A new suburb in Sydney's north-west is finalising
planning agreements with the NSW State Government, with plans to build over 4,000 new homes in the area.
The Box Hill North master-planned development is located near Rouse Hill, and will be built around a huge 4 hectare man-made lake. The site will include a primary school, town centre, retail outlets, commercial businesses, sporting fields and parks.
Developers E.J Cooper & Son Pty Ltd submitted their plan, saying opportunity would assist in the delivery of the State Government's Draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney 2031. The possible 4,000 new dwellings would contribute to the 545,000 target by 2031 the Government outlined in their document.
The proposal entails bringing forward key infrastructure at no cost to the Government, with developers privately funding the community as well as contributing an additional $16 million towards future upgrades of Windsor Road.
Local MP Ray Williams spoke with the Rouse Hill Times saying he believed the development would be a great benefit to the area with home owners able to choose from a number of different packages.
"I think that's one of the great features of this development, there is something for everyone," Mr Williams said.
"When you get this sort of choice in the market it keeps downward pressure across the entire housing type.""The other great feature is that even if young families purchase a smaller town house or apartment, they will be situated around recreational open space which is needed for passive recreation, not to mention the four-hectare lake which provides water front views to some properties and close to the town centre and facilities," he said.
"It's a really well-planned urban development."