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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.


What's happening now?

  • The NSW government has appointed an Independent Community Commissioner to help address the concerns of landowners in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
  • 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 for community and stakeholder feedback. 
  • Across the public exhibition period, which ran from 10 November 2020 – 12 March 2021, we engaged with more than 800 people, including through virtual information sessions, meetings and one-to-one discussions with the Aerotropolis planning team.
  • Thank you to everyone who made a submission or otherwise provided feedback, which we are currently reviewing prior to finalisation of plans for the initial precincts. Submissions will be published online by early April 2021. 


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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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Precinct plans

Draft precinct plans establish the strategic vision and general objectives, proposed land uses, performance criteria for development of land, and the approach to both infrastructure and water cycle management.

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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.

Have your say on the precinct plans

The precinct plans are now on exhibition for community and stakeholder feedback until 12 March 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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