West Dapto is the Illawarra region’s largest urban release area. West Dapto will grow and develop as a series of integrated communities within the spectacular natural landscape of riparian valleys and escarpment backdrop. When complete, the development will include approximately 19,000 new dwellings, over 50,000 people and create around 8,500 jobs.
New infrastructure will be required to support this growth and to address a wide range of issues including flooding, transport, social, cultural and recreation needs, and facilities and open space.
Three new town centres and a number of smaller village centres will be established in the suburbs of West Dapto. The Dapto Town Centre will grow to a sub-regional centre to serve the needs of existing and future residents.