GPOP Signals New Era for Western Sydney

The Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue has welcomed the Greater Sydney Commission’s (GSC) Greater Parramatta Olympic Peninsula (GPOP), which sets an important vision for one of the country’s most significant growth corridors.

“The GSC has proved exactly why we need its strategic planning, its creative contribution and its ambitious vision with the delivery of its GPOP plan.   They have listened, learned and led the debate toward a more vibrant, productive and liveable corridor between Parramatta and Strathfield,” Western Sydney Leadership Dialogue Chairman, Christopher Brown AM, said. 

“The GPOP plan will make for a wonderful ‘front door’ to Western Sydney, and speaks of a precinct which will house great jobs, attract and retain global talent and calibrate the right mix of living, learning and earning.”

Mr Brown said the GPOP plan highlighted the importance of the NSW Government’s Parramatta Light Rail project, which connects major precincts along the corridor, while also establishing a new benchmark for all Sydney councils when it comes to setting growth targets.

“They have laid out a challenge to government to deliver the transport solutions the corridor needs, to industry to bring the jobs, investment, homes and dynamism required and to the community to take advantage of the consultative platform.”

“Parramatta and Westmead are already economic powerhouses that are getting even better.  Camellia and Olympic Park are the communities of the future, which have to be activated, densified and reshaped to deliver massive economic and social dividends.”

Mr Brown added that the Greater Sydney Commission, led by its Chief Commissioner, Lucy Turnbull, CEO, Sarah Hill and all of the district commissioners, should be congratulated for the ambition, and focus, they’ve secured for Western Sydney, and importantly, their commitment to listening to the region’s diverse communities.

“The GSC has shown that it is a willing collaborator and in developing its GPOP vision, has established a blueprint that respects the needs and views of its people, and ensures the gateway to Western Sydney will deliver on its potential,” he said.