I am delighted to present the Western City District Plan, which sets out planning priorities and actions for improving the quality of life for residents as the district grows and changes.
The Plan recognises what the Greater Sydney Commission has heard – particularly that the District’s natural landscape is a great asset and attractor, sustaining and supporting a unique, parkland city.
This Plan complements those natural assets, and it puts people first. It leverages the transformative, economic improvements from the Western Sydney Airport and considers the transport, infrastructure, services, affordable housing and open spaces that will be required as the population grows and the demographics change. Also, it considers community and cultural life and the environmental sustainability of the landscape.
Collaboration is the key to transparent and informed decision-making on ourcity’s future growth. The Greater Sydney Commission will continue to bring together all parties with an interest in the District’s future and channel the collective energy into improved planning outcomes.
By taking a leadership role, we are bringing together public resources and expertise to create a more liveable, productive and sustainable city.
Finally, on behalf of the Greater Sydney Commission, I acknowledge the important work of councils whose submissions and feedback on the needs of their neighbourhoods and centres have been invaluable. Together with the community and other stakeholders, your expertise and interest have helped to produce an inspiring and practical plan.