Local government consults public over Western Sydney Airport aerotropolis

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Plans for the development of land around Western Sydney Airport, Australia – the city’s newly proposed second airport – have been published online by the local government.

The draft plans include the creation of an aerotropolis that will act as an economic catalyst for Western Sydney, generating thousands of jobs.

The New South Wales (NSW) Government is now encouraging the community to have its say on the first stage of plans to help guide the development.

Brett Whitworth, executive director, local planning liaison, NSW Department of Planning and Environment, said, “The release of the draft plans provides a unique opportunity to engage the community before development takes place.

“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 realize the vision of a 30-minute city, where people live close to jobs, schools, health and cultural amenities,” said Whitworth.

Geoff Roberts, deputy chief commissioner, Greater Sydney Commission, added, “This is a major step forward in providing certainty to the private sector relating to the early release precincts and their intended land use.”

The first stage Land Use Infrastructure Implementation Plan for the aerotropolis is on exhibition until October 12. Details of community drop-in sessions, where people can talk to expert planners, can be found by clicking here.

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