Civil and subdivision works have started at the future site of Wilton's new $1.5 billion master-planned community.
Wilton Greens spans 433 hectares and will eventually be made up of 3,600 land parcels with a variety of housing types.
The Risland Australia (Risland) project features two employment hubs, a local neighbourhood centre, seven large parks and playgrounds, several kilometres of cycle paths and 8.5 hectares of open spaces.
Risland general manger of projects NSW Paul Irwin said it had taken several years to reach this important milestone.
"Years have been spent working with Wollondilly Council and key stakeholders to deliver a self-contained neighbourhood that will eventually be home to over 12,000 residents," he said.
"Wilton Greens is Risland's first major masterplanned community in New South Wales, following a successful launch three years ago for Windermere Estate located in Victoria's Mambourin.
"We have partnered with many of Australia's most respected businesses to help us deliver our vision of creating one of New South Wales' flagship masterplanned communities."
Civil contractor TRN Group was awarded a contract for civil infrastructure and subdivision works for the first 263 land parcels.
"Hundreds of jobs are being created for local businesses before, during and after construction for this project," Mr Irwin said.
"TRN, a local family-owned company, was chosen to deliver stage one because the business has a long and successful track record in delivering large scale high-quality community projects in western Sydney."
Wilton Greens sales manger Tim Clarke said there had been huge early interest in the project with more than 300 land parcels sold to date.
"Many purchasers have appreciated the unique position of Wilton Greens which provides the convenience of close proximity to community amenities, jobs and green open spaces," he said.
"The development's direct main road access to Illawarra, the Southern Highlands and Wollongong's beaches has made it a very appealing purchasing proposition."
As part of Wilton's 2040 vision according to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, A Plan for the Wilton Growth Area, state and federal governments are planning to invest billions of dollars into the region.
Highlights of the government's plan include $7 billion to be spent on economic development, a 200-hectare new town centre, $632 million to complete Campbelltown Hospital's redevelopment, NBN full fibre to the home connectivity for 'work from home' and remote access, $178.5 million for transport and new infrastructure in the area, two new proposed primary schools and 15,000 permanent jobs including retail, education and health.
Details: wiltongreens.com.au or call 133 188.