New communities to help provide job and housing boost

January 14, 2019 by  

The Victorian government has announced a new boost in the supply of land dedicated to affordable housing north of Tullamarine.

Two new communities, Lancefield Road and Sunbury South, have recently been approved paving the way for 19,000 homes as well as an estimated 6,000 jobs located near trains, schools and updated roads. The gradual development of these communities will extend over two decades with the construction of 1,000 new homes, with the expected completion date of the home being within five years.

Tim Pallas, the Acting Premier, was excited that the government was able to provide these additional lots saying:

“This increase in supply is also a boost to the construction industry, creating jobs in the growth corridors, as well as in established suburbs. This will ensure there is plenty of new housing coming to market to stay ahead of population growth and make new homes close to jobs, services and schools as affordable as possible.”

Sunbury South and Lancefield Road communities will also enjoy their own facilities with plans to include emergency and health services, four town centres, a prep-to-12 school, two secondary schools and six primary schools. Print shops can offer a number of services, such as graphic design and flyer printing, that can help projects in the planning stages.

In addition to housing on the 2,800 hectare parcel of land, there will also be a large section of open space including a reserve at Redstone Hill, a new conservation network straddling the Jackson Creek corridor and a new regional park.

The open space will make up near 40% of the new communities.