200,000 new jobs, new zones, new precincts and more. The newly released Aerotropolis Planning Package is a giant leap forward for the key city shaping project of Western Sydney, and beyond.
The Aerotropolis Planning Package, launched last week, is an exciting advancement in the development of the ten precincts which make up the Aerotropolis. The 11,200 hectare area is of national significance, with the anticipated 200,000 new jobs having a critical determining influence in creating the 30-minute Western Parkland City.
The previously publicised ‘LUIIP’ label has disappeared. So, part of the challenge is keeping up with the terminology, new zones and proposed approval processes. In this article, the first of a series by Urbis, we present a plain English interpretation of how development will unfold around the $5.3 billion Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
We congratulate the Western Sydney Planning Partnership in reaching this significant milestone. Getting a complex set of statutory and policy documents through eight councils, three layers of Government and multiple stakeholders is a great achievement. It is a testament to the emerging success of the Western Sydney City Deal, which has become a flagship for other emerging City Deals across the country.
The newly released Package includes:
- A draft Aerotropolis Plan which explains the planning context
- Draft State Environmental Planning Policy (rezoning) and Ministerial Direction
- The draft Development Control Plan (Phase 1 of 2)
Following, we explore the new zones and precincts, and outline what to expect next.