Western Sydney Aerotropolis Agenda

08:30

09:00

WESTERN SYDNEY AEROTROPOLIS – A SMART AIRPORT CITY IN THE MAKING 

09:10

  • Key regulatory achievements over the past 12 months and current work underway
  • Harnessing Western Sydney Airport’s transformational potential for the region through land use planning, industry attraction and transport connectivity

09:40


10:10

10:20

POLICY AND PLANNING TO DELIVER THE WESTERN SYDNEY AIRPORT BY 2026 

11:00

11:30

  • Dissecting the Western City district plan – optimising planning processes and enhancing benefits of the airport 
  • Understanding how community, councils, businesses and local landholders will benefit from development of the airport
  • Identifying priorities for the Western City and growing and diversifying economic development opportunities

11:50

Roundtable A
Conceptual design of Western Sydney Aerotropolis starting zone: The initiation of the growth of a brand-new city
Dr. Shane Geha, Managing Director, EG Group
Madonna Locke, Director, Urbis


 

Roundtable B 
Exploring the major infrastructure and transport projects shaping the Western Sydney Aerotropolis 
Colin Dominish, Market Leader Transport, GHD
Bruce Macnee, Manager Aerotropolis and City Planning, Liverpool City Council
 
Roundtable C

Exploring the lessons learnt around design, implementation and delivery of a green, smart and energy efficient airport in Istanbul, Turkey
Craig Buckingham, Director, Reichle & De-Massari AG

 

 

 

12:40

KEY INGREDIENTS IN MAKING THE WESTERN SYDNEY AEROTROPOLIS A SUCCESS

01:40

  • Understanding how Incheon International Airport became a world class Aerotropolis 
  • Developing an Airport Support Community of airport-related industries - logistics, commercial services, and housing
  • Expanding the Airport Support Community and transforming it into an International Business City
  • Creating an International Free Trade City and attracting private-sector participation and foreign investment
  • Important lessons for Western Sydney to build its own Aerotropolis

02:20

  • The role of airlines in creating demand, building new markets and meeting the aviation capacity needs of the nation  
  • How can pricing models be competitive and attractive to airlines and travellers?
  • What will the design of airspace management look like?
  • What services and infrastructure are required to ensure operational efficiency and commercial viability?
  • Designing cargo facilities that support freight forwarders to facilitate effective delivery

03:00

03:20

  • Delivering jobs growth in Western Sydney by attracting health technology enterprises, allied health services, innovative new businesses and start-ups with new investors
  • Healthcare education & research super campus development: innovation, incubation, implementation

INTEGRATING LAND USE AND TRANSPORT PLANNING TO DRIVE ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

04:00

  • Implementation of integrated land use and transport plans - what plans are in place for the location of major job centres and road and public transport corridors? 
  • Identification of the Outer Sydney Orbital and preserving rail and road corridors for long term future growth
  • Considerations and opportunities to enhance east-west and north-south transport connections
  • Improving freight transport connectivity – identifying the Western Sydney freight line to link strategic intermodals

04:20

  • What kind of transport links are required to service the new airport?
  • Evaluating status and timelines of current and proposed projects –
  • $1.58 billion widening of the Northern Road between Narellan and Penrith
  • Sydney Metro West 
  • $1.3 billion M12 Motorway connecting to the airport
  • South West Rail Link Extension Corridor
  • Governance options and approaches to prioritising infrastructure plans to increase connectivity and capitalise on economic benefits 

05:00

08:30

09:00

INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL PERSPECTIVE ON MAKING THE WESTERN SYDNEY AEROTROPOLIS A REALITY

09:10

  • Critical factors for building a successful Aerotropolis
  • Delivering the essential infrastructure to enhance overall customer experience and engaging in integrated development of facilities for passengers, visitors and businesses
  • Drawing from lessons at Schiphol Airport and Imam Khomeini Airport City – what made Schiphol successful and what plans are in place for Imam Khomeini?

LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO BUILD THE FUTURE SMART AIRPORT

09:50

  • Preparing for the technology enhanced future by designing and constructing futuristic, functional terminal facilities 
  • How can the Western Sydney Airport leverage technology solutions to transform passenger experience, improve operational efficiencies and security capabilities and increase revenue?
  • Case examples of how data, analytics, IoT, smart controls and sensors drive increased efficiencies, optimise infrastructure resources and achieve energy efficiencies

10:40

INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL PERSPECTIVE ON MAKING THE WESTERN SYDNEY AEROTROPOLIS A REALITY 

11:10

  • Impact of Western Sydney airport on local government areas – economic and jobs growth, housing development, investment
  • Understand how local councils can work with federal and state government to deliver regulatory reforms and better integrate infrastructure, land use, housing and environmental planning decisions 

BOOSTING INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT AND CREATING AN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM

12:00

  • Highlighting potential strategic industries and business opportunities surrounding the Western Sydney airport
  • Importance of creating a globally significant innovation ecosystem
  • The search for new business models: Building new revenue streams in Western Sydney 
  • Strategies to attract high-value industries and create new knowledge-based jobs in Western Sydney

12:40

01:40

  • Importance of commercial and retail development to create an airport city 
  • Creating innovative and imaginative local retail solutions for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis
  • Strategies to attract tenants and investors

02:10

  • What makes the surrounding areas of the Western Sydney Airport attractive to industries?
  • Strategies to attract and develop the industries required to deliver a world-class Aerotropolis 
  • Aerospace and defence industries precinct 
  • Freight and logistics hubs
  • Agribusiness and food precinct 
  • Advanced manufacturing clusters
  • Creating new industries that do not currently exist and exporting intellectual property to international markets 

CREATING A DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK FOR THE WESTERN SYDNEY AEROTROPOLIS

03:00

  • Engineering capacity near Aerotropolis
  • Understanding how the Aerotropolis will generate growth - Types of development required and how the gap is going to be filled
  • Highlighting the relationship between economic conditions, market demands and characteristics of Aerotropolis 
  • Analysing potential for commercial, industrial and residential development in the region
  • Transforming logistic park development and advancing logistic operations

03:50

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