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2. About the Western Parkland City Authority

The Western Parkland City Authority (WPCA) was set up by the NSW Government to coordinate and oversee the delivery of large and complex new infrastructure and development in the Western Parkland City.

The ‘Western Parkland City’ is a new name for what many people already recognise as the western parts of Western Sydney, shaped mostly by the flat plains around Wianamatta-South Creek, the Hawkesbury-Nepean River and the hills up to the Blue Mountains. Figure 1.

The WPCA has been given the job to develop the Bradfield City Centre, an entire new place to be built next door to the Western Sydney International (Nancy- Bird Walton) Airport. The Bradfield City Centre is set to take shape around a new Metro station, which will connect the new city to St Marys via a 23-kilometre rail link that will pass through the new airport. Figure 2.

A longer-term priority is to connect the Bradfield City Centre to Leppington and to the southern part of the Western Parkland City, meaning people from Liverpool and Campbelltown will easily be able to travel to a growing number of jobs, educational, training, cultural and social activities in the new centre. When the new rail lines are built, the Bradfield City Centre will be connected to where many Aboriginal communities live.

The WPCA works closely with our delivery partners, including local councils – Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly - State and Commonwealth departments, and universities.

The NSW Government is a signatory to the Western Sydney City Deal. It is a 20-year partnership between the Commonwealth, State Government and the local councils aimed at delivering transformative change to reshape the region, including a commitment for all three levels of government to work with Indigenous organisations to maximise opportunities.

Western Parkland City

We acknowledge that four groups have primary custodial care obligations for the area: Dharug/Darug, Dharawal/ Tharawal, Gundungurra/Gandangara and Darkinjung. We also acknowledge others who have passed through this Country for trade and care purposes: Coastal Sydney people, Wiradjuri and Yuin.

Figure 1 The Western Parkland City in its broader contexts

Figure 2 Context of the Bradfield City Centre and the Aerotropolis