WPCA Industry Update - December 2021
Welcome to the Western Parkland City Authority Industry Update
A place to stay up-to-date with the latest news in the Western Parkland City, Western Sydney Aerotropolis and the Bradfield City Centre.
Making news this issue
- The release of our Draft Blueprint and Economic Development Roadmap - Phase 1
- Our first building milestones, lodging the SSDA and seeking tenants
- Working with industry to bring the Agribusiness Integrated Logistics Hub (ILH) Concept to life
- Our New Education and Training Model (NETM)
- Your opportunity to get involved: seeking interest from property, development and investment sectors
- Upcoming events where you can learn more
A jobs-led growth plan to shape the future of the Western Parkland City unveiled
The Draft Western Parkland City Blueprint highlights the fundamental shift away from incremental planning and puts forward the next set of short-and medium-term priorities for Government investment.
The Draft Blueprint identifies a series of directions and infrastructure priorities for each vision theme of green, connected and advanced to help guide Government decision making.
You can read more about the Draft Blueprint and the key infrastructure priorities for the entire Western Parkland City here.
Draft Economic Development Roadmap
The Draft Economic Development Roadmap – Phase 1 provides an overarching strategy to maximise opportunities and attract investment, businesses, and talent to the Parkland City and Australia.
The Draft Roadmap outlines three economic directions for the Parkland City, each with a set of priorities. These will provide the Commonwealth, NSW, and local governments and the private sector with guidance on where to target future investment
You can read more about our Draft Economic Development Roadmap here.
Plans for the first building in the Bradfield City Centre reach some major milestones
The concept plan for the first building in the Bradfield City Centre has been unveiled with the Western Parkland City Authority lodging a State Significant Development Application (SSDA) with the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
The First Building will house shared-use advanced manufacturing facilities and equipment for research and industry collaboration. Completion is expected by the end of 2023, with the building featuring a visitor centre and viewing spaces.
The WPCA is excited to invite interested parties to apply to take their place among the first tenants in the Bradfield's City Centre's first building.
More information, including full details of the tender process, available space and commercial lease terms are available on the eTendering website. Applications are open until 21 January 2022.
Help bring the Agribusiness Integrated Logistics Hub (ILH) Airfreight Interface Concept to life
Australian products are highly valued throughout the Asia-Pacific region. With 24/7 operations at the new WSI Cargo Precinct more than 220,000 tonnes per annum of cargo-handling capacity will be unlocked, providing a catalyst for NSW producers and manufacturers to capture expanded global opportunities.
Interested parties are invited to share their ideas on how they can help to bring to life the ILH Airfreight Interface Concept.
Please click here for more information on how you can get involved. The RFI registration process has been extended to 31 January 2022.
A new way of thinking about learning
The Western Parkland City is a growing centre for innovation and advanced manufacturing which is why we’re developing a New Education and Training Model (NETM) in partnership with industry, universities, vocational education and training (VET) providers and government.
The NETM will deliver small-scale packages of learning, or micro-credentials, that allow people to build knowledge, skills and experience in a particular subject area aligned to employer needs.
We invite industry participation in the ongoing design, development and delivery of micro-credentials tailored to the needs of employers in the Western Parkland City.
Your opportunity to get involved
We are inviting registrations of interest from organisations within the property, development and investment sectors to participate in a market sounding process.
This follows the NSW Government commitment of over $1 billion to begin the enabling infrastructure to kick start the development of the Bradfield City Centre.
The NSW Government is now looking for industry partners with the objective to grow the Bradfield City Centre into a vibrant economic powerhouse, generating high-skilled, high-productivity jobs.
Some upcoming events we'll be attending: