10 Nov 2011
Austral and Leppington North could one day become popular urban hubs if new plans for the region get underway.
There are currently plans to develop two precincts in the rural regions, one of them being a major town centre, which according to Planning and Infrastructure Minister Brad Hazzard, could end up serving a community close to the size of Canberra once complete.
The new Leppington Major Centre would be serviced by the new Leppington railway station that is set to open in 2016 as part of the South West Rail Link and plans for the area also include a new TAFE, a regional healthcare facility and a business park and light-industrial zone. There are also plans for new housing, green space, schools and much more.
Once the Leppington Major Centre is developed it’s hoped that it will help create up to 13,000 more local jobs and accommodate more than 50,000 new residents.
The Leppington development is obviously still in its planning phases though and there will be a number of sessions being held this month for local residents to attend if they want to find out more about the development. Local residents are also encouraged to write submissions and give feedback on the current plans.