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Western Sydney Aerotropolis LUIP announced 

Key points:

Sequenced land use and infrastructure planning:

  • Three initial precincts will be created: Aerotropolis Core, Northern Gateway and South Creek (see map below)
  • A structural framework including North-South Rail between St Marys, Macarthur and Leppington; the Outer Sydney Orbital and Western Sydney Freight Line

Collaboration and a sensible planning framework

  • Utilising the Western Sydney Planning Partnership - established under the Western Sydney City Deal bringing together eight local councils and Blacktown City Council (which was not in the City Deal), the NSW Government, GSC and Commonwealth Government
  • Aiming to break down the "mould of traditional siloed planning" to deliver better planning outcomes
  • The creation of a new authority, similar to the delivery authorities for Barangaroo and Sydney Olympic Park, to work in collaboration with the new Sydney Metro Authority
  • A new SEPP and a new SIC to the same value of adjoining areas
  • Land owners will be able to apply to accelerate the rezoning of a precinct earlier, only if approved by the NSW Government on the recommendation of the Planning Partnership.

UDIA NSW's involvement

UDIA NSW CEO, Steve Mann, is a member of the Western Sydney Development Coordination Forum and has called for the LUIP to be released for the past 18 months. 

UDIA NSW has long advocated for an integrated approach to planning and the delivery of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis and supporting infrastructure such as the North-South Rail. As it stands, the Stage 1 plan released today is welcome. 

For more information, or to raise any concerns, please contact Sam Stone, Manager Policy and Research at UDIA NSW at sstone@udiansw.com.au