Welcome to Austral

Delivering a cleaner and greener way of living in southwest Sydney

Project planning

To prepare the development applications for Austral, Landcom carried out several studies, including:

  • traffic studies to understand and improve the local road network
  • stormwater analysis to design an efficient and sustainable stormwater system
  • environmental studies to identify and protect significant plants and animals
  • analysis to identify opportunities to support the delivery of new community facilities (such as for recreation, play or sporting uses).

The development applications were lodged with Liverpool City Council in October 2021 and are anticipated to be determined in 2023.

The project

Landcom and the NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure are working together to create an affordable, diverse and sustainable community at Austral in Sydney’s southwest.

Set to feature a mix of new homes surrounded by beautifully designed open spaces and regenerated bushland, Austral is next to a new sporting facility planned for Western Sydney Parklands and is also close to other new recreational facilities as well as jobs, schools and essential services.

When complete, Austral will set a benchmark for a sustainable, highly liveable neighbourhood that showcases a new standard of design centred on cleaner, greener and safer streets.

Austral Future water basin and pedestrian bridge

Indicative artist's impression, subject to change and approvals.


Gurner Avenue, Austral

Local council area

Liverpool City Council

Project area

38 hectares

Proposed homes

Approximately 334, with at least 5% Affordable Housing

Design & sustainability

Austral will showcase a range of best-practice design features, including:

  • public art, landscaping and wayfinding that forms a connection with Country
  • landscaping that evokes native forests with flowering gum trees and native shrubs
  • open spaces for exercise and play
  • a green corridor that provides habitat for native wildlife
  • extensive street tree planting to provide shade and cool streets
  • wide verges and sustainable stormwater management
  • a network of low-speed shared zone streets to promote safety and encourage interaction between residents
  • cycle paths to support eco-friendly travel and reduce car usage
  • direct road and cycle access to Western Sydney Parklands
  • proposed space for a small childcare centre
  • a mix of lot sizes to suit a wide range of households
  • provision of affordable homes to meet the needs of households on low to moderate incomes.
Shared zone with parklet for community play

Indicative artist's impression, subject to change and approvals.

Public open space

1km of dedicated cycle paths, 1.5km of pedestrian- focused streets, new parks and native landscaping


Carbon neutral housing, on-site water quality treatment, extensive tree planting with up to 50% tree canopy cover

Delivery timing

2021 to 2027 (pending approvals)


  • Continued construction and landscaping works to support future homes (pending further agreements and approvals)
  • Construction and landscaping to begin (pending further agreements and approvals)
  • Sale of first housing lots anticipated (pending further agreements and approvals)
  • Determination of development applications anticipated
  • Development applications submitted to Liverpool City Council


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August 2021
February 2022

If you require the services of an interpreter, please contact the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask them to call Landcom on 02 9841 8600. The interpreter will then assist you with the translation.

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