Minister for Planning Pru Goward today announced the NSW Government has paved the way for a brand new suburb alongside the $2.1 billion South West Rail Link.
In a win for Western Sydney, up to 1,150 new homes will be built close to the brand new Leppington Station and alongside local road upgrades, following the approval of a major new rezoning near Liverpool today.
Ms Goward said the NSW Government is transforming Western Sydney – already an economic powerhouse for NSW – with more homes, better transport services and more jobs.
“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.
“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,” Ms Goward said.
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.
Today’s rezoning finalises the broader East Leppington Precinct which in total will deliver up to 4,450 new dwellings for around 14,700 residents.
Other parts of the precinct in Camden and Campbelltown council areas were rezoned in March 2013 to provide 3,300 new dwellings.
Further information, including the final Precinct Planning Package, is available at www.planning.nsw.gov.au.