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


The Western Sydney Planning Partnership (Planning Partnership) is responsible for delivering the final Western Sydney Aerotropolis Planning Package and precinct plans for the initial precincts, which provide the state level policies that will guide the development of the Aerotropolis.


The Western Sydney Aerotropolis Planning Package was finalised on 13 September 2020. The final planning package included: 

  • Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan (WSAP)
  • Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan Finalisation Report
  • Western Sydney Aerotropolis (Aerotropolis) State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP)
  • Amendment to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000
  • New Ministerial Direction 7.8 Implementation of Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan
  • Western Sydney Aerotropolis Development Control Plan (DCP) Phase 1


View the planning package


What's happening now?

Public exhibition of the draft Aerotropolis Precinct Plan, which includes the Aerotropolis Core, Badgerys Creek, Wianamatta-South Creek, Agribusiness and Northern Gateway Precincts, has now closed.


We are currently reviewing all the community and stakeholder feedback received throughout the public exhibition period, which ran from 10 November 2020-12 March 2021. Submissions will be published online by early April 2021. 


Next steps

The following will be released for community and stakeholder feedback:

  • a draft Phase 2 Development Control Plan (DCP), which will build on and replace the Phase 1 DCP to provide precinct planning principles and controls to guide development
  • discussion paper on proposed amendments to the State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) which governs planning provisions including the land use zones, exempt and complying development, principal development standards, corridor protection mechanisms, and aviation safeguarding provisions, to ensure an appropriate planning framework is in place.

Project timeline


August 2018

Release of Stage 1 Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan

September 2019

Release of What We Heard Community Consultation Report

December 2019

Release of Draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan, Draft State Environmental Planning Policy Discussion Paper and Draft Aerotropolis Development Control Plan - Phase 1

Early 2020

Community Consultation

September 2020

Finalisation of Western Sydney Plan; Phase 1 DCP and Aerotropolis SEPP (including rezoning of initial precincts) and release of the Finalisation Report and Master Planning Guidelines

10 November 2020 – 12 March 2021

Initial Precinct Plans and Special Infrastructure Contributions released for community consultation

Next steps

Final Precinct Plans - Initial Precinct; State and local infrastructure contribution; updated Aerotropolis SEPP and Development Control Plan finalised (following consultation)

Page last updated: 30/04/2021