More Jobs, Homes and Public Spaces

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue has commended the State Government’s plans to provide more homes, jobs and better public spaces to support the rapidly growing south-west Sydney region.

As part of the Glenfield to Macarthur Urban Renewal Corridor Strategy, the Minister for Planning, the Hon. Rob Stokes has outlined a proposal aimed at revitalising areas located along the seven-railway-station precinct, through the development of high-rise, retail and employment opportunities.

“South-west Sydney is one of the fastest growing regions in the country and over the next 15 years is expected to house a further 464,000 people, with an additional 100,000 jobs required, to support this growth,” Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue Manager, Adam Leto said.

“One of the key aims of this strategy is to provide more homes and jobs closer to railway stations in the south-west – which will help address the jobs deficit in Western Sydney – and also help relieve congestion on our already over-burdened city-bound transport networks.

“The days of planning that is centred around funnelling workers into the CBD are well and truly over, which is hardly surprising when you consider the growth and number of smart-jobs being created closer to people’s homes in places such as Liverpool, Parramatta and Penrith.” 

Mr Leto added that the urban renewal opportunities were not limited to the south-west, with the Olympic Corridor, a 1600 hectare precinct stretching from Westmead to Strathfield and Rhodes,  capable of addressing Sydney’s housing shortage with 107,000 new homes and also providing 230,000 new jobs for the growing labour market.  

Community input is still being sought on the Glenfield to Macarthur Urban Renewal Corridor, for more information visit http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/glenfieldtomacarthur