West District

The West is a growing, thriving District blessed with natural beauty: from the dramatic cliffs and canyons of the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, to the green sanctuaries of its seven national parks, to the gently winding waterways of the Hawkesbury-Nepean River system.


Three Sisters look out in Katoomba

District Commissioner: Sean O’Toole OAM

Headshot of West District Commissioner Sean O'Toole

Sean O’Toole OAM is the former Managing Director of Landcom, and a recognised and awarded expert in land use planning and land economics.

Mr O’Toole is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an Associate of the Australian Property Institute.

His career spans real estate valuation and senior management roles in local and State government.

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Facts and Figures

Infographic 354,800 people live in the district
Infographic 133,100 jobs in 2016
Infographic 71 per cent of land is open space

Background material

A compilation of profiles and technical reports
which has informed the draft District Plans.


A compilation of maps
and spatial information.

Information Notes

A series of notes that provide supporting
information on the draft District Plans.


Publications and reports produced
by the Greater Sydney Commission.