Local Strategic Planning Statement and Local Housing Strategy

Employment Lands Strategy – Review and Update


The City of Parramatta is growing rapidly, with the city’s population set to nearly double in the next 20 years. To manage this growth, Council has developed a Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) which provides a vision and strategic direction to ensure the city is well-planned, liveable, productive and sustainable into the future.

Alongside the LSPS, Council has also developed a Local Housing Strategy (LHS) to map out areas for housing growth and to ensure a range of housing styles will cater to the needs of Parramatta’s diverse community.

Also alongside the LSPS is the Employment Lands Strategy – Review and Update (2020) which updates the vison for all of the City’s employment land precincts contained in the endorsed Employment Lands Strategy (2016).

The combined vision for the city of all three Strategies is to build-on and celebrate its unique identity, to provide housing choice, jobs and transport to support a lifestyle that is inclusive, vibrant and welcoming – and for Council to make an ongoing contribution to local communities through improved facilities and services.

Consultation findings and next steps

In late 2019, Council sought feedback on the Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) and Draft Local Housing Strategy (LHS).

We had a very strong response to the feedback opportunity, with 495 survey responses received and 86 open submissions provided to Council.

TheLocal Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS)was approved by Council on 23 March 2020 while theLocal Housing Strategy (LHS) andEmployment Lands Strategy – Review and Update (which was contained in the LSPS) were approved by Council on 13 July 2020. These documents are now in effect and can be found on the City of Parramatta website.

To learn more about what we heard throughout the consultation period, please click on the image below.