Stage 2 (SPP-17-00011) is now on public exhibition with Blacktown City Council until 28 July 2017. Submissions should be sent directly to Council at council@blacktown.nsw.gov.au.

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has asked that UrbanGrowth NSW undertake archaeological heritage investigation in the western part of Stage 2. An Aboriginal Heritage Impact Statement (AHIP) investigation will run concurrently with the public exhibition period for the Development Application. The AHIP report will be submitted to Blacktown City Council prior to work commencing on site.

Subject to development approvals, subdivision works in Stage 1 are anticipated to commence in the second half of 2017, followed by Stage 2 and Stage 3.

See the indicative timeline for the Riverstone Scheduled Land Precinct A (Stage 1-3).

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Phone: 1800 238 321
Email: riverstone@urbangrowth.nsw.gov.au