According to one recent news report, more than 150,000 homes are forecast for Sydney in the next four years, with the highest growing suburbs to be Marsden Park, Parramatta and Rouse Hill. But, more than one quarter of suburbs in Sydney will be untouched by this development.
Nigel Gladstone, writing for the Sydney Morning Herald writes, “NSW Department of Planning forecasters estimate between 132,800 and 171,200 new homes will be built in Sydney by 2025, reflecting continued uncertainty due to COVID-19. But no new homes are forecast to be built in 223 Sydney suburbs.
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This underlines the urgency of the work ahead of us in our planning churches in these vital growth areas, and the particular role New Churches for New Communities holds in supporting them.