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Wilton and Macarthur set to become growth areas 

Wilton and Macarthur set to become growth areas 

 

The Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW has commended the state’s Minister for Planning, Rob Stokes, after he announced plans for a new growth community at Wilton New Town in Western Sydney as well as new land release areas in Menangle Park and Mount Gilead.

UDIA NSW chief Stephen Albin says Western Sydney is experiencing unprecedented growth, and is expected to grow to be the size of Adelaide within a few decades.

“Growth areas such as Wilton and Macarthur will provide critical housing and infrastructure to create more liveable, affordable and connected cities,” he says.

“This land release can only be good for housing affordability and enable new communities to grow in Western Sydney.”

Albin goes on to explain that Western Sydney is growing exponentially, and new land release is “essential” for housing supply in what’s going to be “a bustling employment hub”.

The Wilton New Town will have its own town centre and room for around 16,000 homes over the next 30 years, while the Greater Macarthur Priority Growth Area, also incorporating new land release areas of Menangle Park and Mount Gilead, will accommodate 35,000 new homes.

Watch this space for the release of detailed plans for these new towns for community and industry consultation.

 

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