Housing projections place Liverpool at the heart of growth

An additional 12,750 are forecast to be built in Liverpool in the next five years. Picture: Simon Bennett
An additional 12,750 are forecast to be built in Liverpool in the next five years. Picture: Simon Bennett

More than 12,000 additional dwelling are forecast to be built in Liverpool in the next five years according to the release of new housing projections from the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

Property Council of Australia's Western Sydney Regional Director Ross Grove said western Sydney councils are expected to accommodate two thirds of Sydney's new dwellings over the next five years with Liverpool (12,750) ranked fourth among Sydney councils. Blacktown (18,700) and Paramatta (17,800) occupy the top two spots

"The emerging centres in western Sydney are undergoing a rapid transformation. We're seeing shift in perceptions about the region and residents have every reason to be excited about the future that awaits," he said.

"These figures underscore the need for state and federal governments to stay the course on planned infrastructure investment, and to redouble their efforts to promote greater employment in the region.

"The Western Sydney Aerotropolis and the growing commercial centres at Parramatta and Liverpool are central to boosting local jobs, reducing commute times and reshaping perceptions about the lifestyle options available in our region."