The final plans for the much publicised Western Sydney Aerotropolis have been unveiled, launching one of the biggest development projects in NSW history. With the announcement and finalisation of the precinct plan, the development process for a new city surrounding the Western Sydney Airport will begin.
The multi-billion-dollar project spanning 11,200ha is made up of five initial precincts, though as the development progresses over the next 40 years, land will be acquired for a further four more.
Australia’s Third Largest Economy
With 1.5 million more people estimated to be living west of Parramatta by 2036, the Aerotropolis is predicted to become Australia’s third largest economy; creating more than 200,000 new jobs and at least 11,400 new homes.
Kick Starting Development
NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts said the release of the finalised plans gave the community, investors and developers “the certainty they need to plan for the future”. “The final precinct plan will enable the development process to begin in the Aerotropolis, and kick start the benefits and opportunities that a new international airport will bring to Western Sydney,” he said.
Western Sydney Planning Partnership Office
The Aerotropolis is located within the Liverpool and Penrith local government areas, which forms part of the Western Sydney Planning Partnership Office; a partnership between the eight councils of the Western Parkland City and the NSW Government.