SUBURBS potentially housing up to 20,000 residents will be created through land releases and rezonings near the new Cudgegong Road Railway Station, Planning Minister Rob Stokes announced last week.
According to the Minister, the new housing will be supported by appropriate infrastructure including schools and community facilities, as well as open space. Many future residents will be within walking distance of the new railway station.
Mr Stokes announced the NSW Government would:
- Immediately rezone land for 3,500 new homes and 34 hectares of open space for a new community in Riverstone East Stages 1 and 2;
- Plan ahead for a Stage 3 Riverstone East rezoning at a later date to provide a further 2,300 new homes;
- Immediately rezone land from light industrial to business park and residential uses in Box Hill Industrial to create a new Enterprise Corridor, 224 new homes and 3.3 hectares of open space; and
- Release land for new homes at West Schofields years ahead of schedule, potentially allowing at least 2,000 home sites.
The precinct is being rezoned in stages to ensure infrastructure is in place before housing development commences.
"Families moving into Riverstone East will have access to a new primary school, community centre, upgrades to major roads and easy access to a new train station on the Sydney Metro Northwest, Australia's largest public transport project," Mr Stokes said.
"Frames will start going up for new homes in the first two stages from next year which is great news for people wanting to break into the Sydney housing market," Mr Stokes said.
Stage Three of Riverstone East will be rezoned at a later date, and once complete, will provide an additional 2,300 new homes.
The NSW Government also announced that new homes will be able to be built in West Schofields years ahead of schedule.
"The agreement with CSR Limited means that detailed planning for the whole of the West Schofields Precinct will begin ahead of schedule," said Member for Riverstone Kevin Connolly.
"The NSW Government's intention is to release the remainder of the West Schofields precinct subject to consultation with Blacktown City Council, which is already underway."