New Sydney suburb to be home for 30,000

There are plans to rezone enough land for nearly 30,000 new residents in Leppington, an area about 50 kilometres south-west of Sydney’s central business district, according to a recent Sydney Morning Herald article.

The area is currently sparsely populated and home to about 2000 people and semi-rural properties.

Planning Minister, Rob Stokes said the suburb would be built around a range of supporting new infrastructure including new cycleways, parks and schools.

Mr Stokes said the new homes would be a mix of low density apartments, freestanding homes and especially terrace-style houses more like Sydney’s inner-suburbs.

The government intends to release land in five stages, beginning with 2500 homes starting construction in about two years.  A further 6500 will be released in four stages to follow.

Work on supporting infrastructure begins next year.

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