Aligning growth and infrastructure in the Western Parkland City

Thornton, Penrith
05 Jul 2019
News | The Greater Sydney Region Plan has, at its heart, the vision for a more liveable, productive and sustainable Greater Sydney. The Growth Infrastructure Compact (GIC) approach recognises that we need to get smarter about staging growth by being selective about where, when and what to invest in to deliver great place outcomes. The first GIC is being piloted in Greater Parramatta and the Olympic Peninsula (GPOP).

The Commission is now working to develop GICs in the Western Parkland City as a key component of the Western Sydney City Deal. The program, jointly funded by the NSW and Australian Governments, will be delivered over the next three years.

The Commission has appointed a new Western Sydney GIC Program team, with secondees from all three levels of government. Already the team is working with the councils of the Western Parkland City, state government infrastructure agencies and utilities as well as the new Planning Partnership Office and the Western City Aerotropolis Authority.

Collaborative workshops, to confirm place outcomes and scenarios for the Western Parkland City were held over April and May 2019 as an essential first step in the process. The early focus of the program is on the whole Western Parkland City, before moving into the initial GICs to be delivered - Western Sydney Airport Growth Area and the Greater Penrith to Eastern Creek Area.

For more information on the Western Sydney GIC Program, contact Natalie Camilleri, Executive Director, City Planning Infrastructure: natalie.camilleri@gsc.nsw.gov.au.

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