Campsie Town Centre Master Plan

Campsie Master Plan
Campsie Master Plan
Campsie Master Plan


Campsie Town Centre will evolve from a main street local centre into a vibrant health and lifestyle precinct that services the Canterbury-Bankstown community. The Campsie Town Centre Master Plan sets a vision to guide and manage this growth, renewal and change in Campsie.

The Master Plan seeks to leverage the unique attributes and anchors of Campsie, such as its proximity to central Sydney, its location on the Cooks River, the presence of Canterbury Hospital and a thriving main street, to facilitate 7,500 jobs and an additional 5,600 dwellings in the centre and 760 dwellings along Canterbury Road by 2036. The draft Plan provides a framework to inform the delivery of infrastructure, improvements to the design and sustainability of buildings, public domain improvements, the delivery of affordable housing, increased capacity for jobs, housing and community facilities and an approach to the management of heritage and character.

Campsie Town Centre Master Plan

View the plan here

The Structure of the Master Plan

The Urban Design Framework

This map can be found in the Campsie Master Plan

We are required to undertake the following work to implement the Master Plan and enable the delivery of development under the new planning framework:

  • Amendments to the existing Local Environmental Plan (under a Planning Proposal) - to implement the planning provisions into the statutory planning framework such as height of building limits, floor space ratios, land use zoning.
  • Updates to the existing Development Control Plan - to provide development and design guidelines that support the Local Environmental Plan. This includes areas such as building setbacks, architectural materials, landscaping and deep soil requirements, parking, solar access and overshadowing and privacy.
  • Align with Council's Development Contributions Plan - to ensure local community infrastructure will be delivered through supporting financial or in-kind contributions. Local infrastructure includes works to improve new open space (such as new playgrounds, vegetation and furniture), new multi-purpose facilities, footpath upgrades, streetscape landscaping and cycling infrastructure (such as bicycle lanes).

The next stage is to prepare and lodge a Planning Proposal. A Planning Proposal is a document that explains the intended effect of a proposed Local Environmental Plan (LEP) or LEP amendment and sets out the justification for making that plan. Planning Proposals are usually prepared by local councils and reviewed and approved by State Government.

The next steps are illustrated below:


Campsie Town Centre Master Plan [adopted]
Agenda Ordinary Meeting of Council – 24 May 2022
Minutes Ordinary Meeting of Council – 24 May 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I lodge a Development Application based on the Master Plan?

No, whilst the Master Plan is an adopted policy of Council, it does not have any weight in assessing a development application. The current planning controls continue to apply until such a time that the Planning Proposal to implement the Master Plans is finalised.

Can I lodge my own Planning Proposal based on the Master Plan?

We discourage lodgement of site-specific Planning Proposals in the Campsie Town Centre that seek to implement the Planning Proposal, as we are pursuing a centre-wide Planning Proposal for its implementation.

When will all of this development occur?

The Master Plan provides a framework for growth and change over the next 15 years and beyond. It is likely that development will occur in a staged manner in the short, medium and long term.

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.