Invitation to attend NextGen West Urban Development Conference
Following the recent launch of our NextGen West: Delivering the City of the Future campaign in partnership with Business Western Sydney, UDIA NSW is hosting a one-day interactive conference with captains of the development industry and key government and city shaping leaders, who will discuss the major planning and infrastructure projects and issues affecting Greater Western Sydney and help determine the outcome of the Western Parkland City.
During the conference, we will be presenting UDIA Building Blocks Greater Western Sydney 2021 a significant piece of research, which UDIA has produced every three years over the past decade. The 2021 report was produced in collaboration with Infrastructure and Development Consulting (IDC) and identified the missing catalytic infrastructure on land that is rezoned and ‘ready to go’ and which could unlock approximately 70,000 lots in key areas of Western Sydney, creating 40,000 jobs and delivering close to $17 billion to the NSW economy over the next three years. The investment in the enabling infrastructure identified has been costed at approximately $423m which is equivalent to $6,000 per lot.
The report pinpoints areas where the last missing piece of infrastructure is waiting to be delivered. It provides clear recommendations on the critical infrastructure investment needed to accelerate land holdings that can supply dwellings to market within 3 years, across four of Sydney’s Growth Centres including the North West Growth Area, the South West Growth Area, Greater Macarthur and Wilton. It also shows that only one third of the enabling infrastructure identified in 2018 report has been built over the last three years.
Our technology partner Giraffe Technologies will also be demonstrating for the first time, innovative technology that powers the Urban Development Program process – a digital tool designed to fast track the planning and delivery of enabling infrastructure and which enables planners to see into the future via a 3D city model.
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