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First Building in Bradfield City Centre

The design for the very first building for Bradfield City Centre has been announced by the NSW Minister for Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres.  

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Stuart Ayres:

Major milestone being achieved today for the Bradfield City, with the design of our 'First Building' being unveiled. This building is the epitome of all the things that the Bradfield City Centre will stand for.

It's green, it's advanced and it's connected -- and really importantly to us at the Western Parkland City Authority, it has an immensely strong Connection to Country.

It's been designed by Hassell with really strong Indigenous engagement. It's our first building, but it really sets the scene for the future of what's going to happen in the Bradfield City Centre and right across the Western Parkland City.

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The building will act as the focal point for the community and industry alike, as we build a city for the future from scratch. It will feature a visitor centre and viewing spaces, designed to allow visitors and workers alike to watch Australia’s newest, greenest and most connected and advanced city being built in real time. 

Connecting and designing with Country is at the heart of the first building’s design.  Taking its cues from the surrounding natural waterways and the Cumberland Plains, the building will be open and welcoming, surrounded by green and open spaces where residents, workers and visitors can gather. The building has sustainability at its core, setting the benchmark for the new city. 

The first building defines the ambition and vision of the Bradfield City Centre. It’s the start of a new industry-led ecosystem to connect and attract local and global industry partners, and to nurture and grow a work-force skilled for the future.  

When it is completed and open for business, a manufacturing research hall surrounded by glass will allow visitors to see all the action and watch as prototypes and new technologies are tested. 

Find out more and have your say

We have lodged a State Significant Development application to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) for the first building which is on public exhibition until 16 December. You can view our application and make a submission through the DPIE website.

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