The Western City District Plan is a 20-year plan to manage growth in the context of economic, social and environmental matters to achieve the 40-year vision for Greater Sydney. It is a guide for implementing the Greater Sydney Region Plan, A Metropolis of Three Cities, at a district level and is a bridge between regional and local planning.
The vision for the Western City District Plan is to transform the district over the next 20 to 40 years to provide residents with quicker and easier access to a wider range of jobs, housing types and activities. The vision will improve the District’s lifestyle and environmental assets.
This will be achieved by:
- Creating a once-in-a-generation economic boom with the Western Sydney Airport and Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis bringing together infrastructure, businesses and knowledge-intensive jobs
- Building on the Western Sydney City Deal to transform the Western City District over the next 20 to 40 years by building on natural and community assets and developing a more contained Western City District with a greater choice of jobs, transport and services aligned with growth
- Delivering the first stage of the North South Rail Link
- Collaborating and building strong relationships between Liverpool, Greater Penrith and Campbelltown-Macarthur reinforced by the emerging Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis forming a unique metropolitan cluster
- Providing major transport links for people and freight by unprecedented transport investments
- Developing a range of housing, providing access to public transport and infrastructure including schools, hospitals and community facilities
- Linking walking and cycling paths, bushland and a green urban landscape framed by the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, the Scenic Hills and Western Sydney Parklands
- Enhancing and protecting South Creek, Georges River and Hawkesbury-Nepean river systems
- Mitigating the heat island effect and providing cooler places by extending urban tree canopy and retaining water in the landscape
- Protecting the District's natural landscapes, heritage and tourism assets, unique rural areas and villages
- Protecting the environmental, social and economic values of the Metropolitan Rural Area.