Draft Blueprint for the Western Parkland City
What is the Draft Western Parkland City Blueprint?
The vision we set today and the investment decisions we make in the years to come will drive the success of the Western Parkland City as Australia’s first truly 22nd Century City.
The Draft Western Parkland City Blueprint continues the fundamental shift away from incremental planning and puts forward the next set of short-and medium-term priorities for Government investment that will leverage the initial $20 billion infrastructure investment and help to achieve the Parkland City vision.
The Draft Blueprint has been compiled by analysing the gaps in services and infrastructure, the pipeline of future projects slated for investigation, and the opportunities for new and augmented government action. Appendix A sets out preliminary inputs by local government areas (LGA) that may be considered for future investigation, coordination and/ or investment to support the delivery of the Parkland City.
The Draft Blueprint identifies a series of directions for each vision theme of green, connected and advanced to help guide Government decision- making. Each set of directions is accompanied by priorities for Government action that is required to deliver the ambition of the Parkland City vision first established in the Greater Sydney Region Plan.
What are the highest priorities?
The Parkland City will account for over 25 per cent of NSW’s population growth by 2036, with nearly 1.7 million people. To keep pace with this growth, the Parkland City may require 15-30 per cent of the NSW infrastructure spend –the equivalent of $60 billion - $120 billion in today’s terms – over the next 15 years.
The next set of critical projects are required to maximise the benefits of the Government’s $20 billion investment in infrastructure.
What is the vision?
The vision is for a green, connected and advanced Parkland City:
Have your say
This Draft Blueprint has been prepared by the Western Parkland City Authority to provide a central resource on the existing, future and emerging priorities required to deliver the vision for the Western Parkland City. Accordingly, many of these priorities will require further planning and consultation before governments commit the resources for detailed investigation and implementation.
The WPCA will review feedback from stakeholders and refresh priorities periodically, so that the Draft Blueprint adapts as the city evolves. Feedback is critical to inform WPCA’s city coordination role and our work with key stakeholders.
The feedback period is now closed.
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