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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 International (Nancy-Bird Walton) 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 of Planning, Industry and Environment prepared the Stage 1 Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan (Stage 1 Plan) for the Western Sydney 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 exhibited from 21 August to 2 November 2018. During this time more than 600 submissions were received. A summary of what we heard in submissions and copies of the submissions can now be viewed on the Planning Portal.


The Western Sydney Planning Partnership (Planning Partnership) now has the responsibility for delivering the Final Plan and Precinct Plans for three initial precincts of Aerotropolis Core, Northern Gateway and South Creek to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces. The Planning Partnership is considering the issues raised in submissions to inform the next stage of planning for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.


Watch the video Western Sydney Aerotropolis


Western Sydney Airport Environmental Impact Statement and Airport Plan

Planning and environmental approvals were provided for the Environmental Impact Statement and the Airport Plan, both finalised in 2016. A range of strict environmental conditions has been placed on the airport's development, which Western Sydney Airport must adhere to in delivering the project.


The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development is the regulator of the Western Sydney International Airport project.


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