Thursday, 02 April 2020 Sydney

Mayor Paul Lake welcomes to Campbelltown City::

Campbelltown City is located at the hub of one of the most significant current and future growth areas in NSW – the Macarthur region of south west Sydney.


Just 50 minutes by car and rail from the Sydney CBD, Campbelltown City is within easy reach of major road and rail links to Greater Western Sydney, the Illawarra and Southern Highlands, Canberra and the Blue Mountains.


Often referred to as the ‘Capital of the Macarthur Region’, Campbelltown City is acknowledged as playing a major role in servicing the growing communities of Sydney’s south west, which are a continued focus for new greenfield development.


The Macarthur region is anticipated to grow to more than half a million people in the next 15 to 20 years, and Campbelltown has been identified as a Regional City Centre by the NSW Government, ensuring a major focus on expanding employment opportunities, services and transport connections for the Campbelltown area into the future. The Campbelltown/Macarthur CBD is one of only three Regional City Centres outside of the Sydney and Parramatta CBDs, and has been earmarked by current State Government as the location for a potential new business park, noting the close proximity of the University of Western Sydney and the expanding Campbelltown Public Hospital.


With significant existing infrastructure, including hospitals, major tertiary education facilities, a large regional shopping centre, regional sporting facilities and major transport links, Campbelltown is well-positioned to support the growing regional population and attract a wide range of industry, and the urban growth that the area is experiencing is a reflection of the variety of lifestyle options available that make Campbelltown City an attractive place to live.


A city of choice and opportunity in a natural environment, Campbelltown City boasts a range of established and ever-expanding facilities that will deliver high standards of amenity for our community including:

- Campbelltown Hospital(currently undergoing a major upgrade) and Campbelltown Private Hospital

- Campbelltown Sports Stadium (home of Wests Tigers)

- University of Western Sydney, incorporating the School of Medicine

- Macarthur Square regional shopping centre

- Campbelltown TAFE

- The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

- Campbelltown Arts Centre

- Georges River open space corridor

- Dharawal National Park

- Extensive sporting and recreation fields and facilities

- A wide range of public and private schools


Campbelltown City is also a highly accessible location, serviced by seven railway stations located on the Southern Line rail corridor, and positioned along the main Sydney to Melbourne rail line. With express services running between Campbelltown station and the Sydney CBD, commuters can travel to the city in just over 50 minutes at peak travel times. Commuters also have direct rail access to Sydney Airport via the South/Airport Line, with International Airport travel times of just 40 minutes from Campbelltown station and less than 30 minutes from Glenfield station.


For road commuters, the Hume Hwy / F5 Freeway provides a direct link to the M5 and Sydney to the north; connects with the M7 Motorway for easy access to Parramatta, the Greater Western Sydney area and the north coast; and allows hassle-free travel south to the Illawarra and south coast beaches.


The Campbelltown Local Government Area also boasts a large and diverse economy. In 2012-13, the value of Campbelltown’s Gross Regional Product was $5.2 billion, with a consistent economic growth rate in the order of 2-2.5 per cent per annum.


Despite the marked decline in industrial activity being experienced in other areas across Australia, manufacturing has continued to hold its own in Campbelltown. This sector continues to be the largest employer and value-added industry, with large scale manufacturing hubs well-established in the suburbs of Minto and Ingleburn, making the area one of the major manufacturing centres of metropolitan Sydney.


Other major industry sectors in the Campbelltown LGA include health care and social assistance, education and training. The area features a mixed workforce, made up of both white collar and blue collar personnel across a diverse range of areas, and Council anticipates that the Regional City Centre status of the Campbelltown CBD will see the expansion of government departments to the area in the future.


Campbelltown City Council is committed to helping business and industry to invest in Campbelltown City, and welcomes all enquiries on how it may be able to assist with information and advice. Council is also committed to streamlining approval processes and turnaround times to encourage businesses to think positively and seriously about relocating or starting their business in Campbelltown City. Our Pre-DA service was developed primarily to assist employment-generating development proposals, encouraging discussion between developers and planning staff prior to lodgment, with a view towards minimising processing times and providing greater certainty of Council requirements.


Campbelltown and the wider Macarthur region also claims a significant visitor economy, offering a range of natural attractions, cultural facilities, adventurous endeavours, heritage attractions and award-winning dining. The region is surrounded by spectacular scenic hills, nature reserves and the Georges and Nepean Rivers. The combination of relaxing lifestyle, diverse blend of culture and unique attractions is why more and more people are discovering Macarthur and placing it at the top of their 'must visit' list.


Campbelltown City and surrounds are a vibrant and growing region, and an ideal destination for business and residents alike. To learn more about the city and what it has to offer, visit


We look forward to welcoming you to Campbelltown City.


Cr Paul Lake
Mayor of Campbelltown


(September 2014 to September 2015)