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Bradfield City Centre FAQs

We’re building Australia's newest city—Bradfield City Centre—on the doorstep of the new Western Sydney International Airport.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the new Bradfield City Centre?

Bradfield City Centre is located within the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. It is being built on Government land near Badgerys Creek Road, Bringelly, on the doorstep of the of the new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.

At the heart of the City Centre will be a new Metro station on the Western Sydney Airport line.

When will work start on the Bradfield City Centre?

Construction on the Bradfield City Centre is underway. This includes work on the First Building, as well as first stage civil and enabling works on new roads and utility services. The First Building is due for completion in 2024.  

This work will provide the foundation for the Bradfield City Centre which will continue to grow and evolve over the next 30 years.

What will the Bradfield City Centre be famous for?

Bradfield City Centre will be a beautiful and sustainable city that will be green, advanced, and connected to world-class transport. It will be known as an advanced hub of innovation for:

  • Defence and aerospace industries, such as civil space, remote defence sustainment, unmanned aircraft systems, aviation services and training;
  • Manufacturing and logistics, such as robotics, automation, additive manufacturing, warehouse and supply chain automation
  • Future transport industries, such as autonomous vehicles, electric transport and last mile mobility
  • Construction technology; such as prefabricated components, modular building systems and green buildings
  • New energy and circular economy industries, such as renewable energy generation, lithium battery storage, biodegradable packaging and recycling.

Why was the name Bradfield selected?

The name Bradfield was selected by the NSW Government because it represents NSW’s aspirations for an innovative, world-class city focused on advanced manufacturing, technology, education and research.

As a pioneer in engineering and construction, John Bradfield embodies the NSW Government's vision for delivering world-class new industries, better connected communities, and education and training to create a more prosperous Western Parkland City.

The NSW Government had an incredible response from the community for its call for names, with 'Bradfield' strongly supported.

Aboriginal names and dual naming, in consultation with the local community, will be considered for other prominent features of the city such as parks, streets, water features, and precincts.

What will the Bradfield City Centre look like?

A Master Plan for Bradfield City Centre is currently in development and will be placed on public exhibition for feedback as part of the NSW Government planning approvals process.

Key features of Bradfield City Centre will include:

  • 36 hectares of public domain – including parks, plazas, and water features
  • 60 hectares of land prepared for development - including earthworks, roads, and utilities
  • Visitor centre and high-tech research facility - with shared space and equipment for international advanced industry firms and local manufacturers
  • Digitally-enabled city centre and public domain - including high capacity conduit, common access ducts, and smart infrastructure
  • Commercial and community facilities - including retail, cultural, childcare, and car parking
  • A plaza adjacent to the new metro station - only minutes from the international airport
  • Dining, entertainment, and leisure - located around public waterways.

What will be the first building?

In November 2021 we submitted a State Significant Development Application to the Department of Planning, Industry, and Environment (DPIE) for the First Building in the new Bradfield City Centre. Approval was granted in September 2022. Construction is now underway. 

Housed in the First Building will be stage one of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF). 

For more information on the First Building, please visit our page here.

What jobs will this investment generate?

The funding commitment will deliver the first stage of Australia's newest city.

This city will attract globally competitive advanced industries, including defence, aviation, aerospace and advanced manufacturing. This will drive the creation of 200,000 new jobs across the Western Parkland City.

How does the Bradfield City Centre relate to the precinct plans?

Draft Precinct Plans were previously exhibited by the Department of Planning, and Environment (DPE) for the first five precincts (including the Aerotropolis Core that Bradfield City Centre sits at the heart of) to be delivered in the Aerotropolis.

The plans establish the strategic vision and general objectives, proposed land uses, and performance criteria for development of land. They also provide the approach to both infrastructure and water cycle management.

DPE's precinct plans include detailed considerations such as a road network and open space such as parks. They include the physical characteristics that make up built-up areas such as building height, width, depth, and scale in and surrounding the Bradfield City Centre.

For more information please visit the NSW Government Planning Portal.

Will any properties be acquired?

The Precinct Plans identify land required for public purposes such as roads, parks, and water detention basins. These areas will need to be acquired to deliver the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.

For more information please visit the NSW Government Planning Portal.

Who is the Community Commissioner for the Aerotropolis?

The NSW Government has appointed Professor Roberta Ryan from the University of Newcastle to the role of Independent Community Commissioner to help address concerns of landowners in the Western Sydney Aerotropolis. Key areas of focus for the Commissioner include advising people about planning, valuation and development processes and reporting findings to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces over the coming months.

You can contact the Commissioner via [email protected] or find out more here.

How can I learn more about Bradfield City Centre?

We are keen to share our ideas and understand your views, so we will be updating information and seeking your input as we progress the planning and development of the Bradfield City Centre.

Visit our community page for more information and ways to stay up to date.