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20 December 2019
11,200 hectares surrounding the new Western Sydney International airport at Badgerys Creek will be rezoned by the middle of next year.
The NSW government will release a draft plan for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis in a major step towards the rezoning of 10 large blocks of land reserved for employment and residential precincts.
The rezoning of some of the large blocks of land has been accelerated, including the Badgerys Creek precinct next to the airport. That precinct is being fast-tracked because it would help support the delivery of infrastructure such as roads and rail.
Its primary aim is to create about 200,000 jobs by attracting new and emerging industries.
The exact route of the $7 billion metro rail line between the airport and St Marys, west of Blacktown, is also due to be confirmed next year.
The draft planning package for the Aerotropolis will be open to the public until February 28.
Major earthworks at the 1780-hectare airport site, about 50 kilometres west of Sydney’s CBD, will start early next year.
In all, 23 million cubic metres of earth will be moved to construct the airport.