Up to 171,000 new homes will be built under the NSW Government’s new plans to address Sydney’s housing crisis.
NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Brad Hazzard visited Box Hill in North West Sydney last weekend to unveil sites in 31 new and existing suburbs with capacity for 111,700 homes.
Dubbed ‘Super Saturday’, the Premier also announced the investigation of a further 13 sites with the potential for an extra 60,000 homes.
This makes it the biggest ever housing supply program in the State’s history.
“This massive program will see a wide range of housing types built to suit all budgets in existing suburbs and in new release areas – with jobs, shops, schools, parks and transport all close by,” said Mr O’Farrell.
“We understand people are concerned about rising housing costs in Sydney and the delivery of these tens-of-thousands of new homes will assist in improving housing affordability.”
Included in the plan is:
- 30,000 new homes proposed for North Ryde, Epping, Macquarie Park, Randwick, Maroubra, Homebush, Auburn and Mascot under new urban activation precincts.
- 27,400 new homes around the eight new railway stations along the North West Rail Link;
- Immediate action to progress seven outer suburban greenfield sites with potential for 15,850 homes
- Rezoning land for 30,250 new homes across five precincts near the new North West and South West Rail Links.
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