Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre DA and Masterplan

Project name: Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre - State Significant Development Applications and Masterplan Client: Panthers Group

Location: Sydney

Brief: MacroPlan was commissioned by the Panthers Group to provide economic and planning advice and assist in the preparation of a state significant development (SSD) application pertaining to the Western Sydney Community and Sports Centre (WSCSC) at the Penrith Panthers site.



The proposed WSCSC project entails a range of community and sporting uses over a total area of almost 15,000m2. The development is to be located on the Panthers Penrith site adjacent to the recently approved NRL Academy.  Our work required a submission of a State Significant Development Application; classified as ‘state significant development’ category 13. Cultural, recreation and tourist facilities with a CIV over $30m. In this regard our planning application required a request for Director General Requirements to inform the preparation of a certified Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and was determined by the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC).

Specifically, the work we undertook consisted of four key stages: Stage 1 – A request for Director General Requirements (DGR’s) Stage 2 – The preparation of SSD and EIS including review of other consultant’s reports Stage 3 – Liaison with Government, Industry and various Agencies Stage 4 – Strategic Planning and Economic Advice- Masterplan