Help create the Western Parkland City

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It's time to talk about the infrastructure and services needed in the Western Parkland City.

Consultation period extension

We've extended the consultation period until Friday 26 February 2021 to give you more time to have your say on the plans for the Western Parkland City.

Homes and jobs need infrastructure and services

The new jobs and homes needed to support our growing city must be created in the right places, at the right time.Image showing the Western Parkland City area and the initial PIC area

Help us to answer the big questions

Join us to answer the questions that are critical for transforming the Western Parkland City area:

  • can existing infrastructure be extended or improved, or is new investment needed?
  • what will it cost and how it will be funded?
  • when can it be delivered?

Tell us what you think

We've made a model to help plan for growth in homes, jobs and business with infrastructure and services they need such as electricity, water, transport and green spaces.

To have your say, complete as many of the activities as you’d like.

Tip: Register so you don't need to write out your details every time you comment in a discussion or leave an idea.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement closed on 1 March 2021. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas which we are currently reviewing.

It's time to talk about the infrastructure and services needed in the Western Parkland City.

Consultation period extension

We've extended the consultation period until Friday 26 February 2021 to give you more time to have your say on the plans for the Western Parkland City.

Homes and jobs need infrastructure and services

The new jobs and homes needed to support our growing city must be created in the right places, at the right time.Image showing the Western Parkland City area and the initial PIC area

Help us to answer the big questions

Join us to answer the questions that are critical for transforming the Western Parkland City area:

  • can existing infrastructure be extended or improved, or is new investment needed?
  • what will it cost and how it will be funded?
  • when can it be delivered?

Tell us what you think

We've made a model to help plan for growth in homes, jobs and business with infrastructure and services they need such as electricity, water, transport and green spaces.

To have your say, complete as many of the activities as you’d like.

Tip: Register so you don't need to write out your details every time you comment in a discussion or leave an idea.

Thank you for your feedback

This engagement closed on 1 March 2021. Thank you to participants for providing your input and ideas which we are currently reviewing.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded. We are currently reviewing your feedback.

If you have a question, and the information on this page and linked documents can't answer it, ask here. A member of our team will get back to you. 

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    Why is there no rail connection to the south west growth area?

    Linda asked 3 months ago

    Hi Linda,

    Thanks for your enquiry about public transport in Penrith.

    While Penrith won’t be receiving a light rail connection at this stage, a number of new public transport services have been identified to improve access for the region. In the PIC, we have anticipated that there will be a network of new rapid and local bus services in the future. This includes a rapid bus service from Penrith to the Aerotropolis, which has already been committed to under the Western Sydney City Deal. A combination of improved bus services, additional rail services, and the new Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport will improve public transport access in Penrith and surrounding areas.

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    the eastern suburbs have been given trams that duplicate public transport they already have. Why doesn't Penrith get anything at all?

    Linda asked 3 months ago

    Hi Linda,

    Thanks for your enquiry about rail connections to the South West Growth Area.

    We can confirm that two future rail connections have been identified to service communities in the South West Growth Area and link them to the Aerotropolis.

    The first is an extension of the South West Rail Link from where it currently terminates at Leppington, all the way to the Aerotropolis Core. The other future rail connection is an extension of the Sydney Metro North South line from Tallawong (where it currently terminates in the North) through to St Marys and the Aerotropolis, and continuing south to Oran Park in the South West Growth Area and onwards to Macarthur.

    These future rail connections are outlined in the NSW Government’s Future Transport Strategy 2056. Final corridors have already been confirmed for the South West Rail Link extension and the section of the Sydney Metro North South line between St Marys, Aerotropolis and Macarthur. In the PIC, we have anticipated that the South West Rail Link extension is needed by 2036, while the extension of Sydney Metro into the South West Growth Area and to Macarthur will likely happen further into the future.

