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WPCA Community Newsletter - August 2021

Welcome to our first community newsletter.


Welcome to our first community newsletter, which we will use to update you on progress of the Bradfield City Centre and introduce you to other exciting changes as they happen in our neighbourhood. Through our newsletter we will introduce you to our team, invite you to learn more about our work and let you know how you can get involved in helping us shape our city.

We invite you to register here or via email hello@wpca.sydney to receive future editions.


Acknowledgement of Country

The Western Parkland City Authority acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands that include the Western Parkland City and the living culture of the traditional custodians of these lands. We recognise that the traditional owners have occupied and cared for this Country over countless generations, and celebrate their continuing contribution to the life of our City.

Welcome from Sarah Hill, CEO Western Parkland City Authority

The Western Parkland City is a place of tremendous growth and opportunity. We are a young, fast-growing and culturally-diverse community surrounded by a rich natural environment, with green space, beautiful waterways, river beaches and world heritage mountains. Our industries and thriving city centres contribute billions of dollars to the Australian economy each year.

 

Sarah Hill, Chief Executive Officer (right) with Stephanie Barker (left), our Chief City Planner, in front of Oran Park Library

The Western Parkland City Authority (WPCA) is the NSW Government agency responsible for overseeing and coordinating delivery of the many large and complex infrastructure projects planned and underway in the Western Parkland City. These projects include Bradfied City Centre, an entire new city to be built next door to the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

The WPCA is working with eight local Council areas (the Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly). We are bringing together the interests and needs of these communities, as well as government and industry, to attract investment and improve local work, social and lifestyle opportunities. We will help to create a diversity of jobs and opportunities close to where you live.

Over the next few months we will be reaching out to you to let you know more about our work and to hear what the Bradfield City Centre and the Western Parkland City mean to you. We are here to listen to your views, answer your questions and help you find the information you need.

If you or anyone you know would like to be kept up to date with our work, please visit wpca.sydney to register for our newsletter, email hello@wpca.sydney or phone 1800 312 999.

Sarah Hill
CEO Western Parkland City Authority

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What is the Western Parkland City?

The Western Parkland City stretches across more than 800,000 hectares and takes in the local council areas of the Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly. Diverse and distinct, the Western Parkland City boasts large urban centres, historic and picturesque towns, vibrant multicultural hubs and emerging communities in new growth areas. Almost two thirds of our City is protected natural area containing breathtaking places of environmental, cultural and heritage significance.

Map of the Western Parkland City, showing the boundaries of the 8 Local Government Areas and the Western Sydney Airport

Local, state and federal governments are investing more than $20 billion which will act as a catalyst for the economic growth and development of the Western Parkland City. This investment will provide infrastructure to support growth sectors and kick start programs set to generate around 200,000 new jobs. It will cement our future as Australia’s leader in advanced industry, agriculture, research, export industries, employment and education while still retaining our City’s natural beauty.

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What is the Western Parkland City Authority?

The Authority is a new agency set up by the NSW Government to oversee the delivery of the Western Parkland City. We work closely with local government and the agencies responsible for building the Western Sydney Airport and the new Sydney Metro line to coordinate delivery of infrastructure and development. We are also responsible for attracting industry and investment to our city as we help create new and diverse jobs and opportunities.

Our vision is to deliver Australia’s greenest, most connected and technologically advanced city while maintaining our unique environment, culture and diversity.

Green

  • Tree canopies
  • Recycled water
  • Natural parklands
  • Energy efficiency

Connected

  • Air
  • Road
  • Rail
  • Digital
  • Walkways
  • Bike paths
  • Connection to Country

Advanced

  • Hi-tech manufacturing
  • Education
  • Cyber security
  • Hydrogen ready

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What is our role?

We will help to bring the vision of the Western Parkland City to life. We will be attracting investment from domestic and international businesses and coordinating major development within the Western Parkland City, starting with the Bradfield City Centre, next to the new airport. We will also be engaging extensively with the community on how the city can take shape.

To kick off this development, we are beginning to plan for the first building in the Bradfield City Centre. This will be a flagship building housing a visitor centre and an advanced manufacturing hub. We’ll be submitting the formal development application for this later this year and you’ll hear more from us about how you can have your say. We’ll also be engaging with you on the vision for the Bradfield City Centre master plan. This master plan will be the guide for how the city will be developed over the coming years and we want to hear your views about this as well, so please visit our website to register your interest if you would like to be involved. 

Investment

We are attracting local, national and international investment to the Bradfield City Centre and developing the future workforce through new education, skills and training models.

Coordination

We will ensure the city is planned and coordinated to meet the needs of the residents, workers and industry now and into the future. 

Delivery

We will deliver the key features of the Western Parkland City including the Bradfield City Centre.

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From concept to delivery

As one of the NSW Government’s first priorities for the Western Parkland City, work has begun on creating Bradfield City Centre. To date we have:

  • Secured $1.15 billion from the NSW Government to start work on Bradfield City Centre
  • Submitted a proposal to the Geographical Names Board of NSW to create a new suburb around the Bradfield City Centre and call it Bradfield
  • Started planning for Bradfield’s first building which will include an advanced manufacturing hub and a visitors centre
  • Planned for a series of Bradfield City Centre master plan stakeholder workshops to be held in coming months
  • Secured funding and partners to deliver NETM (New Education and Training Model), a new way of delivering education and training to provide greater access to skills, knowledge and qualifications

We will fill you in on these exciting projects, and the people behind them, in future newsletters. You can also find out more about each of these programs on our website at wpca.sydney.

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Working with you

As our neighbours we want to hear from you. Over the coming months we plan to hold a number of COVID-safe events so you can find out more about our work and share your ideas and aspirations for Bradfield City Centre.

Please contact us to register your interest in attending future community information sessions.

As we are committed to delivering Australia’s greenest city, all future editions of our newsletter will be sent via email.

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