Further details emerge for Western Sydney's proposed World Trade Centre

Further details emerge for Western Sydney's proposed World Trade Centre
Further details emerge for Western Sydney's proposed World Trade Centre

Intentions to create a new World Trade Center on Sydney's western periphery are gaining momentum.

Infrastructure earmarked for the area, prompted by the construction of Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek, will be fast-tracked by the state and federal governments. Adjacent to land reserved for the new airport, Sydney World Trade Center is backed by Aerotropolis Group who have in turn enlisted Woods Bagot for master plan design duties.

Aerotropolis Group has presented the high-profile $8 billion mixed-use proposal to the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. Included in their vision is "an international convention and exhibition centre, commercial space for multinational companies, an innovation and incubation centre for start-ups and retail and residential space."

Front and centre among the many buildings expected are four signature towers highlighting the latest ESD initiatives.

Further details emerge for Western Sydney's proposed World Trade Centre
Ground level perspective. Image: Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot for their part have envisaged the Sydney World Trade Center precinct as a net zero carbon development.

According to the design practice "energy production, use, storage, recycling and sharing between different types of development in the cluster of the towers and low rise mixed use – and the spaces between them – is a key part of the sustainability goal."

Controlling the master plan has allowed Woods Bagot to implement citywide design and livability features. One of the city's intended outcomes is to "achieve connectivity for allied uses across the project, economy and resilience of the development and to promote sustainable living with food, entertainment, commerce, work and housing, all within reach."

What they say

In combination, the new Western Sydney Airport and the realisation of the Greater Sydney Commission's strategy for the Western Parklands City is an extraordinary opportunity to conceive urban development hosting high tech industries synthesised with the unique natural environment of the Nepean river system and Cumberland Parklands for sustainable living.

Woods Bagot's design director Neil Hill

WTC Sydney is a project that will resolve the structural problem faced by Sydney by bringing balance to our city which is historically tilted to the east.

We are excited about this project, it will create an ecosystem to promote international trade, economic activity and employment generation by connecting Sydney to the 322 cities in 90 countries through the WTC network.

WTC Sydney will ensure a seamless flow of demand from these 322 international cities to Sydney, causing export from NSW to increase significantly.

Aerotropolis Group Managing Director and CEO Jomon Varghese

An Aerotropolis Summit held today will further push the project's various design and economic aspects. The summit is underpinned by research undertaken by PwC which shows that the Sydney World Trade Center would create 43,500 direct jobs annually, whilst injecting $13 billion to the NSW economy.

The city is penned in for a 2026 opening that will coincide with the new Western Sydney Airport opening.

Further details emerge for Western Sydney's proposed World Trade Centre
Sydney World Trade Center. Image: Woods Bagot

Aerotropolis Group is also active across a number of projects in Leppington, directly south of Western Sydney Airport's future location. The amalgamation of their Leppington interests and Sydney World Trade Center will see a substantial development pipeline in place for the next decade.

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak was a co-founder of Urban.com.au. He passed away on Thursday 8th of November 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was 37. Mark was a keen traveller, having visited all six permanently-inhabited continents and had a love of craft beer. One of his biggest passions was observing the change that has occurred in Melbourne over the past two decades. In that time he built an enormous library of photos, all taken by him, which tracked the progress of construction on building sites from across metropolitan Melbourne.

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