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15 September 2020 Posted by 


Moving from vision to reality
WESTERN Sydney residents have the chance to suggest a name for a new section of the massive Aerotropolis complex as the State Government announces fast tracking of the project.
The State Government is billing the naming competition as “the naming of Sydney’s third city” but it is just part of the biggest urban project in the State’s history.
The area to be named is more than 100 ha of land that will become home to research, science and education facilities as part of the first stage of the Aerotropolis Core precinct. It is located north of Bringelly and needs a new name to reflect its new future.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the naming process to be carried out would  find a unique name which would forever define Australia’s first 22nd Century City on the doorstep of the Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
“Until now we have been referring to the area as the Aerotropolis Core, but with the city quickly moving from a vision to a reality now is the time for it to be given a real place name,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“The area to be named is the parcel of land which will be the CBD of the Aerotropolis and we want its name to be as iconic as the existing major city centres of ‘Sydney’ and ‘Parramatta’.
“Whatever it is ultimately called after the naming process, this part of Greater Sydney’s third city will be a key driver of economic growth, jobs and opportunities across NSW and the nation for generations to come.”
Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said as part of the naming process the community would be consulted and asked to nominate potential names for the new city.
“We want the community to help us come up with a list of names that reflect the area’s heritage, recognise people who have contributed to NSW or honor significant figures with ties to Western Sydney,” Mr Ayres said.
“A naming committee comprising the Premier, myself, DPC Secretary Tim Reardon and Western Parkland City Authority Chair Jennifer Westacott will consider the options and make a final decision.”
Meanwhile, Aerotropolis has been named in the Fifth Tranche of projects as a key part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.
The latest tranche of projects includes a new school in Sydney’s South West, a multi-trades and digital technology hub at TAFE Meadowbank and a new road project linking WestConnex to Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport.
It includes the creation of the new Aerotropolis State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP), which will unlock rezonings for five new employment and environmental precincts around the new Western Sydney Airport including the Aerotropolis Core, Badgerys Creek, Northern Gateway and Agribusiness and Wianamatta-South Creek.
“The Aerotropolis SEPP is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to lay the foundations for a brand-new State-shaping precinct, with the Aerotropolis set to support more than 200,000 jobs over 20 years in industries of the future,” Planning Minister Rob Stokes said.
This will be the second last tranche of fast-tracked projects under the current program, with details on a new recovery focused acceleration program to be released in the coming weeks. 
Decisions will be made on tranche five projects by mid-September. For more information visit http://www.planning.nsw.gov.au/fast-tracked-assessments


Michael Walls
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