This Sydney Suburb Is Preparing To Double Its Population

A “pretty soulless” area.

This Sydney Suburb Is Preparing To Double Its Population

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A new apartment development plan that was released on Monday shows that an area of Sydney is set to double its population in 15 years.

Labelled a “pretty soulless” area, St Leonards (located in Sydney’s lower north shore) is tipped to become the “new Chatswood”.

Plans will see the suburb transform into a dynamic residential suburb that will likely be filled with plenty of restaurants, a new Metro station and more apartments.

Developers have started working on the 526 new apartments that will be built over two towers and named “St Leonards Square”. 

NSW Transport and Infrastructure Minister, Andrew Constance, said: “We’ve seen too often across this city, a high concentration of apartment living being put in without appropriate mass transport around the development; you only need to point to South Sydney near Green Square for that to show.

“But this suburb’s rail network serving these new apartments will allow people to get in and out of town within a matter of minutes, which will be very exciting for residents. There’ll be a train on their doorstep every four minutes.”

As a result of this, the population of St Leonards is expected to double in the next 15 years.

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