The Western Parkland City covers the Country of the Dharug/Darug, Dharawal/Tharawal, Gungungurra/Gandangara and Darkinjung People, together with the local government areas of the Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, Penrith and Wollondilly. It is experiencing significant growth in both existing urban and new greenfield areas and will account for over 25 per cent of NSW’s population growth by 2036.
The Draft Blueprint sets out the short and medium investment priorities for Government that will help achieve the Western Parkland City Authority’s vision of delivering a green, connected and advanced 22nd century city.
We were engaged as Mapping Lead for the project to undertake spatial, thematic and place-based analysis and mapping to identify gaps in services and infrastructure, the pipeline of future projects slated for investigation, and to inform opportunities for
new and augmented government action. This involved collation, co-ordination, audit and review of available Government data, visual representation of data, as well as the preparation of supporting spatial diagrams.
LFA was also responsible for the co-ordination of a physical 3D model of the Western Parkland City, being produced by the University of Technology, Sydney.
Over 70 analytical and thematic maps were prepared over the course of the project to inform the development of the Draft Blueprint and the Draft Economic Development Roadmap – Phase 1, local and state government consultation and inter-agency workshops and consultation. The maps which feature in the Draft Blueprint are the culmination of the spatial analysis and communicate the key vision, opportunities and challenges and priorities for the Western Parkland City.