The New South Wales Government approved the first two stages of the West Dapto housing development.
The West Dapto local environment plan provides for about 7,000 new dwellings.
The Member for Shellharbour, Lylea McMahon, says landholders can now start submitting development applications to Wollongong council.
“With stages three and four to be looked at in the future, as the need grows, the total West Dapto [development] will cater for about 16,000 new dwellings,” she said.
“But stages one and two will cater for 6,900.”
Ms McMahon says she has asked Planning Minister Tony Kelly to review the $41,000 developer-levy per property for the development.
“I’ve asked him to look at if there is anything in that plan that can be paid another way or if is it necessary or has been overestimated.”