South District Plan

Residents in the South District will have quicker and easier access to a wider range of jobs, housing types and activities.

People gather and waves roll into Cronulla Beach on a sunny day.


The South District Plan is a 20-year plan to manage growth in the context of economic, social and environmental matters to achieve the 40-year vision for Greater Sydney. It is a guide for implementing the Greater Sydney Region Plan, A Metropolis of Three Cities, at a district level and is a bridge between regional and local planning.

The vision for the South District Plan is to transform the district over the next 20 to 40 years to provide residents with quicker and easier access to a wider range of jobs, housing types and activities. The vision will improve the District’s lifestyle and environmental assets.

This will be achieved by:

  • Supporting the growth of the ANSTO innovation precinct, health and education precincts, Bankstown Airport-Milperra industrial area and the District's strategic centres
  • Retaining industrial and urban services land and freight routes
  • Optimising on the District's locational advantage of being close to Sydney Airport, Port Botany, the Illawarra and Port Kembla
  • Building on the District's connections to Parramatta, and in the longer term to Liverpool and Western Sydney Airport
  • Sustaining vibrant public places, walking and cycling, and cultural, artistic and tourism assets
  • Matching growth and infrastructure, including social infrastructure
  • Protecting and enhancing natural assets including waterways and beaches, bushland and scenic and cultural landscapes
  • Providing innovation in providing recreational and open spaces, and increased urban tree canopy
  • Transitioning to a low-carbon, high efficiency District through precinct-scale initiatives.

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Future of the South District
About the plan
Infrastructure and collaboration
A view of Forest Road in Hurstville.