We are working with local councils and communities to help provide new homes in the north west of Sydney that are close to jobs, parks, schools and services.
Releasing more land for housing will mean Sydneysiders have access to a range of homes that suit different needs, budgets and lifestyle choices. It also helps to place downward pressure on housing prices. We have also recently updated the minimum lot sizes for semi-detached dwellings in the priority growth areas so that we can provide more housing choice and cater to different needs.
New communities are growing in areas like Alex Avenue, Riverstone and Marsden Park. We are also currently planning for new communities in Marsden Park North and West Schofields (Part) and are now inviting feedback on the draft precinct plan for Vineyard (Stage 1).
Precincts like the Sydney Business Park and Marsden Park Industrial, will help to create local jobs for people living in the area, and the Sydney Metro Northwest Priority Urban Renewal Corridor will also provide access to jobs at Norwest, Rouse Hill and Macquarie Park.
The Government has also committed considerable investment in trains and roads to support this new housing, including the Schofields Road upgrade, Richmond Road upgrade and Sydney Metro Northwest Priority Urban Renewal Corridor.
Our work will take a coordinated approach to the planning and funding of essential infrastructure and services like water mains, sewer carriers and main roads. For example, new schools with adjoining playing fields are planned for growing communities like The Ponds in Alex Avenue, which opened in 2015.
Detailed planning has been finalised at Riverstone East (stages 1 and 2), Box Hill and Box Hill Industrial, Colebee, Cudgegong Road Station, Townson Road (part), North Kellyville, Riverstone West and Schofields.