Realising the vision for Wilton New Town is one step closer with the gazettal of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Sydney Region Growth Centres) Amendment (Wilton) 2016.
Elton Consulting worked collaboratively with the three major landowners, Council and State Agencies to develop a holistic master plan and prepare a State Environmental Planning Policy rezoning proposal as part of the NSW Government’s Potential Homesites Program.
The master plan and supporting framework proposed a highly self-contained new town with well-developed strategies to ensure local employment growth, quality access to goods and services and a wealth of local recreation opportunities. A whole-of-environment approach to sustainable biodiversity protection and water management was also proposed.
Elton Consulting were the project managers, strategic town planners, and also took a lead role in developing and executing a community engagement program to support the master planning process. We also played a critical role in communicating effectively with high-level government stakeholders through a comprehensive stakeholder program.
Recognising the locality’s strategic potential to deliver homes and employment in the region, the NSW Government undertook further strategic investigations as part of the Greater Macarthur Priority Growth Area. This has culminated in a SEPP Amendment, increasing the land area for the Wilton New Town Priority Growth Area, potentially enabling additional local employment and quality new homes.
Consequently, 16,600 new homes may be delivered in the Wilton New Town Priority Growth Area (up from approximately 11,000+ proposed by the landowners) with additional employment land being identified by the Department of Planning & Infrastructure.
Elton Consulting continues to provide strategic advice and stakeholder communication services to assist in the delivery of Wilton New Town and maximise the co-operation between State agencies, Wollondilly Shire Council and the major landowners.