12 December 2011
While supporting the governments announcement about the addition of two extra stations to the North West Rail Line the Urban Taskforce is calling for more opportunities for new housing to be built around stations.
“The investment of so much money on infrastructure must be used as a stimulus for new housing around stations and along the line.” said Urban Taskforce Chief Executive Chris Johnson.
“The extra two stations is good news, as is the fact that the project is moving towards planning approval but we need an integration between transport planning and housing planning to make the transport viable and to get new housing built.
“Every billion dollars of transport infrastructure expenditure should aim to stimulate the construction of around 10,000 new houses and we should see targets like this incorporated into an integrated planning system in NSW.
The Urban Taskforce is a property development industry group, representing