THE NSW government is proposing planning changes in Sydney's North West and South West Growth Centres to increase housing choice.
Submissions close on October 14.
"We want to ensure the North West and South West Growth Centres - which will be home to 500,000 people over the next 25 years - provide the range of housing types that the community desires, including terraces, small homes and even 'Fonzie flats'," Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Brad Hazzard said with reference to studio dwellings located above garages that can be sold separately.
If adopted the changes would also facilitate:
■ townhouse and villa-style housing;
■ the introduction of Manor Homes on corner lots; This is a large two-storey home but actually contains four separate units;
■ standard minimum lot sizes of 225 square metres in low-density areas, compared to 250 to 360 sqm at present; and
■ varying the minimum lot size down to 125 sqm in areas capable of supporting higher densities.
The North West Growth Centre is within the boundaries of three councils: The Hills, Blacktown and Hawkesbury.
■ View a gallery of development as it happens: hillsnews.com.au/story/1623586/north-kellyvilles-growth-in-pictures/?cs=1706