Call for comment on Western Sydney and Aerotropolis plans
August 21, 2018
The NSW Government has called for comment on the first stage of plans to guide the development of land around the new Western Sydney Airport.
The NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s Executive Director for Western Sydney and Aerotropolis Activation, Brett Whitworth, said the Aerotropolis will be a catalyst for growth in Western Sydney.
“The release of the draft plans provides a unique opportunity to engage the community before development takes place,” Mr Whitworth said.
“The new airport and the surrounding Aerotropolis will be a game-changer for NSW with the potential to provide up to 60,000 homes and contribute to 200,000 new jobs in Western Sydney.”
“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.
“Innovative planning for the land surrounding Sydney’s new 24-hour airport is critical to its success and the 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,” Mr Whitworth said.
Greater Sydney Commission’s Deputy Chief Commissioner, Geoff Roberts, said the exhibition of the Aerotropolis is instrumental in realising the vision for Greater Sydney.
“This is a major step forward in providing certainty to the private sector relating to the early release precincts and their intended land use,” Mr Roberts said.
The first stage Land Use Infrastructure Implementation Plan for the Aerotropolis is on exhibition now until Friday, 12 October, and the community is encouraged to have its say.
Details of community drop-in sessions where people can talk to expert planners from the Department can be found on the website.