Master Plan for Bradfield City Centre released for community consultation

Monica Gameng   |   February 11, 2024
Bradfield City Centre Master Plan (cr: NSW Government)

The draft Master Plan for the Bradfield City Centre has been released for community feedback as planning continues on one of Australia’s biggest economic development projects to date. 

The Bradfield City Centre Master Plan highlights a framework for future development within the 114-hectare city at the heart of the upcoming Western Sydney Aerotropolis. 

Not only will this Master Plan position Bradfield City Centre as a hub for innovation, education, and skills development in Western Sydney, but it is also expected to deliver 20,000 direct jobs as well as 10,000 new homes. 

“This Master Plan is a draft blueprint for a world-class city that will support Western Sydney Airport, attract investment, house thousands of people, and create thousands of jobs. 

“This is the first Master Plan to be publicly exhibited after progressing through the new Aerotropolis master-planning pathway and it’s critical we hear directly from the community and stakeholders as we lay the groundwork for significant infrastructure plans. 

“Bradfield City Centre could deliver 10,000 new homes in coming years, making a significant contribution to more, and more diverse, housing supply in Western Parkland City. 

“This is about making sure people have a say in how Bradfield best caters for the future needs and desires of residents, workers, and visitors,” Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Paul Scully said. 

The Master Plan contains all proposed key areas of the new city such as new homes, streets and roads, city blocks, parks and open space, commercial and retail precincts, and, most importantly, the strategies to deliver the necessary infrastructure.

The New South Wales Government is backing this development with a $1 billion investment, and Bradfield City Centre is also expected to unlock billions of dollars more in private investment. 

If approved, the Bradfield City Centre Master Plan will outline a staged approach to the development of the more than two million square metres gross floor area of the city centre that is located at the doorstep of the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport. 

Development has commenced in Bradfield with construction now underway, including Stage 1 of a new Advanced Manufacturing and Research Facility with electronics giant Hitachi. The advanced industry hub is expected to open in 2024. 

Following the exhibition period and if approved, the Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure will finalise the Master Plan by mid-2024. 

“Western Sydney is the third largest regional economy in Australia, with one of the most rapidly growing populations. 

“Providing better paid, highly-skilled jobs close to where people live, with the right infrastructure, is key to improving the lives of people in Western Sydney. 

“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform Western Sydney and can only be realised if we work together to ensure it benefits everyone,” Minister for Western Sydney Prue Car said. 

Source: NSW Government (1, 2); Infrastructure Magazine; Inside Construction 

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