UrbanGrowth NSW has officially completed Penrith’s newest suburb, Caddens, now home to 660 people.
While some homes are still under construction, the parks and community facilities are all completed and already being enjoyed by new residents, other Penrith locals and visitors alike. These include cycle and pedestrian pathways, a playground and BBQ area, and the stunning Roger Nethercote Park, which offers views across the district and to the Blue Mountains.
Caddens lies in the hills behind the Kingswood Campus of the University of Western Sydney, just off the M4 and close to Kingswood and Werrington train stations.
It is part of Penrith Council’s Werrington Enterprise Living and Learning (WELL) Precinct, which straddles the Great Western Highway, and includes the University of Western Sydney and TAFE, putting residents within reach of education, living and employment opportunities.
“UrbanGrowth NSW is delighted to have been able to complete Caddens ahead of schedule, delivering quality new homes and community facilities in a picturesque, undulating landscape,” said UrbanGrowth NSW Acting Head of Western Sydney Projects Portfolio, Matthew Beggs.
“The success of Caddens reflects the demand for new housing within close reach to transport and facilities that also offers plenty of open space.
“Buyers were attracted by the larger lots sizes, the mountain and rural views, as well as easy access to Penrith city centre, shops and schools.”
Caddens is expected to be fully occupied by the end of 2016, when it will be home to around 1000 people, including first homebuyers Sam and Rebecca McDonough.
“It’s nice and close to everything,” Mr McDonough said. “The kids can walk to school from here and, for later on, the university is just up the road. We’ll be close to train stations and buses and will have easy access to the M4 and the Great Western Highway. It’s fantastic!”
The family move into their new home in eight weeks. In the meantime, they’ve been getting to know their new neighbourhood from its network of walking paths and the hill top vantage point of Roger Nethercote Park.
UrbanGrowth NSW has invested more than $50 million in planning and delivering the Caddens community since the land was rezoned in 2009.
Caddens is part of a network of communities UrbanGrowth NSW has delivered in Western Sydney and in the Penrith region, including the highly successful masterplanned community of Thornton in North Penrith.