The blueprint for land use at the Western Sydney Aerotropolis has been released by the NSW Government and is open for public comment until Friday 28 February 2020.
View the plans, including details of the full consultation program being run by the Western Sydney Planning Partnership, at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/aerotropolis
Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller has welcomed the release of the draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan (WSAP) for public comment – a blueprint for land use around the future economic and education hub that will develop near Western Sydney International Airport.
The WSAP (formerly the Land Use and Infrastructure Implementation Plan or LUIIP) presents the NSW Government’s vision for the Aerotropolis as a centre of jobs and education and outlines planning principles, different land uses for each of the precincts and the infrastructure needed to support development.
An artist's impression of the future Western Sydney Aerotropolis
“This is a major step along the way towards a new airport that maximises the potential benefits for our community and people across Western Sydney,” Mayor Waller said.
“It also provides important information for landholders in the region that will help them decide their own future as the area they have known and loved for many years changes around them.
“Projects such as the Fifteenth Avenue Smart Transit (FAST) Corridor connecting Liverpool City Centre, the new Airport and the Aerotropolis are now shown in the WSAP and will help maximise the benefits of the region’s growth for our current and future residents.”
The draft WSAP covers six initial precincts – including the Aerotropolis Core, Northern Gateway and South Creek. Most of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, including the Aerotropolis core, is located within the Liverpool local government area.
The Western Sydney 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 documents currently on exhibition 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 1
You can find further information on the Aerotropolis and details on how to attend a face to face information session at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/aerotropolis
“We’ve met many of these students and we’ve listened to their dreams to become astronauts, physicists, astronomers and pilots.
“They are looking to the skies, but now the chance to get there starts in their own backyard.”
Council this month hosted an information session for 15 students from four South West Sydney schools – Amity College, John Edmondson College, Moorebank High and Cabramatta High – who are about to take part in the US Space Academy and Field Studies tour.
Students heard from Council’s Manager, Aerotropolis Bruce Macnee about Aerotropolis employment opportunities and from WSA Co expert Stevan Sipka about the future of long-range flight.
An artist's impression of the future Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis
The students will soon embark on a 17-day space tour of the US including the US Space and Rocket Centre in Alabama, the California Science Centre, Washington Smithsonian Museums and USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
“I’m proud that they will be representing us,” Mayor Waller said. “I’m also looking forward to hearing from them when they get back and working with them as the Aerotropolis takes shape.”