From Circular Quay to Central, suburbs around Sydney are in the process of getting a sparkly facelift. Joining the list is Blacktown following a deal between one of Australia’s biggest developers and a western Sydney council. Walker Corporation, one of Australia’s largest private development companies and Blacktown City Council are joining forces to revitalise the city center. The transformation is set to rival the vibrant Parramatta Square which was also a project undertaken by the same company.
Blacktown CBD Transformation deal
Lang Walker, executive chairman of Walker said that the makeover “will change the way people think about Blacktown.”
“Blacktown is growing fast and it needs the modern amenities and infrastructure to match, accompanied by wide open public squares and better-designed access, in and around the city for pedestrians, cars, buses and those using public transport,” he added.
The development is touted to deliver more than 1,000 construction jobs over five years, and permanently add over 4,500 jobs and $920 million value every year to the city’s economy, the local city council said in a statement.
With nearly 400,000 residents, Blacktown is NSW’s most populous local government area with a predicted growth of 615,000 by 2041. The council’s future masterplan aims to bring education, retail, commercial offices and a hotel to the CBD.
Get more information about the ambitious plan here.