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Article of Interest posted 15th May 2018
40,000 homes on the way as region booms
Daniel Zautsen and Daniel McGookin, Macarthur Chronicle Campbelltown
November 27, 2017 3:54pm
If you thought the Macarthur region was booming already, then think again.
Large chunks of Macarthur’s rural landscape were last week confirmed for major development, bringing with them over 40,000 new homes.
The centrepiece of last week’s announcements came with a 1500ha land release at South Creek West, which will double the population of the Camden LGA.
The land release, encompassing about 7.5 per cent of the local government area, will include 30,000 homes.
Camden currently is home to 26,000 dwellings. Urban Taskforce NSW backed the land release as a key driver in addressing Sydney’s housing affordability crisis.
A spokesman for the organisation said infrastructure would need to be provided alongside the development.
“The provision of timely infrastructure is also critical to ensure that South Creek West community is amenable and accessible,” he said.
“The South West Rail Link should be extended to service this area and will allow future residents to access jobs and services.”
Meanwhile at Menangle Park, 958ha was rezoned enabling developer Landcom to build 3000 new homes, with a new town centre, public school, commercial and retail land and community facilities.
Department of Planning and Environment director for regions Steve Murray said the land release would create a vibrant new community.
“There will also be improved bus services and the Menangle Park railway station has connections to Campbelltown, and then on to the Sydney CBD,” he said.
“There are also plans for new pedestrian links and cycleways to encourage healthy and active ways of getting around town.”
Residents of Menangle’s Station St precinct are also set to find out by the end of the week whether a Mirvac proposal to build 5000 homes in the area is likely to go ahead.
The Sydney South West Planning Panel will make a decision on Thursday whether to rezone the rural land around the precinct following consultation with the Greater Sydney Commission on how the proposal fits in with their plans for the region. The first stage of a proposed super-town at Wilton has also gone on public exhibition. The draft plan for the first stage of Wilton New Town would see 5600 new homes built.
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