Central City District

The Central City District (formerly West Central) is a District of rapidly growing retail and employment centres that service vibrant multicultural communities located close to a rich network of regional parks, waterways and scenic rural beauty.


Aerial view of the Parramatta CBD

District Commissioner: Professor Edward Blakely

Headshot of Central City District Commissioner Edward Blakely

Professor Edward Blakely is Honorary Professor of Urban Policy at the University of Sydney and founder of Cities Leadership Institute. Professor Blakely is an internationally recognised leader in urban economic development and has been directly involved in strategic planning, financing and real estate development and project management for more than 30 years. He serves on several corporate boards.

Professor Blakely is also well known for his work in metropolitan and regional planning throughout New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia, as well as with numerous international agencies including the World Bank and OECD.

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Facts and Figures

Infographic 971,000 people live in the district
Infographic 440,300 jobs in 2016
Infographic 13 per cent of land is open space