NEW South Wales Planning and Infrastructure Minister, Brad Hazzard, last week announced that the rezoning of land for 2,500 dwellings in Sydney's North West Growth Centre has been approved.
Known as Area 20, the land includes part of the proposed route for the North West Rail Link and is bordered by Riverstone East, Rouse Hill and The Ponds.
Planning for the precinct makes provisions for the North West Rail Link corridor and a new station at Cudgegong Road, Mr Hazzard said.
"The railway station will be linked to the award-winning Rouse Hill Town Centre and include a commuter car park and a future stabling yard."
The precinct also includes provisions for low, medium and high density residential housing, six hectares of light industrial land and 19 hectares of recreation space.
The Minister said 250 square metre minimum lot sizes would provide for housing diversity, adding that it is something which has been asked for by builders and developers.
"We expect that there will be very strong demand for new houses in this area given the Government's fast-tracking of the North West Rail Link," Mr Hazzard said.
He said the government has a growing reputation of providing land for new homes across Sydney, having paved the way for the construction of more than 30,000 new dwellings across the city, including 10,000 dwellings at Marsden Park and 3,000 at Catherine Fields.
The North West rail link, a 23-kilometre rail line between Epping and Rouse Hill, includes the construction of six new stations at Cherrybrook (Franklin Road), Castle Hill, The Hills Centre, Norwest Business Park, Kellyville (Burns Road) and Rouse Hill.