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Sydney farmland to alleviate housing shortage

By Staff Reporter
23 July 2009 | 1 minute read

In a bid to ease Sydney’s housing shortage, farms and rural lands will be carved up into at least five new suburbs.

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The state’s planning minister Kristina Keneally yesterday revealed the government’s push to re-zone 3,300ha in The Hills, Blacktown, Liverpool and Camden to create new suburbs.

However real estate agents fear the subdivided land, which would sell for $200,000 a piece, would not be built with enough sewerage, power or roads.

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