The Department of Planning and Environment has approved the development of a new master planned community in Wilton, in Sydney’s south west.

The 20-year plan for South East Wilton will create a new suburb around a village centre with a potential new primary school and community facilities in the southern part of the proposed Wilton New Town, according to Brendan Nelson, deputy secretary of planning and design.

“Wilton is ideally located with its connections to Greater Macarthur, the proposed Western Sydney Airport, the Southern Highlands and Wollongong, creating opportunities for homes within easy distance to job centres. With planning for the Wilton New Town already underway, more quality jobs will also be created locally," says Nelson.

The new community will have a range of housing types, from homes on larger blocks and smaller blocks, to medium-density homes around the village centre. 

Infrastructure will also be provided at no cost to government, and the Department is working closely with Transport for NSW to ensure enhanced bus services will provide public transport for residents in the initial stages of Wilton's development. 

The plan will provide 3,600 new homes for 9,600 future residents and 1,900 new local and construction jobs.