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Western City District Plan

Infrastructure and collaboration

A city supported by infrastructure

Planning Priority W1
Planning for a city supported by infrastructure.

Greater Sydney is a successful and growing city, but to become more liveable, productive and sustainable, it needs additional infrastructure and services in the right places and at the right time.

Infrastructure planning requires collaboration – managing the competing needs of a city involves all levels of government, industry and the community. A Metropolis of Three Cities emphasises the alignment of local environmental plans, transport programs and other agency programs. This involves the interface of NSW Government investment,such as transport interchanges, and local infrastructure provided by councils, such as public domain improvements.

Planning for infrastructure includes consideration of how such investments contribute to the shape and connectivity of Greater Sydney as a metropolis of three cities.

The Western Sydney City Deal will be the single largest planning, investment and delivery partnership in the history of the nation, involving the Austrlian and NSW Governments, together with the eight local governments of the District.

This District Plan responds to major transport, health and education investments either committed or planned across the Western District, including the Western Sydney Airport and aligns with Future Transport 2056. The Western Sydney Deal will drive innovative planning for future infrastructure needs.

The increasingly rapid change of technological innovations will influence the planning and delivery of infrastructure. Recognising and facilitating adaptability in infrastructure is critical.

Infrastructure – planned to support orderly growth, change and adaptability – must be delivered and used efficiently. Optimal use of infrastructure increases the capacity to better support communities.

For the Western City District, this means the following Planning Priorities:

W1. Planning for a city supported by infrastructure

W2. Working through collaboration.

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