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https://architectureau.com/articles...sed-for-western-sydney/#.Ww0AVyo_N3U.facebook

Proposals made for a World Trade Centre adjacent to Badgers Creek.
A bit of a fantasy right now but still worthy of its own thread.

$8 billion World Trade Centre proposed for Western Sydney
A proposal for a World Trade Centre comprising four towers has been submitted to the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet.

Aerotropolis Group, which has acquired a license to establish a World Trade Centre in Sydney, owns a 120-hecatre parcel of land in Bringelly, located three kilometres from the proposed Western Sydney Airport.

The group has proposed a mixed-use $8 billion development, masterplanned by Woods Bagot. The proposal also includes an international convention and exhibition, commercial areas for large multination companies, an innovation and incubation centre for start-up companies, retail spaces and residential areas.

The development aims to be a net zero carbon precinct, through energy production, storage and use on site.

“The new Western Sydney Airport and the realization of the Greater Sydney Commission’s strategy for the Western Parklands City is an extraordinary opportunity to conceive urban development, hosting high tech industries synthesized with the unique natural environment of the Nepean river system and Cumberland Parklands for sustainable living,” said Neil Hill, design director of Woods Bagot.

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Train line running though the middle - interesting...



 

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They look tall to be near a major airport?
But great concept
 

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Western Sydney ‘Aerotropolis’ Gets $20bn Funding Boost

Federal, state and local governments will invest $20 billion into a new airport city in Badgerys Creek, fast-tracking infrastructure for Western Sydney’s new airport precinct touted as the state’s “newest economic zone”.

The significant public funding, focused on a 10,000-hectare greenfield site around the new airport, will encourage jobs in health, education, transport and logistics in western Sydney and could create more than 120,00 jobs in the region.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described the future city deal as “a game-changer,” at a recent business investor forum, with the focus on transforming western Sydney as “one of the best places to live and work in Australia.”

Reference: https://theurbandeveloper.com/articles/western-sydney-aerotropolis-gets-20bn-funding-boost-
 

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if i dont remember wrongly the lord mayor or sydney council said, an area is not allowed to be a primary city (parra, harbourside), if it doesnt have a river flowing it. which is why blacktown can not be a primary (also it close to parra).

badgerys doesnt have a river so did they change their mind just like that?
 

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if i dont remember wrongly the lord mayor or sydney council said, an area is not allowed to be a primary city (parra, harbourside), if it doesnt have a river flowing it. which is why blacktown can not be a primary (also it close to parra).

badgerys doesnt have a river so did they change their mind just like that?
Badgery's Creek and the new WSA falls under Liverpool City Council, not Blacktown.
 

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Are those supposed to be wind turbines in the second pic? No way they would produce any useful output, far too small and low to the ground.
 

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when does it start? the airport?
 

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They're relocating some TransGrid power lines right now. Earthworks begin later this year according to the most recent project update.

Site works for the Western Sydney Airport are progressing well with the relocation of the major transmission line
on track for completion mid-2019. In addition to the joint announcement on the new rail link to the airport by Prime Minister Turnbull and Premier Berejiklian in March, WSA Co recently shortlisted the early earthworks tender – the first stage in preparing the site for construction. This project will commence later this year and includes levelling of 1.8 million cubic metres of earth, in addition to road and drainage works. The major earthworks package is expected to go out for tender later this year.
 

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https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw...rt-to-be-rezoned-by-2019-20180821-p4zyul.html


Land around Western Sydney Airport to be rezoned by 2019

By Jacob Saulwick
21 August 2018 — 4:31pm

Areas for employment and residential development to the immediate north and south of the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek will start to be rezoned as early as next year.

The Department of Planning and Environment on Tuesday released an initial land-use plan for the so-called Western Sydney Aerotropolis, a region earmarked to take advantage of economic activity stimulated by the airport.

An artist’s impression of residential neighbourhoods for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
Photo: NSW government


The plan breaks the land around the 1780-hectare Western Sydney Airport site into nine precincts. It selects two of those precincts – “Aerotropolis Core” and “Northern Gateway” for immediate planning, with rezoning to be completed by the end of 2019. The development of other areas around the airport is to be staged.

