SOUTH-west Sydney will see more 16,000 new homes and a boost to parkland, as Glenfield, Leppington and Lowes Creek Maryland are rezoned.
The rezoning by the NSW Government is targeting in key growth areas that have been identified for their potential to unlock housing supply.
“We’ve responded to the increased demand for greenfield housing as a result of the pandemic by accelerating these rezonings,” said Rob Stokes, minister for planning and public spaces.
In rezoning Leppington Precinct stages two and five, 2,400 new potential homes will be released to supply, with Lowes Creek Maryland allowing for around 7,000 homes for 20,000 people.
The Glenfield Precinct Place Strategy is also being finalised by the government and is expected to boost housing supply by 7,000 homes, while also creating 2,900 new jobs.
Glenfield will also feature 43-hectares of new parkland, including walking and cycling trails and playspaces on the banks of the Georges River, as part of the Parks for People Program.
“Sydney’s south-west is booming and Glenfield Parklands will become a treasured public space, designed to complement its stunning bushland scenery and rural surrounds,” said Stokes.
In addition to Glenfield Parklands, a further 32-hectares has been secured for future development as part of the Glenfield Place Strategy, while 62-hectares have been secured for Lowes Creek Maryland and 16 for Leppington.
Leppington is well placed for new homes, as it sits in the South West Growth Area and has high levels of access to public transport links.
While Lowes Creek Maryland, also in the South West Growth Area, sits not only 5km from the Oran Park Town Centre, 47km from the Parramatta CBD, but is also only 8km from the future Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
The NSW government has also endorsed Camden Council’s Local Housing Strategy, which will allow the council to work towards meeting the future housing needs of its community.
“This is a significant step towards delivering a strong housing pipeline that supports new homes in the right locations with the right services,” said Peter Sidgreaves, member for Camden.
“The LHS ensures the community knows exactly where growth is planned and the types of housing to be delivered,” he added.