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A Western Parkland City supported by infrastructure

The Western Parkland City is already growing and we need to think carefully about what, where and when infrastructure is needed for those people who live, work and play and do business in the city.

As part of the Western Sydney City Deal, the Greater Sydney Commission is leading the delivery of the Place-based Infrastructure Compact (PIC) program for the NSW Government.

The initial PIC area

The initial PIC area sits in the centre of the Western Parkland City and covers over 36,000 hectares of land, from Greater Penrith to Eastern Creek and south to Glenfield. 

With the Western Sydney International Airport and Aerotropolis at its heart, this area will support strategic centres across the Western Parkland City, generating a range of new jobs for workers across the city.

With support from more than 30 government agencies, utility providers and Councils, the Commission has applied the PIC process to three key regions in the Western Parkland City initial PIC area:

Western Sydney Parklands map

Greater Penrith to Eastern Creek

This 19,200-hectare area includes Penrith CBD, St Marys, Mount Druitt and Rooty Hill. It is bounded by the Nepean River and The Northern Road to the west, the Castlereagh Connection to the north, the M7 Motorway to the east and the Warragamba to Prospect water pipeline to the south. It sits within Blacktown and Penrith local government areas.

Western Sydney Aerotropolis Growth Area 

The Western Sydney Aerotropolis Growth Area covers 12,800 hectares of land, with the Western Sydney Aerotropolis at its core. The Aerotropolis is about 20km south of the Penrith and 14km west of the Liverpool. It takes in parts of the local government areas of Penrith, Liverpool, Campbelltown and Camden.

Austral to Glenfield Corridor 

The Austral to Glenfield Corridor covers 3,650 hectares of land. It is located east of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis and includes the suburbs of Austral, Leppington North, Edmondson Park and Glenfield. It takes in parts of the local government areas of Liverpool, Camden and Campbelltown and is bounded by Georges River to the east.




Read the full draft Paper about the initial PIC area (PDF 33 MB) - Amendment Notes

Read the supporting Technical Report  (PDF 48 MB) - Amendment Notes

Technical report appendices:

Initial PIC Area consultation outcomes report (PDF 214 KB)

Initial PIC Area summary feedback (PDF 8 MB)


The following report provides a summary of the feedback received.

Read the Consultation Report (PDF 1.5MB)


Also on exhibition

The NSW Government has also released draft plans for the Aerotropolis Core, Badgerys Creek, Wianamatta-South Creek, Agribusiness and Northern Gateway Precincts. These draft precinct plans establish the strategic vision and general objectives, proposed land uses, performance criteria for development of land, and the approach to both infrastructure and water cycle management.

Once finalised, the plans will stipulate how and where different types of development and activity can occur within these initial precincts.

Accompanying the release of the draft precinct plans is the Draft Special Infrastructure Contribution (SIC), which outlines how the cost of infrastructure in the Aerotropolis will be supported through developer contributions.

Further information and opportunities to provide feedback can be found at www.planning.nsw.gov.au/aerotropolis.


What is a PIC?

A PIC is a collaborative planning model that is all about creating great places by planning for the right infrastructure and services, in the right places, at the right time.

The PIC provides a collaborative way for NSW Government agencies, utility providers and local councils to answer critical questions such as:

  • Can existing infrastructure be extended or improved, or is new investment needed?
  • What will it cost?
  • How can it be funded?
  • When and where should it be delivered?
  • How will this benefit people into the future?

For the people who will live and work in Western Sydney in the future, the PIC model will mean:

  • growth is sequenced in a logical way
  • infrastructure is provided when it is needed
  • great places are created to support the needs of residents, workers and visitors.


What is the Western Sydney City Deal?

The Western Sydney City Deal is a shared commitment of the Australian, NSW and local governments to create world-class jobs and a great quality of life through the vision of the Western Parkland City. 

Part of this deal is the commitment P5 - Growth Infrastructure Compacts (now known as Place-based Infrastructure Compact).

  • The NSW Government will establish Growth Infrastructure Compacts for the Western Parkland City. The compacts will coordinate planning and delivery of new jobs and housing supply and ensure that the required infrastructure is delivered as it is needed.

More information about this commitment and the Western Sydney City Deal is available at the Western Sydney City Deal website.

More information:

For more information on GPOP and the Place-based Infrastructure Compact or Growth Infrastructure Compacts, please contact the Greater Sydney Commission.