The State Government has called on Sydneysiders to dub the future economic and industrial hub set to spring up around Western Sydney (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport.
Known by bureaucrats as the “Aerotropolis Core”, the 100ha parcel of land to the north of Bringelly – about 60km from Sydney CBD – is slated to provide thousands of new jobs in the west.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the precinct, set to be home to research, science and education facilities including a base for the CSIRO, needed a name that would become iconic in the Harbour City and beyond.
Alongside its tech-focused industry, the city centre will also boast shops, parks, schools, recreational and cultural spaces.
It will be a hub for advanced manufacturing and training, aerospace and defence industries, a hi-tech food production site and a 24/7 freight and logistics network.
Ms Berejiklian said the new name would define Australia’s “first 22nd century city”.
“Until now we have been referring to the area as the ‘Aerotropolis Core’, but with the city quickly moving from a vision to a reality now is the time for it to be given a real place name,” she said.
“The area to be named is the parcel of land which will be the CBD of the Aerotropolis and we want its name to be as iconic as the existing major city centres of ‘Sydney’ and ‘Parramatta’.
“Whatever it is ultimately called after the naming process, this part of Greater Sydney’s third city will be a key driver of economic growth, jobs and opportunities across NSW and the nation for generations to come.”
The government has released a set of guidelines to help punters in the naming process, asking them to steer clear of commercial titles, the names of living people or the recently deceased, current place names and anything offensive of racist.
Names that are inspirational, embrace innovation or science, or reflect the culture, environment and heritage of western Sydney are recommended.
“We want the community to help us come up with a list of names that reflect the area’s heritage, recognise people who have contributed to NSW or honour significant figures with ties to Western Sydney,” Western Sydney Minister Stuart Ayres said.
Originally published at news