Part 1: Introduction to the Aerotropolis
An aerotropolis at Badgerys Creek has been recently introduced by the Greater Sydney Commission as the centerpiece of Western Sydney’s future growth. An aerotropolis describes a city that is built around an airport, that integrates time-sensitive suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and jobs to distant customers, clients and marketplaces.
To realise the Greater Sydney Commission’s vision for an aerotropolis in Western City, the planning for how such a city would form and what it would look like over the coming decades needs to commence. This aims to ensure that a productive, liveable and sustainable urban form will ultimately emerge for the future enjoyment of Greater Sydney.
The first edition of the aerotropolis series begins to unpack how this may unfold in a Western Sydney context, identifying some of the key barriers which exist between the identification of an aerotropolis in the District Plans in 2016, and the ultimate success profile of this development model throughout the aerotropolis life cycle. The key findings of the first edition include:
JBA’s Introduction to Aerotropolis provides an in-depth assessment of the opportunity to deliver an aerotropolis in Western Sydney. For further information, please contact JBA’s Aviation Development Specialists, Tim Smith and Gordon Kirkby on 02 9956 6962.