Work on a third precinct, “South Creek”, which cuts through the area and is intended to be a green spine “providing open space, amenity, biodiversity and wellbeing values” is also intended to start soon.

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https://www.smh.com.au/business/com...n-sydney-airport-project-20190901-p52msy.html


Lendlease wins $644m Western Sydney airport project

By Carolyn Cummins
September 2, 2019 — 5.50am

Construction giant Lendlease has landed the federal government's $644 million major earthworks contract for the development of the Western Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek.

The announcement was made by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday, who called the planned Western Sydney International Nancy-Bird Walton Airport a "game changer" for the area.

Mr Morrison said the contract was awarded to Lendlease Engineering and its joint venture partner CPB Contractors after a rigorous competitive tender process to undertake one of Australia’s largest ever infrastructure earthworks projects.


Conceptual render of Western Sydney Airport business park' Image: WSA Co .

Work under the contract would move around 25 million cubic metres of earth on the site to support construction of the major elements of the airport, including the runway and terminal.

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https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw...-s-new-5-billion-airport-20191027-p534mn.html

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First glimpse of terminal building at Sydney's new $5 billion airport

By Matt O'Sullivan
October 29, 2019 — 1.00am

The first design images for the terminal building at Sydney's new $5.3 billion airport have been released giving travellers a glimpse of what they can expect when it opens in six years.

The concept designs for Western Sydney International Airport's terminal by a team from London's Zaha Hadid Architects and Sydney's Cox Architecture have been credited for focusing on the "customer journey while paying tribute to the Western Sydney region and natural landscape".


An artist's impression of the interior of the new terminal at Badgerys Creek.CREDIT:WESTERN SYDNEY AIRPORT

A team from the two architectural firms has been selected from more than 40 entrants as the winners of the design contract for the terminal, construction of which is due to start in 2022.

The winning designs feature landscaped gardens within a giant public plaza, which will offer shopping, dining and entertainment. The terminal's interior will also have timber ceilings and vertical gardens.

Architects were required to have experience designing an airport of similar size and complexity to Western Sydney Airport within the last five years in order to be considered for the design project.

The release of the design images for the terminal comes ahead of the start of major earthworks early next year at the 1780-hectare airport site at Badgerys Creek, about 50 kilometres west of Sydney's CBD. In all, 23 million cubic metres of earth will be moved to construct the airport.


A concept design of the terminal's exterior.CREDIT:WESTERN SYDNEY AIRPORT

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the designs for the terminal showed the once-in-a-generation infrastructure project coming to life. "This is set to be the largest gateway to Australia and these designs are another step to making it a reality," he said.

Cox project director David Holm said the design took inspiration from "the unique local flora of western Sydney and the great Australian light to create an unmistakable regional identity".


A design image of the interior of the new terminal at Western Sydney Airport.CREDIT:WESTERN SYDNEY AIRPORT

The final decision on selecting the winning designs was made by a panel of renowned Australian architects including Yvonne von Hartel, Peter Poulet and Kim Crestani.

While the terminal's exterior would compliment the landscape, Western Sydney Airport chief executive Graham Millett said its focus was on the customer journey within the terminal, which shone through in the winning design concepts.

While the airport will initially handle up to 10 million passengers annually, the terminal is being built for "modular expansion" to accommodate the long-term capacity of up 80 million passengers a year by the early 2060s.

Urban Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge said construction of the airport would result in 11,000 direct and indirect jobs in western Sydney and, within five years of opening, was expected to support 28,000 full-time jobs in the region.

The airport, which will not have a curfew on flights, is due to open to passengers in 2026.
 

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"Link for article which includes a bit of pointless, short-sighted huffin'&puffin' from Blue Mtns mayor."

He's a politician. It's what one would expect. I'm sure when the airport is eventually built, he will do a back flip and try to take advantage of whatever tourism opportunities come his way.
 
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