The initial planning documents for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis have been released and the local community is being invited to have their say.
The documents include rezoning of 11,200-hectares of land around the Western Sydney Airport, to take advantage of the new economic opportunities it will bring to the region.
There are plans for nine new precincts, three of which will be the focus of initial planning and provide the impetus for the area’s growth. They include the “Aerotropolis Core” and the “Northern Gateway” precincts, located at the centre of the Aerotropolis, and the “South Creek” precinct, which will act as a green spine through the area.
These initial precincts will benefit from several key pieces of transport infrastructure already in the pipeline, particularly the North–South Rail Link, which will provide a link from St Marys to the Aerotropolis Core via the Western Sydney Airport.
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s executive director of Western Sydney and Aerotropolis activation, Brett Whitworth has said that the Aerotropolis will be a “catalyst for growth in Western Sydney” and will provide “the potential to provide up to 60,000 homes and contribute to 200,000 new jobs”.
“The Aerotropolis will be Sydney’s newest economic hub, helping to realise the vision of a 30-minute city, where people live close to jobs, schools, health and cultural amenities,” he said.
“Innovative planning for the land surrounding Sydney’s new 24-hour airport is critical to its success.
“Our department, working collaboratively with our city deal partners, wants to ensure the community has plenty of opportunity to help determine how we deliver a resilient and vibrant Aerotropolis.”
The first stage Land Use Infrastructure Implementation Plan is on exhibition now until October 12.
Those interested in learning more about the plans can head to a community drop-in session at the Bringelly Community Centre on September 15 from 10am to 1pm. This will provide people with a chance to chat about the plans with expert planners.
The plans can also be viewed online at planning.nsw.gov.au/aerotropolis where you can provide your feedback.