    If you’d like to find out more about the future plans for transport in NSW, try this link: https://future.transport.nsw.gov.au/

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    Don’t you think it is important to show planned landing patterns of aircraft before people contribute ideas? The quality of life beneath final approach and take off zones should be taken into consideration. I know that is important to most people after all the screaming about noise every place I have lived. I’m an aircraft lover; I can sit at the end of runways for the thrill all day. Most people would not feel the same.

    Anniesmom asked 3 months ago

    Hi there,

    Thanks for your enquiry about the Western Sydney Airport flight paths. The Australian Government is actually responsible for designing the flight paths and airspace management for the airport. We understand that it can be hard to provide feedback on our plans for the Western Parkland City without knowing this information just yet, however it is a long process and we like to provide the community with the chance to have their say as early as we can. There will be opportunities down the track for people to have their say on the proposed flight paths and other plans for the Aerotropolis.

    We did a bit of research on your behalf and we were able to find this on the Western Sydney Airport website, which may help to provide some more context to the process.

    Flight paths are being developed by the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development – not by Western Sydney Airport.

    Designing and finalising flight paths and airspace arrangements for Western Sydney International airport is a large and complex task that takes several years to complete. Before the airport opens in 2026, a comprehensive airspace planning and design process will be undertaken, with ongoing community engagement. 

    The flight paths are being designed by a team of experts and overseen by an aviation Expert Steering Group. This team must take into account the airspace design principles required by the Western Sydney Airport Plan and develop flight paths based on maximising safety, efficiency and capacity, and minimising aircraft noise impacts on the community.

    Before they are finalised, the proposed flight paths will be open for public consultation as part of the formal environmental assessment.

    For more information about the flight path development process, visit the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development website.

    If there’s anything else you’d like to know, try this link: westernsydney.com.au/faqs. We also noticed that you can contact the Western Sydney Airport team directly here westernsydney.com.au/index.php/contact-us, so this may help if you have further questions.

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    Why are you allowing the township of Luddenham & its Primary school to continue when its located only 1km from a 24/7 runway?

    Linda asked 3 months ago

    Hi Linda, Thanks for your enquiry about Luddenham Village.

    The PIC is a strategic planning document that does not actually rezone land or have authority over existing land uses.

    A number of precinct plans prepared by the Western Sydney Planning Partnership have been developed for the Western Parkland City, one of which is the Agribusiness Precinct Plan.

    This plan recognises Luddenham Village’s role as a local centre at the heart of the precinct, which will support the growth of the broader Aerotropolis.  The vision for Luddenham Village is to become a tourist and cultural hub for the Aerotropolis. It will celebrate the rich heritage of the area and become a destination for local and international visitors, while also servicing employees within the Agribusiness precinct. We've passed on your question to the Western Sydney Planning Partnership team to help and hope to hear from them soon.

    In the meantime, if you’d like to know more about the plans for Luddenham Village and the Agribusiness Precinct we’ve found this link which may be helpful: www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Priority-Growth-Areas-and-Precincts/Western-Sydney-Aerotropolis/Agribusiness-Precinct.

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    Why are you allowing housing development within 2km of a 24/7 airport?

    Linda asked 3 months ago

    Hi Linda, Thanks for your enquiry about housing development in the Aerotropolis.

    The PIC is a strategic planning document that does not actually rezone land or have authority over existing land uses. Land in the initial precincts of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis has been rezoned under the Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan and State Environmental Policy (SEPP), which was prepared by the Western Sydney Planning Partnership. New residential development will be sensitively located near the airport to ensure noise impacts are mitigated. We've passed on your question to the Western Sydney Planning Partnership team to help and hope to hear from them soon.

    The draft Aerotropolis Precinct Plan is currently on public exhibition if you’d like to take a look and provide more feedback there in the meantime. You can visit www.planning.nsw.gov.au/Plans-for-your-area/Priority-Growth-Areas-and-Precincts/Western-Sydney-Aerotropolis/Have-your-say-on-the-precinct-plans to make a submission.  

