In 2021 UDIA’s Building Blocks identified 9 critical enabling infrastructure projects in Greater Western Sydney at a cost close to $500 million to support up to 70,000 dwellings, however while we have seen three of these projects receive funding, there are still up to 40,000 dwellings without that piece of critical enabling infrastructure (water, wastewater, and transport) that are urgently needed to get these lots to market.
We must learn the lessons from the previous poor integration with development and infrastructure, which has occurred at Austral Leppington with wastewater services and the Glenfield Priority Precinct with delivery of a major road.
UDIA NSW calls on the Government to work with industry to resolve these infrastructure growth blockages by providing a constant supply of infrastructure funding to support growth and holding key utility agencies accountable to the precinct planning outcomes.
”UDIA has consistently called for an Urban Development Program to ensure the proper oversight of planning and infrastructure delivery and to ensure that agency integration occurs at both the State and local level. We look forward to working with government to implement these much-needed actions to support the unlocking of the 70,000 homes,’ said Steve Mann, CEO, UDIA NSW.
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