Bet­ter homes and gar­dens set for the west

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Project Sydney - MATTHEW BENNS

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.

An­thony Roberts.

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