Draft Castle Hill Precinct Plan

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"A Plan to reinforce Castle Hill as a regional entertainment, leisure and shopping destination, offering a range of educational, employment and residential opportunities."

The Draft Castle Hill Precinct Plan sets the framework for reinforcing Castle Hill as a vibrant regional destination and expanding the mix of uses within the Strategic Centre, including increased housing capacity and more employment opportunities aligned with the skills of local residents.

The vision for Castle Hill builds on previous strategic work by The Hills Shire Council and the NSW Government as well as technical investigations focused on the Shire’s centres that provide insight into their unique features, role and function in the region. It advances the planning into finer grain, site specific detail to inform potential changes to planning controls and the infrastructure framework. This will enable development to occur as the market demands, with the support of appropriate infrastructure.

By 2041, the Draft Precinct Plan envisages that the Castle Hill Strategic Centre will be the leading shopping and entertainment destination for North West Sydney. It will offer a dedicated commercial area that enables businesses to establish themselves in a thriving local economy and provide jobs close to home for residents, tailored to their skillsets. A mix of apartments and terraces will be within walking distance of shops and job opportunities, supported by lively alfresco dining and eat streets along Old Northern Road, Old Castle Hill Road and McDougall Lane, which will be transformed and revitalised as enticing public domain areas, establishing Castle Hill as a safe and lively place to be at all hours of the day and into the night. Residents and visitors to Castle Hill will enjoy a thriving cultural landscape, with a rich offering of theatre, literary and civic events.

The Draft Precinct Plan is now on exhibition until 31 July 2023 and you are invited to have your say via the online form at the bottom of this page.

You are also invited to participate in one of our Consultation Sessions.

Enquiries: Forward Planning Team | 9843 0555

View the Draft Plan

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Click to download and save the Draft Castle Hill Precinct Plan(PDF, 71MB)


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Consultation Sessions

Council has planned a range of consultation activities including drop-in sessions, independently facilitated workshops and a dedicated hotline. 

Council’s Forward Planning Team and Economic Development Team will also be available at Council’s Administration Building to discuss these Plans throughout the entire exhibition period between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Further details on the sessions are provided below.


Drop-in Session

Facilitated Workshop

Castle Hill Precinct Plan

Thursday, 1 June 2023

5pm - 7:30pm

Tuesday, 13 June 2023

12pm - 4pm

Thursday, 29 June 2023

9:30am - 1pm

Location: Castle Hill Library

Thursday, 15 June 2023

7pm - 9pm

Location: Rebellion Room - Pioneer Theatre, Castle Hill.

Should you wish to attend the Facilitated Workshop, please RSVP using the link below no later than 1 week prior to the scheduled date.


Click here for the full extent of Consultation Sessions being conducted

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