During 2020-21 the Authority focused on laying the foundations for the next important phase of development for the Western Parkland City.
Working with our industry and community stakeholders and partners, we have taken the vision for the Western Parkland City and begun to turn it into something tangible.
We began with establishing an identity for the Aerotropolis Core Precinct city centre – to be called Bradfield. As a centre of high-tech innovation, research and skills, this new city centre will be Australia’s largest greenfield urban development, located next to a new international airport and connected to a new Metro rail line.
Naming a new place
More than 4,000 community and industry submissions, with Bradfield City Centre the successful new name for the Aerotropolis Core Precinct city centre.
During 2020-21 the Authority proactively and meaningfully engaged with our stakeholders, including the community and our industry partners. Building on our strong base of Foundation Partners, we increased the number of businesses and institutions that chose to partner with us and lend their expertise to the vision of the Western Parkland City. At the same time, we continued our strong engagement with local government as coordinators of the Western Sydney City Deal.
Connecting with community
Over 2,500 letter box drops to announce the new name of Bradfield City Centre, along with new hotline and email contacts for residents and landowners.
Eight new industry partnerships.
Co-ordinating City development
By the end of 2020-21, a total of 11 City Deal commitments had been completed, and new structures established to work with all eight councils.
Infrastructure and Economic Development
We planned for the Western Parkland City’s infrastructure needs and its economic development. Through this work, we kicked off an Economic Development Roadmap and a City Blueprint for how the Western Parkland City will grow over time, and what infrastructure will be required to service that growth. To help support that economic development we secured over $1 billion in NSW Government funding.
Almost $1 billion in funding for the Bradfield City Centre for the enabling works that will de-risk market-led development and attract high-value industries to this world class precinct.
Attracting global manufacturers
Secured $47.8 million capital investment for the First Building and shared-use, high-tech equipment at Bradfield City Centre by 2023. This will act as a visitor centre so citizens can watch their city being built in real time, an investment anchor and the nucleus for an advanced industry cluster.
Rapidly skilling-up workers
Secured $37.4 million for a New Education and Training Model to provide Western Parkland City residents with job-ready skills for advanced industries.
Mapping future growth
Commenced an Economic Development Roadmap and a City Blueprint for how the Western Parkland City will grow over time, and what infrastructure will be required to service that growth.
Accelerating utility delivery
Established the strategic case, and Utility Leadership Group, for planning and cost-effectively delivering water, electricity and gas pipelines, in conjunction with upgraded transport corridors.