Initial plans for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis have been released, providing a blueprint for how land at the 11,200-hectare site will be used.
The draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan outlines the long-term vision for the region around the airport, with plans for it to be divided into ten precincts that will allow for flexible land uses, including agribusiness, commercial, residential, advanced industries, and research and development.
Six of these precincts will be the focus of initial zoning changes, with hopes that these will be completed by mid-2020.
The Agribusiness, Badgerys Creek and Mamre Road precincts have been identified as offering the most potential and will be “brought forward as initial precincts to help create early employment opportunities and better coordinate infrastructure planning” the report says.
The aerotropolis provides a massive opportunity for western Sydney and as such it’s critical that planning is done right and that the local community gets the opportunity to provide their feedback.
Once complete, the aerotropolis is set to be a 24/7 economic hub that will contribute to significant job growth in Western Sydney in industries such as defence and aerospace, advanced manufacturing, technology, agribusiness, health, education, research and tourism.
The new city will also provide vibrant urban centres and be surrounded by large regional parks and an expansive network of green and blue corridors. It’s set to be a true city of the future and will reshape the Western Sydney we know today.
The draft planning documents for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis will be on exhibition until 28 February 2020.
You can find them by clicking here.