About UrbanGrowth NSW

Archived site – Last updated in May 2017

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 current activities are concentrated into two portfolios across geographic regions: the central business district and Western Sydney.

What we do

At the heart of it, we’re helping drive an internationally competitive economy by creating world class urban areas that will transform Sydney, New South Wales and Australia. It’s a bold purpose and means we endeavour to:

  • be leaders in city transformation
  • engage all our stakeholders with the latest thinking
  • deliver vibrant, connected, inclusive, resilient and healthy urban places for people to live work and visit.

We act as the master developer on complex urban transformation programs that leverage government land and transport infrastructure to support economic growth. These programs can have a direct impact on the lives of many people, reshaping our cities and transforming places. They enable people to live closer to where they work and make travel easier, so they can enjoy a better quality of life.

Supporting the NSW Government's Objectives

As a state owned corporation (SOC), we support the objectives of major government initiatives such as A Plan for Growing Sydney, the Long Term Transport Master Plan and the Making it Happen State Priorities.

This work is guided by five Ministerial imperatives:

  • Housing and jobs - Driving increases in the supply of housing and jobs
  • Strengthen the NSW economy - Delivering world-class centres that attract investment and boost productivity
  • Integrate with infrastructure - Optimising public investment in infrastructure through integrated land use and transport planning
  • Seek a fair return for taxpayers - Operating on a commercially astute basis, seeking a fair return for taxpayers
  • Collaborate with stakeholders – Promoting public sector innovation through collaborating across government, the private sector and community in the delivery of the portfolio.