The Affordable Development category was this year awarded to Thornton by UrbanGrowth NSW.
Thornton in North Penrith introduces Western Sydney home buyers to a diverse mix of new housing types at an affordable price, without compromising on quality.
Conceived as part of the UrbanGrowth NSW 21st Century Living initiative, Thornton offers compact housing on lots that range from 150m2 to 350m² and have high levels of comfort and amenity.
Sale prices for dwellings in Stage 1 range from $330,000 for a two bedroom apartment to $640,000 for a four bedroom home.
Most Thornton three and four bedroom dwellings are priced from $430,000 to $530,000.
Housing options include single-storey detached homes on small lots; detached dwellings with one or more walls adjoining the boundary with the next lot; terraces and townhouses; duplexes or triplexes.
Secondary dwelling options are also available such as garage-top studio apartments or loft apartments. Housing that is speciﬁcally designed for people with disabilities is also on offer.
To deliver this range of housing at an appropriate price point for the market, UrbanGrowth NSW worked closely with the home building industry to create homes in a cost effective way.
The diverse housing styles and affordable prices available proved popular with more than 4000 people visiting the sales office in the first two months of opening.
When complete in 2019, Thornton will comprise about 1000 dwellings, 15,000m2 of commercial and retail floor space and seven hectares of recreational space.