Families will soon have the opportunity to call South East Wilton home after Walker Corporation and Risland Australia agreed to join forces to deliver the first stage of a new suburb in Sydney’s south west.
This exciting new partnership will ensure the delivery of the first 700 homes of a thriving new community and provide much-needed infrastructure, including a full reconstruction of the Picton Road and Pembroke Parade intersection, a $4.5 million upgrade to Wilton Recreational Reserve and three new community parks and open spaces.
Walker Corporation Senior Development Manager Oliver Roborgh said Risland had a strong track record with infrastructure delivery and local community development and would bring significant capability and expertise to South East Wilton.
“Walker Corporation has been a part of Wollondilly communities for more than a decade and we are committed to ensuring we deliver quality housing and infrastructure that people in Wilton deserve,” Mr Roborgh said.
“Our joint vision for South East Wilton’s first stage is to create a real sense of community, where families can live, work, play and grow.
“We will continue to work closely with Risland Australia, Wollondilly Council, the Wilton community and the wider Wollondilly community, to ensure we deliver the vital infrastructure needed to make this new community of South East Wilton a success.”
One of the benefits of the partnership is the capability and expertise that Risland Australia brings to South East Wilton, enabling the delivery of key infrastructure.
Risland Australia General Manager Communities, Paul Irwin, said: “It is exciting to be building a new neighbourhood and community from the ground up and also a great responsibility that we take very seriously.
“We want to deliver something really special for this community and having the opportunity to partner with a company with the reputation and strong local community presence of Walker Corporation is just fantastic.
“This is a long-term project for us, a generational project that will continue long after the last brick has been laid. Risland is with the Wilton community for the long-term and we want to create a unique place that people will love to call home for years to come.
“This is also a vital project for the people of Wollondilly and South West Sydney and we are confident they will be very happy with the end result.”
The key public infrastructure projects that will be delivered across all six stages of South East Wilton will include projects for public transport, social infrastructure, biodiversity and key road upgrades such as the Picton Road and Hume Highway interchange.
Some of these key projects to be delivered as part of South East Wilton development will include:
- Picton Road overbridge at Almond Street
- Picton Road overbridge at Janderra Lane
- 170,000 square metres of public space and district sports fields
The NSW Department of Education will also deliver a new primary school on land in South East Wilton that will be reserved for this purpose.
Construction of South East Wilton’s first stage is set to begin by mid-2020 with works to initially focus on the Picton Pembroke Parade intersection. South East Wilton, located 80 kilometres south west of Sydney, is within the NSW Government’s declared growth area and aligns with the Government’s regional, district and future transport plans.