New South Wales

Land for 11,000 dwellings released in Sydney's south-west

THE New South Wales Government has announced the release of land for an additional 11,000 dwellings at Leppington and East Leppington in Sydney's south-west.

Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard said on Saturday that the two precincts will allow for an additional 8000 and 3000 dwellings respectively, with a mix of affordable housing.

He said the release of the land was good news for families who have been struggling to get into the housing market and further evidence that the government is serious about delivering housing and infrastructure for the state.

The Minister added that the O'Farrell Government has laid the foundation for almost 56,000 homes, including the two new precincts at Leppington and East Leppington, in just over six months.

"In total there will be 27,000 new homes and some 90,000 new residents to the catchment of the South West Rail Line and all will have access to the new Leppington Town Centre," Mr Hazzard said.

"Approvals for essential infrastructure such as water and electricity will be fast-tracked during the precinct planning phase."

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