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The Western Sydney Aerotropolis will become a thriving economic centre in Western Sydney.


Benefiting from proximity to the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, the Aerotropolis will contribute towards 200,000 new jobs in the Western Parkland City and become a high-skill jobs hub across aerospace and defence, manufacturing, healthcare, freight and logistics, agribusiness, education and research industries.


Aerotropolis Responding to the Issues Report

The NSW Government has released the Responding to the Issues Report (PDF, 11.9MB). The purpose of this report is to provide a more detailed government response to the findings from the Independent Community Commissioner, as well as to provide a response to submissions received during exhibition of the draft Aerotropolis Precinct Plans exhibited from 10 November 2020-12 March 2021. Go the Responding to the Issues page for more information. 


What's happening now?

The Aerotropolis Master Plan Guidelines have now been finalised.

The Master Plan Guidelines outline the process for the lodgement and assessment of master plans in the Aerotropolis.

You can read the Guidelines here or view on the Planning Portal.


If you have any questions regarding master planning in the Aerotropolis, please email

A number of documents relating to planning for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis were on exhibition from 8 October 2021 until 5 November 2021. Thank you to all those who provided feedback on the below documents. We will review all submissions and incorporate feedback into the Aerotropolis precinct plans and Aerotropolis State Environmental Planning Policy.


The documents are available on these pages:


We have reviewed the submissions on the draft Precinct Plans and Aerotropolis Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) exhibited from 10 November 2020-12 March 2021.


Our intention was to finalise the plans for the Aerotropolis by the end of the 2021. Unfortunately, we have been unable to achieve this target as we need to work through some remaining issues with agencies and the Councils. Consultation has been undertaken with the community and stakeholders at each step in the planning process and we are incorporating this valuable feedback into the final Precinct Plan and the amended State Environmental Planning Policy. We will keep you updated on our progress early next year.  


Submissions on the draft Precinct Plans can be viewed at the Planning Portal.


Read the submissions on the SIC at the Planning Portal


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Western Sydney Aerotropolis explained

The Western Sydney Airport is the catalyst for much of Western Sydney’s future urbanisation. The Aerotropolis will be the beating heart of the Western Parkland City, connecting to Greater Parramatta and the Harbour CBD to realise the vision for Greater Sydney as a metropolis of three cities.

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The planning pathway

Planning for and around the Aerotropolis involves a number of statutory plans and strategic policies.

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Draft Aerotropolis Precinct Plans

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the draft Aerotropolis Precinct Plans. We have reviewed the submissions and the plans are being revised to incorporate your feedback.

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Aerotropolis Core, Badgerys Creek and Wianamatta-South Creek Precincts

Planning for the Aerotropolis thinks about the landscape in which it sits and how we can connect a future thriving centre to the area’s water, culture, environment, landscape and economy. 

We’ve integrated planning for three precincts to support this landscape-led approach. 

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Agribusiness Precinct

Up to 10,000 jobs will be created by 2056 with the creation of a world-class agribusiness precinct, supporting the production and value-adding of sustainable, high quality fresh produce and pre-prepared consumer foods.

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Northern Gateway Precinct

A hub for manufacturing, warehouse and distribution functions, providing important links north into the greater Penrith area via the major transport infrastructure of the metro, motorway, freight, main road, strategic bus way and cycleway connections.

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Aerotropolis Special Infrastructure Contribution

The proposed Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC) for Aerotropolis could provide up to $1.1 billion in developer funding for vital infrastructure.

Artist's impression Western Sydney Aerotropolis Fifteenth Avenue.

Aerotropolis Responding to the Issues Report

This report is the NSW Government’s detailed response to the Independent Community Commissioner’s recommendations.  
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Have your say on the planning for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis

A number of documents relating to planning for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis were exhibited for public feedback from 8 October to 5 November 2021.
Artist's impression of Western Sydney Aerotropolis Quantum Foundary.

Independent Community Commissioner

The NSW government has appointed Professor Roberta Ryan as Independent Community Commissioner to help address the concerns of landowners in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
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