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On the doorstep of one of Australia's most transformational infrastructure projects, the Western Sydney Aerotropolis will become a thriving economic hub delivering new jobs, homes, infrastructure and services in the heart of Western Sydney.


Western Sydney Airport will be a game-changer for the region. Strategic planning for the greenfield land around the airport will unlock opportunities to deliver new jobs and homes supported by key infrastructure in the heart of Western Sydney, bringing us another step closer to realising a 30-minute city.


The Aerotropolis will make a significant contribution to 200,000 new jobs for Western Sydney by establishing a new high-skill jobs hub across aerospace and defence, manufacturing, healthcare, freight and logistics, agribusiness, education and research industries.


Over the coming decades, residents and workers in Western Sydney will benefit from easy access to strong local and international connections and a 24-hour economy centred around the new Western Sydney Airport.


The Department has been working with all levels of government through the Planning Partnership to draft the Stage 1 Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan (Stage 1 Plan) for the Aerotropolis. The Stage 1 Plan provides an overview of proposed land uses and the sequence of development that will deliver Sydney's newest economic hub.


The Stage 1 Plan was on exhibition from 21 August to 2 November 2018. Feedback is now under consideration and will be used to inform the next stage of the planning process.

Watch the video Western Sydney Aerotropolis

The Western Sydney Aerotropolis Activation (WSAA) team is your key point of contact regarding planning for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
Led by Executive Director Brett Whitworth, the WSAA are leading and coordinating the planning and zoning for the Western Parkland City and Western Sydney Airport Growth Area. Through their leadership of the Planning Partnership involving local, state and federal government agencies, the team are leading an unprecedented collaboration across all levels of government to deliver a new greenfield city for Sydney, with the Aerotropolis at its core.

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.


The NSW Government Submission in response to the Western Sydney Airport draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and draft Airport Plan


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

The draft EIS and draft Airport Plan


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.

The final Western Sydney Airport EIS


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).

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