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A city supported by infrastructureInfrastructure
A collaborative cityCollaboration
A city for peoplePeople
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A city in its landscapeLandscape
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A resilient cityResilience
  1. Ahmadpour, N., Keirnan, A. 2016, Design for Ageing-in-place: Evidence from Australia. Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference, Brighton, UK, 27-30 June 2016
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016, 2016 Census of Population and Housing, ABS, Canberra
  3. NSW Ministry of Health Centre of Epidemiology and Evidence 2015, NSW Population Health Survey, NSW Government Sydney
  4. Ibid.
  5. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016, 2016 Census of Population & Housing, ABS, Canberra.
  6. PwC. 2015. A smart move. Future-proofing Australia's workforce by growing skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). PwC: Sydney.
  7. City Futures Research Centre 2013, Implementing metropolitan planning strategies: taking into account local housing demand - Technical Report, City Futures Research Centre, UNSW, Sydney
  8. NSW Department of Planning and Environment 2016, Metropolitan Housing Monitor Greater Sydney Region, NSW Government, Sydney.
  9. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011, Census of Population & Housing, ABS, Canberra.
  10. Transport for NSW 2016, Western Sydney Freight Line and Intermodal Terminal viewed 31 July https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/sites/default/files/b2b/projects/west-…
  11. Ibid.
  12. Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development 2016, Western Sydney Airport - Environmental Impact Statement, Australian Government Australia
  13. Ernst & Young 2017, Western Sydney Airport Market Analysis, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Western Sydney Unit.
  14. Tourism Research Australia 2017. Year End December 2016, National and International Visitor Surveys
  15. Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise, Blue Mountains Tourism Employment, Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise, Katoomba. http://www.economyprofile.com.au/bluemountains/tourism, viewed 15 March 2018.
  16. Deloitte 2016, Westmead Innovation District: Building Western Sydney's job engine 2016-2036 which references https://www.brookings.edu/innovation-districts/
  17. Western Sydney University, https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/
    , viewed 15 March 2018
  18. National Institute of Economic and Industry Research and Economy id.
  19. SGS Economics & Planning, 2017, Sydney's Urban Services Land: Establishing a Baseline Provision, Report prepared for the Greater Sydney Commission, draft report June 2017
  20. Deep End Services 2016, Sydney Retail Demand and Supply Consultancy Stage 1, 2 and 3 reports. https://gsc-public-1.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/Sydney_retail_demand_and_supply_consultancy_Stage_1_final_report.pdf
  21. NSW Department of Primary Industries, The Hawkesbury Nepean catchment, viewed 15 March 2018, http://www.water.nsw.gov.au/water-management/basins-and-catchments/hawk…
  22. Greater Sydney Commission, 2016, Greater Sydney Public Open Space Audit, viewed 15 March 2018 https://gsc-public-1.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/Greater_Sydney_Open_S…
  23. NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Government 2015, Technical Guidelines for Urban Green Cover in NSW, NSW Government, Sydney
  24. Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16, Cataolgue no: 7503.0, ABS, Canberra, 2017


Note: The source of population, dwellings and household data in this Plan is from the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, 2016 NSW State and Local Government Area Population and Household Projections and Implied Dwelling Requirements 2016 to 2036. Population projections provide an indication of the size and age-sex structure of the future population if specified assumptions about future fertility, mortality and migration are realised. The projections are based on final 30 June 2011 Estimated Resident Populations (ERPs) supplied by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Finalised ERPs incorporating the 2016 Census of Population and Housing are not expected from the ABS until mid-2018.


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Amendment notes

Please note: There was a factual error in the current Western City District Plan with an incorrect reference made to the Commonwealth's approach to planning for noise around airports, known as Guideline A. The NSW Government has not adopted the Commonwealth approach and instead works within guidelines contained in the National Airports Safeguarding Framework. We worked with the Department of Planning and Environment to correct the error. For more information.

Western City District Plan
March 2018 © State of New South Wales
through the Greater Sydney Commission

ISBN: 978-0-6482729-4-6