Consultation has concluded
The public exhibition of the draft Aerotropolis Development Contributions Plan was extended until 31 January 2021.
The community and industry are encouraged to comment on Council’s draft Aerotropolis Development Contributions Plan.
The plan outlines how Council will collect contributions from developers to fund the significant infrastructure needed to deliver on the vision of the precinct as a logistics hub, centre for innovation and to support a wide range of local jobs. Prepared in collaboration with Liverpool City Council, it applies to land within the initial precincts of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis which is expected to accommodate more than 100,000 workers and 30,000 residents.
Feedback from this open and transparent consultation process will help Council gain a better understanding of how essential infrastructure will be funded.
Council’s contribution plan proposes a 6.5 per cent levy on developments over $200,000 to fund local infrastructure needed to align with growth, fulfil the precinct’s potential and create a sustainable, well-connected and liveable city.
While the NSW Government has zoned the land, Council is responsible for reviewing and accepting development applications. We need a sustainable contributions plan that will fund the infrastructure to support these developments.
The Aerotropolis is a regionally significant precinct that will play an important role in NSW and Federal government plans for the Western Parkland City and in the state’s jobs-led recovery from COVID-19. As such it is appropriate that industry fund the essential infrastructure and that all levels of government look at the funding model that will transform this greenfield site.
The cost cannot fall to Penrith rate payers.
It is important to establish a sustainable funding model now, as short cuts will mean inadequate infrastructure that will be near impossible to fix once the area is built out.
The Aerotropolis Precinct Plans for the initial precincts and the State Infrastructure Contributions for the Aerotropolis will also soon be on exhibition. You can view these plans in the document menu.
Together with Council’s contributions plan and background report they provide a broad picture of plans for the precinct.
The draft Aerotropolis Development Contributions Plan will:
- ensure services, facilities and infrastructure are delivered as development occurs, in order to meet the needs of our growing City
- implement streamlined and transparent development contributions processes for development in theaerotropolis, and
- fund engineering infrastructure, community facilities, parks, sports and recreation facilities.
The draft Aerotropolis Development Contributions Plan was on public exhibition until 31 January 2021.
If you would like more information, please contact Principal Planner, Natalie Stanowski on 4732 7403.