MORE than 1630 new residential lots were approved by Blacktown Council during 2013-14.
They were approved in Bungarribee, Ropes Crossing, Stonecutters Ridge and Colebee, The Ponds, Riverstone, Alex Avenue, Schofields and Marsden Park.
The city’s population is expected to reach 500,000 by 2036.
“This strong level of growth reinforces Blacktown’s leadership role in housing Sydney’s population,” mayor Len Robinson said.
More lots will be created in the North West Growth Centre when the precinct planning is completed.
The state government recently released land in Riverstone East and Marsden Park North precincts in the growth centre.
The growth centre will provide an additional 50,000 residential lots, accommodating more than 130,000 people in Blacktown city.
Blacktown city is home to more than 325,000 people.
It is the largest local government area by population in NSW and the fourth-largest in Australia.
The Blacktown local government area has welcomed 7000 new residents in the past year.
The council says it is committed to delivering infrastructure, services and leadership to accommodate the city’s growth.