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Bradfield City Centre

Located at the heart of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, Bradfield City Centre sits on the doorstep of the new Western Sydney International Airport.

Bradfield City Centre will become a vibrant, 24/7 global city, driving advancements in industry and acting as a central gathering place for arts, culture, and entertainment.

At 114-hectares, Bradfield City Centre is one of the biggest urban development projects ever undertaken in Australia and is the first major city to be built in over 100 years.

A city of extraordinary futures

Bradfield City Centre will unlock new economic opportunities, create 10,000 more homes, and support 20,000 new jobs for the people of Western Sydney.

Advanced manufacturing and other future looking industries based in Bradfield City Centre will act as a magnet for innovation across all Western Sydney. This will create good quality and better paid jobs closer to home.

With more than half the world's population just a 14-hour flight away, Bradfield City Centre will also be a destination for tourism and entertainment.

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Welcome to Bradfield City Centre, Australia's newest city located on the doorstep of the Western Sydney International airport.

Bradfield City Centre will be a thriving 24/7 hub of culture, creativity, and innovation, unlocking new economic opportunities and creating 10,000 more homes and 20,000 new jobs for the people of Western Sydney.

Connected to Greater Sydney and the world through integrated transport links, Bradfield City Centre will be smart and sustainable, boasting retail facilities, community spaces and beautiful parks and playgrounds.

We're growing new jobs, industries, and skills through a world-class research and education ecosystem - all immersed in a parkland environment, with more than 30% open space, and thoughtful connections to Country.

Designed for people who live, work and learn there, most parts of the city can be enjoyed within an easy 5-minute walk. And with dedicated event and cultural spaces, it will also be a destination for tourism and entertainment for visitors from near and far.

Over time Bradfield City Centre will become a new beating heart of Western Sydney - a city of extraordinary futures.

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Key Features

Bradfield City Centre will be a city centred on design excellence, character and culture, and movement and connectivity. These key features are detailed in the draft Bradfield Centre Master Plan, which is currently being progressed through the planning approval pathway.

Design

World class technology, buildings, and landscapes embedding design excellence in the DNA of the city

Sustainable ethos and designing with Country will help to achieve ambitious commitments to net zero, climate resilience, energy and water efficiency, sustainable materials selection, and the use of greenery on ground, walls, and roofs.

Embedding the latest technology into the heart of the city will create smarter ways for people, business, and the environment to thrive together.

design key features

  • 2 million square metres of gross floor area for development
  • Space for 80 plus buildings up to 15 storeys high
  • Designed to support a circular economy
  • 80% roof green coverage or bio-solar systems to address urban heat
  • Climate resilient design features to maximise energy efficiency and manage temperatures
  • First Nations cultural values guiding planting, materials, art, lighting, signage, and language
  • Smart technologies incorporated throughout to improve liveability

Character

A vibrant 24/7 metropolis in a green parkland setting

Featuring more than 30% public open space, dedicated major event and cultural spaces, and extensive retail and dining facilities, Bradfield City Centre will be a place to live, work, gather, play, and stay. Located on the doorstep of the new 24/7 Western Sydney International airport, it will also be a destination for tourism and entertainment for visitors near and far.

We're growing new industries, jobs, and skills through a world-class research and education ecosystem, connected to global expertise and opportunities.

An artist's render of a large group of people gathered in a park to watch a performance on a stage.

  • 36 hectares of open space, waterways and playgrounds
  • 2-hectare Central Park
  • 2.2 km Green Loop
  • 40% tree canopy cover for a green cool city
  • Major event and dedicated cultural spaces
  • Public art featured throughout

Movement and Connectivity

Highly connected and accessible city for all people

Beautiful green pedestrian pathways and dedicated cycling lanes will create a people focused network connecting the city. 

Major bus, road, and metro interchanges in the heart of the city will connect residents, workers, and visitors to the rest of Greater Sydney and to the world through the new Western Sydney International airport. 

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  • Most parts of the city accessible within a 5-minute walk from the Metro station
  • Accessible EV charging, designed for future transport
  • 17.8 km of bike trails and lanes
  • Major transport interchange of metro, bus and pedestrian connecting in the heart of the city
  • 5-minute metro to the new 24/7 Western Sydney International airport

Bradfield City Centre Map - Draft Master Plan

The Master Plan process

There are seven stages in the master planning process.

The draft Bradfield City Centre Master Plan was open for public exhibition from 5 February to 4 March 2024, and has now progressed to Stage 5. Submissions are currently being reviewed.

The Plan details how the city will grow over time, creating new homes and better jobs immersed in a parkland environment. It will guide development of the city for years to come.