Welcome to Rooty Hill

New housing, open space and access to nature


Planning, construction and sales

We are working with specialist consultants to prepare technical studies related to local traffic, the natural environment, urban design and public open space. Investigations will help us to prepare the necessary applications for development.

In mid-2024 we aim to lodge our first development application with Blacktown City Council for earthworks, landscaping, roads and subdivision of a number of lots for future homes. This application will unlock the initial development phase to enable further planning on the remainder of the site. Council will publicly exhibit our application as part of their assessment process, during which time the community can make a submission for Council’s consideration. This will be followed by further planning for the next development phase, including masterplanning for open space, landscaping and public art, informed by the shared vision developed with the community.

Subject to project approvals, construction and landscaping works to support the future delivery of homes is anticipated to start in 2025. 

Expressions of interest for sales have not yet begun, however we expect to release sales information in 2025 or later.

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The project

Landcom is working with the NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure to create an affordable, diverse and sustainable community at Rooty Hill, in Sydney’s west. 

The project will feature a mix of housing types to help provide greater choice, affordability and housing security for a range of new residents, who will be a short walk or cycle from Rooty Hill Station, shops, schools and amenities, including new public open spaces and nature on their doorstep.

Future development will respect the site's context, history and environment, while design and landscaping features that form a connection with Country and interpret the site's history will help to create a highly liveable neighbourhood that reflects the special qualities of the Rooty Hill area. 

Rooty Hill project site aerial

Dunsmore Street, Rooty Hill

Local council area

Blacktown City Council

A shared vision

One of the first steps to bringing the project to life is to create a place vision in collaboration with those who live, work, study and play in the Rooty Hill area.

Between February and April 2024, we engaged with residents, the community and other stakeholders to understand what makes Rooty Hill great and how this could be incorporated into a vision statement to guide and inspire how we plan and deliver the project. 

We are currently reviewing feedback and ideas shared, and will provide a summary of what we heard once we finalise the shared vision.

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Rooty Hill project site aerial
Project area

Around 12 hectares

Proposed homes

Between 300 and 500 homes, to be refined as planning progresses

Design & sustainability

The project will follow a range of best-practice design principles, including:

  • a mix of housing types to suit the needs, budgets and lifestyles of different households
  • a portion of homes to be set aside as Affordable Housing for those on low to moderate household incomes, such as key workers like childcare staff, nurses and teachers
  • an urban design approach that acknowledges and connects with Country
  • preservation of building remains of the heritage-listed former Government Depot (stock farm), which makes up part of the site, with ways to educate visitors about the site's history
  • preservation and restoration of bushland along Angus Creek to enhance habitat for local wildlife
  • tree-lined local streets to provide shade and cool the streets
  • sustainable flood and stormwater management solutions
  • new public open spaces for the wider community to relax and play
  • new neighbourhood connections to encourage walking and cycling.
Open space and mixed density neighbourhood
Public open space

Planning for new public open spaces, with opportunities to connect with Country and interpret the site's history in landscaping and design

Delivery timing

2021-2028 (pending approvals)


  • Construction and landscaping works anticipated to begin, pending approvals
  • Sale of first housing lots
  • Construction of new homes
  • Development application for earthworks, landscaping and subdivision of lots (development phase one) anticipated to be lodged with Blacktown City Council
  • Further planning for phase two of development
  • Project planning

Community Newsletters

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February 2024

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