Better homes and gardens set for the west
ALMOST 5000 new homes and a $5 million upgrade of parks and streetscapes are set to transform Telopea into a vibrant place to live under a new plan.
The proposal for a new town centre, homes and community centre was unveiled by NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts and Social Housing Minister Pru Goward yesterday.
“This is a growing community and we want to make it a better place to live with a variety of new homes, quality open space and an attractive town centre,” Mr Roberts said.
The development will capitalise on $73.3 billion investment in transport including a light-rail stop at Telopea as part of the new Parramatta line.
“The Parramatta Light Rail will become the catalyst for the renewal of this neighbourhood along the new light rail route,” Mr Roberts said.
Almost 5000 new social, affordable and private homes will be built around the rail stop just 4km from Parramatta.
Ms Goward said the redevelopment of Telopea would increase the supply of social and affordable housing in the area.
“Telopea will be the next major Communities Plus precinct, with a mix of brand new social, affordable and private dwellings.”
About 30 per cent of the new dwellings will be set aside for social housing.