Box Hill, Vineyard, Schofields and Riverstone are set to see an extra 44,400 new homes developed as part of the state government's 20-year housing plan.
During a visit to Box Hill on Saturday, Premier Barry O'Farrell and Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Brad Hazzard announced plans for more homes and job opportunities. Mr O'Farrell said the plan was about providing for Sydney's future as the north-west sector continued to grow.
"A new approach was needed to deliver the housing Sydney needs and that's why we cut the red tape, released more land and generally boosted confidence for builders and home buyers," Mr O'Farrell said. "This massive program will see a wide range of housing types built to suit all budgets in existing suburbs and in new release areas - with jobs, shops, schools, parks and transport all close by."
Vacant land in Riverstone East, Vineyard and West Schofields has been released for an estimated 8200 new homes. The Box Hill region is expected to see three new primary schools and one new high school built as part of the development, while the finalised plan for Vineyard, Schofields and Riverstone is yet to be completed.
More than 27,000 new homes will be built and 49,500 new jobs created around the eight new stations on the North West Rail Link.
Mr Hazzard said the rezoned areas in the north-west sector were places people wanted to live.
"Today there are cows and paddocks, tomorrow there will be communities and people and jobs," Mr Hazzard said.