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Who we are

UrbanGrowth NSW is the NSW Government’s urban transformation agency.

We’re a state owned corporation (SOC) that was established in 2013, integrating and refocussing the roles of the former Landcom. We are governed by a Board of Directors and report to a Portfolio Minister (Minister for Planning) and two Shareholder Ministers (Treasurer, Minister for Finance and Services).

Our mandate is to focus on large-scale urban transformation projects, while transitioning out of greenfields residential land development, a legacy of the former Landcom. Our activities are concentrated into two portfolios across geographic regions: the central business district and Western Sydney.

Proposal lodged to connect Newcastle to Waterfront

Revitalising Newcastle: We have lodge our planning proposal for Newcastle’s former heavy rail corridor that will lay the first foundations for the rezoning of surplus land to connect the city to its waterfront and drive jobs, tourism and economic growth in the harbour city.

The planning proposal will be considered by Newcastle City Council as part of the NSW Government’s overarching Newcastle Urban Transformation and Transport Program, a $500m plus commitment to revitalise the city.

University Partnership to shape urban areas

Collaborative Learning: Planning Minister Rob Stokes announced a new agreement to encourage collaboration and cooperation between universities across the state and UrbanGrowth NSW.

Mr Stokes said this landmark agreement between Western Sydney University, the University of Newcastle, University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney, The University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University and UrbanGrowth NSW will help translate research at our leading institutions into outcomes that help shape the future of Sydney.

Living Cities Newsletter

Read the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter Living Cities.

In this edition read about:

  • White Bay Power Station announcement
  • The Bays Precinct ‘The Big Plan’ education program
  • Universities Framework Agreement
  • Density Done Well series: Stockland Balgowlah
  • Parramatta Road outcomes report

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