Construction begins on Australia's newest city - Bradfield City Centre

Monica Gameng   |   October 2, 2022
Bradfield City Centre (cr: NSW Government)

Construction on the Bradfield City Centre – Australia’s newest city – is now underway and this ‘visionary’ development is set to create over 17,000 jobs as well as accelerate Western Sydney’s wave of new advanced manufacturing, research and innovation. 

The first building being constructed is a 3,840-SQM multi-purpose infrastructure that will provide spaces for offices, exhibitions and events as well as be home to Hitachi’s Kyoso Creation Centre and the first stage of a new Advanced Manufacturing and Research Facility. 

The Bradfield City Centre will span 114 hectares and it is backed by a $1 billion investment from the New South Wales Government. The development of this new city is also anticipated to unlock a further $10 billion in private investment. 

“We are building a world-class city centre that will supercharge the creation of jobs and economic opportunities across Western Sydney. 

“This first building is the start of a game-changing and job-generating city centre that will transform Bradfield into a hive of economic activity for businesses and offer new services and attractions for residents across Western Sydney. 

“With this new high-tech city located close to new airport, businesses will be able to manufacture products in Western Sydney and export to the rest of the world, generating even more export dollars for our state,” Premier Dominic Perrottet said. 

The contract to undertake the works on the first building has been awarded to Taylor Construction Group. 

 

This new building will be the focal point for both the community and industry as Bradfield City Centre is being developed. 

“This facility will bring high-skilled jobs and global career opportunities to Western Sydney residents, deliver shared high-tech manufacturing equipment and machinery with local Sydney businesses and fast-track development in areas like defence and space. 

“Beyond the first building, the NSW Government has committed a further $260 million to establish the largest Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility in Australia, right here in Western Sydney,” Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Alister Henskens said. 

Bradfield City Centre’s first building was given State Significant Development Application approval. 

The first building will also feature a visitor centre and viewing spaces that were designed to allow visitors and workers to watch the country’s “newest, greenest and most connected and advanced city being built in real time”. 

“Major international companies are turning their eyes to Western Sydney and our work in creating this new city. 

“The first building will deliver 150 construction jobs and 60 new operational jobs once it is up and running,” Minister for Planning and Minister for Homes Anthony Roberts said. 

The beginning of construction is a significant moment for Western Parkland City residents as they will be able to witness Bradfield City Centre come to life right on their doorstep. 

The Bradfield City Centre works will include: 

  • Enabling works that will provide the foundation infrastructure for Bradfield such as utilities and services to kick start broader private sector development 
  • The first building that will include a visitor centre as well as a high-tech research facility. The facility will provide shared use equipment for research institutions and industry partners to enable collaborative innovation 
  • New community and recreation facilities including 36 hectares of open public space, plus retail and childcare 
  • A new model for education and training to deliver 100 micro-credential courses 

“Families and communities in Greater Western Sydney are seeing first-hand the benefits of a Government that is building infrastructure to make life easier. 

“Western Sydney residents will soon see this empty paddock grow into a thriving city centre with world-class transport infrastructure,” Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott said. 

 

Works getting underway on the first building also marks the start of what will be a major jobs boom for Western Sydney. 

“The Bradfield City Centre will grow and evolve in coming decades to become a major hub for jobs in Western Sydney, generating enormous economic benefit for the NSW economy,” Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said. 

The new city is expected to be known as an advanced industry cluster for the defence and aerospace industries, manufacturing and logistics, future transport industries, construction technology as well as for new energy and circular economy industries. 

Bradfield City Centre has been designed to be a cyber-secure and hydrogen-ready city that has high-capacity conduit and common access ducts capable of accommodating hydrogen-gas pipelines and fibre-optic internet cables. 

“This will be a truly global city with a 24/7 economy and the beautiful parks, playgrounds and buzzing cultural life Western Sydney deserves. 

“The Bradfield City Centre is being created by harnessing the region’s existing strengths to attract investment in manufacturing, agribusiness and education and by leveraging the huge decisions the NSW Government has already made,” Chair of the Western Parkland Authority Jennifer Westacott AO said. 

The first building is due to be completed by late 2023. 

Source: NSW Government – Media Releases; NSW Government – The Western Parkland City (1, 2

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Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
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