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Introduction

The NSW Government is investigating opportunities to create a vibrant new community centred on one of Australia's most transformational infrastructure projects – the new Western Sydney Airport. We are planning for the delivery of new jobs, homes, infrastructure and services in time to support Sydney's new parkland city.

 

The new Western Sydney Airport Growth Area will provide the residents of Western Sydney with better access to jobs within and around the airport, as well as infrastructure and services.

 

The Department is working closely with Liverpool City Council and Penrith City Council to prepare an interim Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan (ILUIIP). This will guide new infrastructure investment, make sure new developments don't impact on the operation of the new western Sydney Airport, identify locations for new homes and jobs close to transport, and coordinate services in the area.

 

The interim plan will soon be released for consultation and feedback with the community.

 

In particular, our work will look at how to better connect new suburbs and employment areas with the planned Western Sydney Airport and the Metropolitan City Cluster of Penrith, Campbelltown–Macarthur and Liverpool. It will also include planning and funding of essential infrastructure and services.

 

The Western Sydney Airport Growth Area will also benefit from the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan, providing $3.6 billion for road investments, as well as the improved accessibility to and from the Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis that has been identified in the draft Greater Sydney Services and Infrastructure Plan.

Western Sydney Airport draft Environmental Impact Statement and draft Airport Plan

The NSW Government supports the proposal of the Australian Government to develop a Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek. The new airport will be a major catalyst for new jobs and economic growth in Western Sydney, the Sydney Metropolitan Region and wider NSW.

 

The New South Wales Government provided a Submission during the Australian Government's consultation on the Western Sydney Airport draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and draft Airport Plan in December 2015.

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This NSW Government Submission represents a whole of NSW Government response.

A Western Sydney Airport, as a premier new gateway to Australia and to NSW, should represent international best practice in terms of innovation and sustainability. While the development of the airport is subject to a Commonwealth environmental assessment and approvals process, a number of key environmental issues were identified by the NSW Government.

 

Recommendations for further assessment and additional mitigation measures were identified to strengthen the existing commitments in the draft EIS and draft Airport Plan.

 

View the draft EIS and draft Airport Plan at the Western Sydney Airport website.

 

On 15 September 2016, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure, announced the finalisation of the Western Sydney Airport Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

 

View the Environmental Impact Statement 2016 at the Western Sydney Airport website.

More information

Western Sydney Airport website.