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    When are the residents of Western Sydney & the Blue Mountains going to be advised of Flight paths ? As it impacts on us are we not entitled to this information as a matter of urgency????

    Barry asked 3 months ago

    Hi Barry, Thanks for your enquiry about the Western Sydney Airport flight paths. We did a bit of research on your behalf and we were able to find this on the Western Sydney Airport website.

    Flight paths are being developed by the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development – not by Western Sydney Airport.

    Designing and finalising flight paths and airspace arrangements for Western Sydney International airport is a large and complex task that takes several years to complete. Before the airport opens in 2026, a comprehensive airspace planning and design process will be undertaken, with ongoing community engagement. 

    The flight paths are being designed by a team of experts and overseen by an aviation Expert Steering Group. This team must take into account the airspace design principles required by the Western Sydney Airport Plan and develop flight paths based on maximising safety, efficiency and capacity, and minimising aircraft noise impacts on the community.

    Before they are finalised, the proposed flight paths will be open for public consultation as part of the formal environmental assessment.

    For more information about the flight path development process, visit the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development website.

    If there’s anything else you’d like to know, try this link: westernsydney.com.au/faqs. We also noticed that you can contact the Western Sydney Airport team directly here westernsydney.com.au/index.php/contact-us, so this may help if you have further questions.

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    Why does the 'harbour city' get an airport curfew but the 'parkland city' doesn't?

    Linda asked 3 months ago

    Hi Linda, Thanks for your enquiry about the curfew at Western Sydney Airport.  We did a bit of research on your behalf and we were able to find this on the Western Sydney Airport website. 

    Curfews and other aircraft movement restrictions are not common at airports around the world, in fact, they are put in as a last resort. For example, Sydney (Kingsford-Smith) Airport has a curfew because it is surrounded by some of the most densely populated land in Australia and noise from aircraft taking off and landing at that airport can affect millions of people.

    By contrast, the land around Western Sydney International has been protected from medium and high density development for decades, as the site has been planned as a likely location for a major airport for a long time. That means operations at Western Sydney International won’t have the potential to impact as many people.

    In addition, flight paths for Western Sydney International will be designed by the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development to minimise impacts on surrounding communities. The NSW Government is also planning the land around Western Sydney International, taking into account how to minimise noise impacts.

    Operating without a curfew will help us unlock a new era of jobs and opportunities for Western Sydney. It will mean opportunities for airlines and new routes, including more affordable low cost carriers. It will also mean local growers and producers will be able to expand their businesses by becoming exporters, being able to get fresh produce quickly to lucrative markets in Asia overnight. Curfew-free operation means all this will flow on to create more jobs in Western Sydney.

    If there’s anything else you’d like to know, try this link: westernsydney.com.au/faqs. We also noticed that you can contact the Western Sydney Airport team directly here westernsydney.com.au/index.php/contact-us, so this may help if you have further questions.

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    Why does the metro rail go to St Marys instead of the Penrith CBD & transport hub?

    Linda asked 3 months ago

    Hi Linda, Thanks for your enquiry about Sydney Metro. We've passed on your question to the Sydney Metro team to help and hope to hear from them soon.  In the meantime, you can find out more about the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport line at www.sydneymetro.info/westernsydneyairportline.  

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    why is the rail of choice one that is incompatible with the network?

    Linda asked 3 months ago

    Hi Linda, Thanks for your enquiry about Sydney Metro. We've passed on your question to the Sydney Metro team to help and hope to hear from them soon.  In the meantime, you can find out more about the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport line at www.sydneymetro.info/westernsydneyairportline.  

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    Why doesn't the metro line have stops at any existing communities?

    Linda asked 3 months ago

    Hi Linda, Thanks for your enquiry about Sydney Metro. We've passed on your question to the Sydney Metro team to help and hope to hear from them soon. In the meantime, you can find out more about the Sydney Metro Western Sydney Airport line at www.sydneymetro.info/westernsydneyairportline.