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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 Airport.


The Western Sydney Planning Partnership (Planning Partnership) has the responsibility for delivering the Final Plan and Precinct Plans within the Western Sydney Aerotropolis to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces. The initial precincts are Aerotropolis Core, Northern Gateway, Badgerys Creek, Wianamatta-South Creek and Mamre Road Precincts.

Plans are progressing

Plans are progressing with the development of three key documents. This marks the next step in ensuring the Aerotropolis is a great place to live, work and invest for generations to come.

The documents were on exhibition until 13 March and include:

  • Draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan 
  • Western Sydney Aerotropolis Discussion Paper on the proposed State Environmental Planning Policy 
  • Draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis Development Control Plan Phase

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These documents have been developed by the Planning Partnership in collaboration with the NSW Government and local councils, following feedback received through the exhibition of the Stage 1 Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan (Stage 1 Plan) for the 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 Airport project.


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