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.
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.
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.
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.
- Tree canopies
- Recycled water
- Natural parklands
- Energy efficiency
- Bike paths
- Connection to Country
- Hi-tech manufacturing
- Cyber security
- Hydrogen ready
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.
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.
We will ensure the city is planned and coordinated to meet the needs of the residents, workers and industry now and into the future.
We will deliver the key features of the Western Parkland City including the Bradfield City Centre.
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.
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.
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