Friday, 18 May 2012

NSW Confirmed two precincts to be rezoned

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NSW Confirmed two precincts to be rezoned

16 May, 2012 12:00 AM

AUSTRAL and Leppington North are expected to be rezoned later this year.The two precincts were released for planning in late 2009.

This followed a public exhibition period that closed last December, when people could comment on the future urban development planned for the area.

Paul Robilliard, of the Department of Planning and Infrastructure, and the precinct's project manager, recently made a presentation at the monthly Liverpool Chamber of Commerce meeting.

He showed the business professionals some of the things they have in store for the two precincts.
"All together there will be potential for 16,500 homes in Austral and Leppington North," he said.

"It will be another township the size of Wagga Wagga."

He said the Leppington Major Town Centre will attract about 13,000 jobs and will include a TAFE and a major health facility.

There will also be a community centre, a 55-hectare light-industrial zoned area and a 70- to 75-hectare business park with 120,000 square metres of retail and mixed-business floor space.

One person in the audience suggested that they should emulate the Norwest Business Park in the new precincts.

Mr Robilliard said they hoped the precincts would attract more white-collar employment opportunities in the south-west Sydney region.

He said there was an infrastructure-delivery plan for the area.

"The town centre isn't going to just spring out of the ground overnight," he said.

"The South West Rail Link is scheduled to be completed by the year 2016 as well as the Camden Valley Way upgrade.

"The Bringelly Road upgrade will start post-2016."

He said if anyone had seen the rail-link construction site it was obvious that it was steaming ahead.
Mr Robilliard also told the businesses that there was a long-term strategy on behalf of Sydney Water for three sewerage plants in the South West Growth Centre in the future.

There could potentially be two new sewerage plants on Elizabeth Drive and another at Lowes Creek.

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