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Industry welcomes Western City and Aerotropolis Authority 

UDIA NSW chief executive, Steve Mann, said the success of Western Sydney and the Aerotropolis would depend on effective infrastructure coordination and delivery but suggested effective collaboration between agencies would be required.

The government agencies responsible for land use planning and development in the Aerotropolis will now include:

  • Western City and Aerotropolis Authority
  • Greater Sydney Commission
  • Planning Partnership
  • Aerotropolis Activation Team (within the Department of Planning)
  • Camden, Penrith and Liverpool Councils

“Infrastructure is the key to unlocking the Aerotropolis but we need to be careful we don’t end up with a case of too many cooks. We cannot afford infrastructure and development of an island site, when Western Sydney needs to be a connected conurbation,” said Mr Mann.

“The WCAA is responsible for delivering 114 hectares of government-owned land which is suitable for employment lands. It is small compared to private land holdings in the area and must be developed working collaboratively with the surrounding land owners.

“An effective partnership between government and industry is vital to the growth of Western Sydney.

“We look forward to sharing our ideas with the new Authority.”