More than 1,100 homes will be built in Western Sydney close to the brand new Leppington Station and alongside local road upgrades, following the approval of a major new rezoning near Liverpool.
Minister for Planning Pru Goward said the NSW Government is transforming Western Sydney with more homes, better transport services and more jobs in what she describes as an economic powerhouse for the region.
“The new homes at East Leppington are near the Western Sydney Employment Area which will eventually be home to more than 56,000 jobs over the next thirty years,” she said.
“Bringing more homes onto the housing market improves housing affordability, which places downward pressure on prices for everyone – especially in high demand areas in Western Sydney.”
Plans for the precinct include protection of native vegetation and creation of new parks, a pedestrian pathway and cycle links.
The delivery of essential infrastructure is already underway on a number of projects including widening of Camden Valley Way to four lanes, widening of Denham Court Road to four lanes within the East Leppington Precinct, wastewater infrastructure including sewer pipes and a pumping station and an electricity substation.
The rezoning finalises the broader East Leppington Precinct which in total will deliver up to 4,450 new dwellings for around 14,700 residents.
The precinct is located 40 kilometres from Sydney's CBD with much of the development area formerly being single owned rural property.
Other key infrastructure being implemented into the area include 1,500 square metres of retail space, primary school, walking and cycling paths along major roads and a conservation space of 2.5 hectares of environmentally sensitive land.
Other parts of the precinct in Camden and Campbelltown council areas were rezoned in March 2013 to provide 3,300 new dwellings.