Update: The LEP amendment for Glenmore Park Stage 3 Planning Proposal, was gazetted, and came into effect on 30 June 2023. Please refer to the NSW legislation website to view all the changes at https://legislation.nsw.gov.au/view/html/inforce/current/epi-2010-0540

Results of the public exhibition were reported at the 12 December 2022 Ordinary Meeting. The publicly exhibited Planning Proposal, draft DCP, draft 7.11 Plan and draft local VPA Offer have been amended in response to various matters raised and addressed post-exhibition. The report and all amended documents can be viewed on Council’s website at https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/council/council-business/business-papers.

The Proposal

Council is proposing changes to the planning controls applying to a 206-hectare area of land known as Glenmore Park Stage 3 (the site), or the rezoning area, to allow urban development.

The proposed changes are described in a Planning Proposal, draft Development Control Plan (draft DCP), draft Section 7.11 Development Contributions Plan (draft 7.11 Plan) and two draft Voluntary Planning Agreement Letter of Offers (draft VPA Offer). The proponent for this project is Mirvac Homes (NSW) Pty Ltd.

The Site

The site is located south of the existing suburb of Glenmore Park, bounded by The Northern Road, Chain-O-Ponds Road and Mulgoa Nature Reserve. The Planning Proposal seeks to rezone the site under Penrith Local Environmental Plan 2010 (LEP 2010) from C3 Environmental Management and RU2 Rural Landscape to part R2 Low Density Residential, R3 Medium Density Residential, C4 Environmental Living, B2 Local Centre, RE1 Public Recreation, C2 Environmental Conservation and SP2 Infrastructure.

A map of the site can be found attached to the fact sheet titled ‘General Information and Public Exhibition details’ in the Document Library.

The intent of the proposed changes is to facilitate the development of the site for approximately 2,300 dwellings and provision for some shop top housing in the Local Centre, a mix of housing types, local open space, playing fields and environmental corridors.

Planning Proposal

A Planning Proposal is a document that explains and provides justification for changes being proposed to Council’s statutory planning controls that are located within the Penrith Local Environmental Plan 210 (LEP). The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s process requires any Planning Proposal to be placed on public exhibition for community comment, prior to deciding on whether to adopt the proposed amendments.

Proposed LEP Amendments

The Planning Proposal seeks to rezone the site to allow urban development. This involves rezoning the site from C3 Environmental Management and RU2 Rural Landscape to part:

  • R2 Low Density Residential
  • R3 Medium Density Residential
  • B2 Local Centre
  • RE1 Public Recreation
  • C2 Environmental Conservation
  • C4 Environmental Living
  • SP2 Infrastructure

The Planning Proposal also proposes controls relating to minimum lot size, height of buildings, maximum dwelling yield, an additional permitted use, urban release area nomination, a new local provision clause for the site, and land reservation acquisitions.

Draft DCP

A draft DCP has been prepared for the site, providing detailed planning and development controls and guidelines for specific types of development.

Draft 7.11 Plan

A draft 7.11 Plan has been prepared for the site to deliver the infrastructure required to support future development within the rezoning area.

Draft VPA Offer

Two draft VPA Offers have been submitted to Council from the major landowners. The Offers address how the proponent and Vianello seeks to deliver on its obligations under the draft 7.11 Plan and provide additional public benefits in addition to 7.11 contributions.

Council’s Decision to Exhibit

At its Ordinary Meeting of 25 July 2022, Council resolved to place the above-mentioned documents on public exhibition. The Council report to this meeting identifies risks to Council and the community, how these risks will be mitigated, and outstanding matters to be resolved prior to future consideration to adopt the proposed plans and finalise the LEP. Resolution of these matters may require amendments to the exhibited documents. A separate fact sheet, titled ‘Anticipated Changes to Planning Proposal, Draft DCP and Draft 7.11 Plan’ is provided in the Document Library to provide more details on these matters.

Next Steps

The results of the public exhibition including submissions from the community and State agencies, will be reported to Council post exhibition.

Have Your Say

Council recently publicly exhibited the Planning Proposal, Draft DCP, Draft 7.11 Plan, and Draft VPA Offer between Friday 19 August to Friday 16 September 2022.

The public exhibition has finished and the deadline for written submissions has passed.

The Planning Proposal, Draft DCP, Draft 7.11 Plan, and Draft VPA Offer, along with a fact sheet and supporting information can be viewed in the Document Library to the right of this page and the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Planning Portal at https://pp.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/ppr using Reference PP-2020-2803.

All submissions will be reviewed and reported to the elected Council for consideration.


For further enquiries please contact Danielle Fox on 4732 8022 or Nicole Dukinfield on 4732 8511.