Summary of Issues Raised in Submissions
South Creek Wianamatta Precinct
The South Creek Corridor was initially drawn to the Probable Maximum Flood (PMF) line and shown as comprising open space and soft-urban uses that would interface with South Creek. The summary report has identified that it won’t commit to rezoning of these lands in the short term and that existing useage rights will be preserved. The PP is committed to exploring options for development opportunities within the corridor and the Western City Aerotropolis Authority (WCAA) are working with Infrastructure NSW to acquire lands heavily affected by 1:100 year flood levels in the corridor to convert for future infrastructure / open space purposes.
Submissions raised concerns around an effective down-zoning of the precinct to the west of the Airport (the Agribusiness Precinct). The PP is committed to working closely with land owner groups and major land owners to deliver precinct masterplans with a broader range of uses to support the objectives of the precinct, including logistics and other agri-industrial activities.
Precinct Boundaries and Sequencing
Many of the submissions challenged the initial thinking around precinct boundaries and the first three master-planning precincts (the Aerotropolis Core, the Agribusiness Precinct and the Northern Gateway). The PP has committed to revisiting the sequencing of precinct masterplanning and release of zonings based on infrastructure delivery and coordination. A revised sequencing plan is due to be published in the Stage 2 LUIIP which will inform the initial rezonings in early 2020.
Concerns around residential and more sensitive land use interfaces were raised in submissions as well as issues associated with operations and bird strikes. These considerations will inform land use zoning decisions as part of the Stage 2 LUIIP.
Transport and Access
The location of main roads and rail corridors are of key interest and concern to many land owners, developers and investors in the precinct. Infrastructure NSW have all but locked in the future rail corridors which will be released in early 2020 together with the rezoning of the initial precincts. Major land owners in the Northern Gateway and Agribusiness Precincts are challenging the locations and design of proposed road infrastructure including the M12 Motorway link which is being reconsidered by the PP, WCAA and Infrastructure NSW.