Thrive Press Room
Housing Affordability, Sustainability and Innovation
From the office of the Honourable Anthony Roberts
Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing, Special Minister of State
Planning and Housing Minister, Anthony Roberts, was in Marsden Park today to cut the ribbon on a new, innovative display home on Stockland’s Elara housing estate.
“Marsden Park, part of Greater Sydney’s North West Growth Area, is becoming an increasingly popular place for people and businesses to call home.
“The new community at Marsden Park will see up to 10,300 new homes and local amenities close to transport including a new town centre and two village centres.
“Residents will benefit from thirteen brand new playing fields and more useable open space proposed for the area, and the new playing fields, public parks and the local centres will be easily accessible via new pathways and cycleways,” he said.
Mr Roberts said the new homes sought to offer residents, including first time buyers, affordable and sustainable housing options.
“This development is in a key growth area for Greater Sydney and its vital that we ensure a range of housing options are available for people,” he said.
Matthew Ramaley, Rawson Group Managing Director and CEO said the new homes have a NatHERS rating of 7 Star Energy Rating and would be available for around $250,000 (excluding land).
“Our Energy Saver Range includes innovative homes aimed at the first homebuyer market and hits an affordable price point of circa $250,000 for four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a two-car garage and an alfresco area.
“We are displaying the Aria 22 home with a 6kW solar system, which could take an average family off the grid,” he said.
Mr Roberts said more than 1,300 new homes had been built in the Marsden Park Precinct since it was rezoned in 2013.
“Marsden Park is attracting more and more families and businesses and we’re investing in infrastructure to support that growth.
“We’re working with developers and Council on major road upgrades, including Richmond Road, and we’re investing in schools, open space and improved transport connections.
“As recently as October last year I also announced approval for a $128 million warehousing and distribution facility within the Marsden Park Industrial Precinct, set to create more than 650 jobs,” he said.
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