The NSW Government is planning to establish a brand new suburb alongside the $2.1 billion South West Rail Link in Western Sydney.

According to Minister for Planning Pru Goward, up to 1,150 new homes will be built close to the brand new Leppington Station and alongside local road upgrades, following the approval of a major new rezoning near Liverpool.

The NSW Government’s initiative aims to transform Western Sydney with more homes, better transport services and more jobs. Ms Goward explained that the new homes at East Leppington will be located near the Western Sydney Employment Area, which will eventually generate more than 56,000 jobs over the next 30 years.

The delivery of essential infrastructure is already underway on a number of projects including: Widening of Camden Valley Way to four lanes; Widening of Denham Court Road to four lanes within the East Leppington Precinct; Wastewater infrastructure including sewer pipes and a pumping station; and, an electricity substation.

The latest rezoning finalises the broader East Leppington Precinct, which will deliver up to 4,450 new dwellings for around 14,700 residents. Other parts of the precinct in Camden and Campbelltown council areas were rezoned in March 2013 to provide 3,300 new dwellings.