South West Sydney Community and Justice Precinct
Planning for a new Community and Justice Precinct in Campbelltown is underway with the announcement of $1.2 million in joint government funding under the Western Sydney City Deal. The proposal will increase the number of courts and improve access to supporting justice and community services for the Western Parkland City’s rapidly growing communities.
The proposal represents a new approach to how community and justice services are delivered to the community; combining Federal and NSW justice services alongside community services, increasing access to high-value career opportunities and providing a more supportive experience for those needing justice and supporting community services.
The Federal and NSW Governments and Campbelltown City Council finalised a strategic business case for the precinct in May 2021. The business case showed how the proposed precinct could deliver major economic and liveability benefits for the communities of the Western Parkland City. The need for this precinct is also identified in the Reimagining Campbelltown City Centre Master Plan (2020) to create a bustling, vibrant city centre, stimulating the local economy and creating more opportunities.
The location of the new precinct takes in the current Campbelltown Court House and Campbelltown Civic Centre sites that are bound by Queen Street, Railway Street, Hurley Street and Broughton Street. The precinct sits opposite Campbelltown railway station and adjacent to emergency and police services.
The Western Parkland City Authority, in partnership with the Federal Government, other State Government agencies and Campbelltown City Council, will prepare a detailed master plan for the precinct. The master plan will look at built form elements and provision of new civic and public open spaces supported by technical studies on infrastructure servicing, sustainability and transport. Options for new civic and community facilities, commercial office space, retail and an educational campus will be considered in the master plan to complement the justice services.
We have heard your feedback
The precinct master plan will reflect the values and aspirations of Campbelltown residents and respond to the needs of people living in the Macarthur region and the broader Western Parkland City.
We have started preparing the master plan following the first stage of community consultation in June 2022.
The consultation outcomes can be found in the Community Consultation Insights Report on the Campbelltown City Council web page.
We will continue to keep the community informed as the development of the master plan progresses.
Enquiries can be directed to [email protected].
Once the master plan is complete, each level of government will consider the value and cost of proceeding with the proposal.
The project is one of many within the Western Sydney City Deal, which is an $11 billion commitment from the Commonwealth Government, the NSW Government and eight local councils to deliver vital community infrastructure and enhance liveability across the Western Parkland City.