What was traditionally a last stop for Sydneysiders on their way up to the Blue Mountains, Penrith with it’s median house price of $650,000, and located 20 km from the Badgerys Creek airport and 60 km from the Sydney CBD, is undergoing unprecedented development and is fast positioning itself as one of Sydney’s most important town centres.
With more medium density housing projects under development in and around Penrith, the area is also starting to attract large scale high-density city-style projects like the recent $500 million project planned for the banks of the Nepean River. The project is designed to give young people more opportunity to stay in the area they grew up in as more employment opportunities come on stream from the new airport and commercial precincts.
Bulldozers Set To Begin Construction Work On The Western Sydney Airport Later This Year.
The Turnbull Government announced the engineering giant behind airport upgrades in London, Dubai and Hong Kong – Bechtel, will oversee the construction of the $5.3 billion airport. Australian companies Lendlease and CPB have been awarded the early earthworks contract, with works to begin on the site “before the end of the year”.
“Of course there are a range of stringent environmental conditions that need to be met in constructing and operating the airport,” said Federal Cities Minister Paul Fletcher.
“We are working to communicate the benefits of the airport to locals and indeed to people around Australia [so] that people understand this project and what that’s going to mean for western Sydney.”
1.8 million cubic metres of earth will be moved on the site, with construction of the airport to be completed by 2026.
St Vincent’s Hospital Announce Plans To Establish A New Health Campus At Badgery’s Creek
St Vincent’s hospital has announced plans to build a new health campus at Badgerys Creek to cater for the population growth in the area, as the new airport takes off. St Vincent’s says it can replicate it’s Darlinghurst public and private hospital complex into plans of the aerotropolis around Badgerys Creek airport. It would be located between Nepean and Liverpool hospitals, where currently patients have to wait up to four hours for emergency treatment.
University Of Sydney Is Tipped To Revive Plans To Build A Western Sydney Campus
The University of Sydney is tipped to revive plans to build a campus in western Sydney which would mean an extra 18,000 people could be studying and living within the region if the plan comes to fruition.