In August 2017 residents and business people from Bardwell Park, Earlwood and Turrella formed the Save Our Valley group to inform the community about the NSW Government’s Planned Precincts for these suburbs.

The precincts form part of the NSW Government’s strategy to allow high density, high rise developments right along rail lines across Sydney. Planned Precincts for Turrella and Bardwell Park will rezone land and allow high density development within 10 minutes walk from the train stations. Planned precinct buildings will start at 8 stories and developers are not required to consider environmental or infrastructure needs.

Save Our Valley’s aim is to ensure that any development is compatible with the valley’s topography, amenity, and heritage and the existing community’s values; and that residents from Bardwell Park, Bardwell Valley, Earlwood and Turrella have the opportunity to be involved in planning development at all stages of the process.

The Planned Precincts are identified in blue in maps produced by the NSW Department of Planning and we refer to these the “Blue Zones”. To find out what stage the NSW Government’s plans are at and if your home or business is in the Blue Zone check the images and links below:



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